Got a telephone call late this morning, please come and collect your car.
So I was off hot foot to SPL.
Got it home, its NOT full of holes, after a careful inspection 5 new ones only, and small, as follows:-
1 in the plenum
1 in the bulkhead
1 in the transmission tunnel mods
1 in an inner wing
1 where one of the rear floor bungs was located.
Theres a little bit of heat distortion in some small areas, which will easily knock out, and a small ding in the passengerside roof above the rear door.
They were right about the lead loading, there's no lead left on the car at all now
Its all one colour now too, which helps, even though its a satin black "rat" effect
But otherwise a fantastic result, I am chuffed to bits. You can see now how other parts of the car were modified by FF as the process has removed all the crud and muck
So pictures now - lots of them too - sorry but I am really happy with the result.
FF transmission tunnel modifications, again despite surface rust its all whole
Driverside inner wheel arch, the small hole in the chassis leg is where FF didn't finish the plating, when they modified it - its not a rust hole.
Passenger side front wheel arch - note the hammered modification for the extra vacuum chamber
Passenger side chassis rail mods
Didn't know this weld was here on the windscreen pillar, factory done, then hammered in and presumably leadloaded
Same here on the rear pillar
View inside the plenum, showing the chemicals and ecoat get everywhere
passengerside inner wheel arch
Rear spring mounts
Underside of bonnet, hadn't noticed the marks in the bulge before!
Even had the rear subframe arms done, ready for black chassis paint.
And thats all for now folks, I won't be able to do much on this for a few weeks due to work commitments, but it will be the small repairs and leadloading next.
And how much did it all cost......... £1860, so the spend to date is now £12884