What Lurks Beneath
The worst job of them all has begun. Zippy’s now propped on one side so all that black under-seal can be scrapped off the bottom by hand.
The rear arches (inner and outer) are pretty bad along with the sills. But the middle section of the floor and the rails all look OK really. Notice that Zippy seems to be missing outrigers. Presume that someone cut these off and never replaced them!
The front of the car will need a lot of work. But I’ve been offered a good genuine Ford valence, which is a good start. The bonnet and boot have been sandblasted and found a couple of holes that’ll be lead loaded. Top end of the engine is being stripped down ready for hardened valve seats etc.