With the rocker panels removed and the rust brushed off, bare metal is left. Exposed to the humidity, it quickly begins to rust again. I can't wait till the welder gets to it, so I got a can of Spray paint and went at it!
Driver SideAfter sitting a while, powder rust began to re-appear on the exposed areas. I am really concerned with this area because it has so much rust before and some of the areas have rusted though. I brushed them down again real good and got to work.
Driver Side PaintedI painted over the exposed areas and got in as much as I could into the recessed cavities. Overall, the paint really brings out the flaws in the metal. I will have to sand off the paint on the weld spots, but at least this will keep it intact till I can get it welded.
Passenger SideI'm anticipating having problems rebuilding by the back fenders, with the metal missing and the curves, it's likely going to be a pain. One positive note though, with the replacement piece, I have what the other side of the curve should be.
Passenger Side PaintedI really wish I wasn't out of town for the BMCNO welding class at Delgado. Maybe I can convince someone to come and help me if I can't get it done sooner... I can't say enough about the BMCNO club. Though I havn't participated in any of the drives, for apparent reasons, they have provided me with moral support and are a friendly bunch. It's always nice to have a sympathetic ear as you discuss British car's issues.