After fixing the front floor boards it was time to remove the carpet inspect the boot floor. An ugly mess came into view.
A few of the holes were visible from below after the tank was removed.
But the top became increasingly worse after some prodding.
A miracle the frame rails were in perfect condition. Look at the galvanisation still in place.
Cleaning up took most of the effort here while the holes keep expanding.
Ready for welding
Spot welding the new panels.
Finally the last patch panel ready for welding
Another little patch for the quarter panel
Tank painted and ready to be refitted
After a struggle the tank is back in place and all pipes are reconnected
Finally the upholstery and rear bench can be reinstalled. It's a mobile car again. Job done.