Thanks for that I had just tracked down some springs and shocks on face book from a toledo so I may abandon that and just go with some springs/shocks from Rimmers so at least I know I am getting the right thing. Changing things if they're not right is a bit of a hassle from New Zealand.
I put some polish on the toledo last night in an effort to just tidy it up a bit - it really is surprising how good a condition it is in terms of the condition of the shell.
I had a look underneath and it is in good shape apart from surface rust. It still has seemingly untouched jacking points and the sills are as new. The speedo says it has done 41ks - maybe that its actual mileage?
So a few questions:
What do I start on first ? Any suggestions ? the motor and gearbox aren't in the car so thinking I might repaint and rebush the front suspension and sub frame first and then perhaps tidy up the under bonnet area. So much that needs doing .....
The underside: Im thinking I will wire brush it with a drill/angle grinder (that will be a fun job) and then neutralize the rust with something (any recommendations ?) and then underseal it with something suitable, Im told hammerite do a product for undersealing?
I cant find any one out here that would replate the various small brackets in the suspension. Is there an alternative to doing this? Is there some kind of paint that will work instead - some sort of galvanizing paint or similar. And rather than getting the suspension components blasted I might just use the wire brush in a drill and paint them myself. I did this with the stag and it seemed to work quite well - or well enough for my purposes