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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Hi Kyle, Sorry about the late reply. I had a look at the photos you provided and based on my experience of the 1850 here are my comments.
IMG0315 : On the front valence the stone chip is doing its job well. It would be interesting to see the reverse of this panel , but oil drips from the crank pulley usually keep it rust free. Grind out the rust, rust proof and re-coat with stone chip and primer / paint.
0317 : My guess is that this is old parking damage which has been filled with a large gob of filler and painted. My guess is that a knock with a hammer will knock this out with a large area of rusty metal. I reckon the only solution here is a replacement wing, primed and sprayed in metal or GRP.
0318 : More of the same I feel. While you are looking at this corner can you have the headlamp trim off and look at the headlamp bracketry. When I had MPD years ago it failed the MOT on headlamp alignment. They took the covers off and the light units fell out .... :lol:
0341 : Ditto
0319 : This will be to OK to grind back and weld in new metal. Much better with the front wings off.
And while you are looking at this corner can you have the inner bolted mud-shields out. ( 4 bolts ). This will say a lot about the front end of the sills.
0320 : Ditto
0322 : Yup, A new lower door panel. While you are there can you remove the trim panel and look at the rest of the door from inside please.

This is my solution to the A-pillar rusting. The grommets are white pvc from one of the suppliers at the Resto; Show.
And the spray-cans are my preferred rust killers and protection. Other equally good cans are available.

HTH,
Tony.


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