It seems that I have got myself a reputation as a quality welder!
For those who don't know ERO belongs to Jon Tilson and is a TR7 powered early 1850. As I had the trailer for YGD I took the opportunity to go and collect it from him.
See, this is why I own a Discovery!
Back home nice and safe - probably having a chat with DTR about the good old days!
I do this with any car I get, the first thing is to give it a good clean so I can see what I'm dealing with.
Now before anyone says anything and the hysteria starts, yes both NWL and DTR are currently parked on the grass to give me some space. Both chassis have been protected and they are not going to suddenly disappear in a pile of rust by being parked on the grass for a week or two.
Back to ERO, starting at the rear, both rear wing tops need a repair, and the rear C pillars.
A small repair on the NS wheelarch
OS sill and jacking point needs rebuilding and repairing, they are replacement sills so I may be able to get away with repairing that area, I will get a clearer view when I cut out the rust.
Like DTR and RUK the inner front valence needs repairs, as do the eyebrows. I'll asses them when I strip the front and decide of it is better to take them off and replace with glass fibre ones or not.
The outer valence and wings have some small holes that need repair and some small repairs to the lower valence, nothing scary.
The NS Rear and possibly the NS front doors will need replacing I think as the frame has gone at the bottom, I have spares, problem is that ones russet and one is blue!
On the whole it's fine, in some ways better than RUK, no actually its better than RUK was!