Have just been having a look at the Orange Dolomite Sprint project on here - very impressive as to what some people can do.
I have started stripping the Toledo. I am working through the car slowly and have started on the doors and the front and back of the car and then will progress on to the motor and the interior. I had initially planned to try and get the car running - I got it to turn over but didn't get it running no biggee really - bit of a distraction.
As is often the case I bought this car and then shortly afterwards found a far better Toledo (hereby known as the green car) with no rust but minus gear box and an engine - however reasonably expensive. The rust in the car I have is really too extensive to make restoring it worth while which is a pity - I was hoping to save it ....but you cant save them all. The rust is in four doors, the front valance which is just about rusted away, the bonnet, the front guards, left hand sill, boot lid and small random bits of rust around the boot area. By the time I buy a welder and do all repairs involved (or at least the ones I can do) as well as get it painted etc it would simply cost too much to restore and it take too long. Anyway it was dirt cheap and least I got a good engine and gearbox for not much - so not a complete loss
So the task at hand is to strip all usable bits out of the car and then will get rid of the shell and get the green car from up country and will put the motor and engine from the white car into the green car. But in the mean time Ill go and have another at the green car just to check it is in as good a shape as it looks to be
So that's the plan anyway.