I'm back on it!
I want to start by saying that this post is not a criticism on the way that the car has been worked on or stored, everything is just an unfortunate consequence of what has happened.
I knew looking down the inside of the sills that they were a bit touch and go. The outers definitely needed changing and as much as I'd love to use a set of genuine nos sills the reality is that they're difficult to get hold of and in my opinion the club sills being zintec coated are much better and will last longer especially after they've been wax injected.
After cutting the outer off it didn't look too bad at all.
However, where the car has been sitting at an angle and water has been sitting in the rear of the sills everything is very crusty. That's ok, we can fix that and you all know me by now, if it's going to be done, it's going to be done properly.
As usual (thanks Alun) the club sills fit perfectly!
I had intended to just repair the reinforcer panel, unfortunately the jacking point is completely shot and the inner sill from about half way along the car is very thin and pitted. There's no way that I am going to be able to plug weld to that lip on the inner sill.
The front section is fine, it has been repaired in the past but in exactly the way I would do it. just a couple of small holes to patch.
I'll do what I normally do, replace the reinforcer and inner sill and then outer. This will give us a good solid rust free structure which I can protect, it's then going to be safe and will last a long time.