Picking up and welding
When I bought the Austin, she was sitting on the attic of a cow stable. The car was imported to Holland in 1981
Her former registration.
Filled with the old parts that where stripped from the original car.
The car was lifted of it's resting place where she stood for 10 years.
Luckily my employer Mechanisatie Haarlemmermeer was willing to help me with transporting
the not entirely roadworthy little Austin.
Me fitting in a new floor section as made by Hans from the Dutch club. (Hans makes panels for nearly all part suppliers in the UK)
Me welding in a new section on the front valance. A welding helmet with automatic darkening is a really
Repairing poorly repaired damage to the rear quarter panel. I ended up using a repaired panel from another car. Note the cut inside panel.
The modified rear panel to resemble the A35. I wanted indicators and I chose the solution that Austin eventually took, thus creating an A32-1/2
The rear right side repaired with a panel of a scrap Austin which I had to repair as welL.
One new sill in place. The condition of this side of the Austin was far worse than the other side.