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A bit of gentle tapping on the old subframe revealed a few holes....

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The nice shiny new one should be a bit safer !

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Having sheared a couple of the old bolts in the heel boards, both ends of the old panel were chopped off and new repair sections welded in.

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Then the rear section of the boot floor was taken out (again using the mildly scary 9" grinder).

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A cardboard template for the replacement panel was made in about 15 mins with a permanent marker and a pair of scissors. - Remember to use round nosed scissors, and don't sniff the pen (too much!).

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A quick scribble round the cardboard, which only just fitted on the sheet !

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Then after only 10 mins with the 9" grinder, the panel was ready to fold and fit.

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After a bit of light bashing, and some slight dressing again with the grinder, the panel was ready co clamp on and weld.

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