I know this should go under styling ideally, but being a bit of a techie query, posted it here instead
A mate has just brought a tasty looking Astra GTE.
Amazingly well looked after, totally genuine 12K milage XE, immaculate interior and exterior, all exept the nearside rear quarter.
It was stored for about 12 years by the father of the owner who's son unfortunately died from cancer soon after buying the car from new.
Due to an undiscovered roof leak in his garage, water has dripped for 12 years onto the rear quarter, which has entirely rotted the section away.
Despite the rust here being massively extensive, going from the wheel arch upwards, along the base of the rear side window, and almost to the roof, covering just about the entire quarter, the car is otherwise in mint as new condition.
Now the question is, what can be done about this rust ?
Can this be replaced with a whole new quarter, welded in to make as new, or is this not possible, and will need to be patched with bits of new metal ?
He wants to get this done properly, so the car can be sold on for a profit. He paid £250 for this car. Lucky git.
So sad to see this gapping great hole in it.
Top bodywork advice needed please, and info on procedures to restarting this car. The engine has not turned over for nearly 13 years, but looks in mint condition, and still has oil in clean condition. He wont even attempt to start it without advice first.
Help please guys, this car has got to hit the streets again.