Because the Lichfield had been driven through a ford every day, the underneath had surface rust but was otherwise surprisingly clean, even after having stood for 25 years.
Front and rear wings had no build-up of dirt underneath as the car had been regularly driven through a ford on the way to its garage. Wirebrushing was hardly necessary!
The front offside wing hadn't been cleaned on top when this series of pictures was taken . . . . or underneath . . . .
Rear corner of the nearside wing showing the bottom of the A-post welded to the main body frame. Note the rust hole in the body frame just behind the A-post (the only serious rust I have discovered so far!). The other side has had a small welded patch added at some time.
Thought I would try a period width indicator on the nearside wing, but as I've had no difficulty driving so far - I took it off!
The POR15 paint had lost its lustre after two summers so I freshened it up using re-paint ACE coach paint.