Update (8 days later) - After 24 hours, this is what a well t-cut red BX looks like next to its long-lost-cousin. T-cut by Sheppard, colour by Jamcam and Irfanview - colours not a true relection of the world but intended to show the degree of shine possible ......
toytown view (well, I did use a Jamcam)
and the dark side....
This reflects state of play 8 days ago. Since then, Clarence went for MOT:
(brake performance within legal requirement, pitting due to frequent application of Welsh mud not so legal). Now cured with a disc and pad transplant.
Excessive corrosion of O/s rear brake pipe
(again due to frequent application of Welsh mud). Saturday MOT caused phone-dash around cit-parts outlets in search of replacement pipe. Solved when I reached the last box of BX spares, and with Tom's assistance.
N/s Headlight alignment
- must have been looking the other way..
O/s Rear numberplate light
(Damn! - a close-tailgate -for-intermittent-action fault - caused by the Welsh dust that invaded the tailgate - close relative of Welsh mud).
Corrosion to rear of both sills
This didn't look too bad when first examined - didn't apply poking instrument with enough vigour though, (unlike Mr White-stick). In for welding.
More news more or less as it happens (ok - perhaps a few days after the event). Oh, and a snapped speedo cable replaced (along with other minor fixes).
Occasionally constrained by geography. When not driving, can rely on ferry, two wheels and musclepower when a couple of miles as the crow flies would become a round-road-trip ten times the distance.