When you just can't patch it up any more
This T2 had got to a point where it just was not possible to repair any more. Engine and gearbox were removed and the whole underside sandblasted and coated with a grey rust inhbiting primer. In turn, both main chassis rails were replaced with custom fabricated sections between front and rear axles, after which the cargo floor was removed. All floor supports, cross-members, outriggers, inner and middle sills replaced befor a new cargo floor was fitted. On completion of the welded repairs, the entire underside was painted with a waterproof epoxy coating before being extensively waxoiled. A very satisfying job,.