My case is alot more of a digging adventure tho, so i need to cut way more and so on. Ended up completely deleting the rail under the battery and now in the process of replacing it all...
So yesterday i finally got round to start removing the rusty patches from the battery tray rail section. It's not that bad as i thought and hasn't gone very far into the rail. Should not take that much to replace it all and weld it up.
Video incoming soon!
But here's some pictures!
Great story and writeup!
Congratulations on acquiring it and greetings to Gio for making it all happen in your head!
I am in a similar boat, but my 242 is a bit deaderer :D But i am trying my best resurrecting it!
Be well and happy fixings!