So just a little bit of an update on the car...
Engine and gearbox, and interior have been removed. Engine bay cleared out of all paraphernalia.
Have the car booked in for a media (glass bead) blast at the end of the month, followed up with a primer being laid on the next day.
Plans at this stage are to sort out the rust over the next few months and get the manual conversion completed.
Will throw up some pics when i get a chance.