Going to resurrect this thread.
The old "to do" list isn't exactly complete due work and family commitments, but I have made progress. Didn't do all the bushes, just those that were badly worn on the sway bars - but it has made a difference and the drive feels a more positive and no adverse effects in terms of ride. Still need to replace the exterior drivers door handle, but my repair seems to have lasted. Clutch is behaving itself so have deferred that! Just tempted fate by saying that of course
Car has just got another clean bill of health for 12 months - not the cheapest MOT as it involved welding (rear seat belt anchorages and inner sill), plus a rebuild of one of the rear calipers. I've ordered the RB exhaust which should be here in a couple of weeks. So the old "ASBO" exhaust will need to go to a good home. Once its off and hopefully not damaged I'll get some photo's and post.
New for the "to do" list -
- fix antenna, which appears to be suffering from old age as it won't rise to the occasion! Motor works which is encouraging at least.
- get the drivers seat sorted out - a couple of splits and the foam is coming out. Probably time to get both front seats re-upholstered.
- cosmetic items, including replacing wing mirror glass, finding a decent battery box lid, strengthen the rear parcel shelf which is in danger of collapsing and restore the wheels to their original polished alloy.
- deal with the various rusty spots, largely on the sunroof.