just thought i\'d update this to say it lives! was mot\'d on saturday and passed, it\'s first mot for 12 years. an enormous amount of work has been done, to summarise:
underside stripped back to metal, all welding tackled and repainted / treated with waxoyl underseal.
all new brake lines and calipers.
new rear shocks, drop links.
exhaust heatshields all re-fabricated.
rear axle replaced.
and probably lots more!
it\'s not been done to show standards by any means but is now a sound rust free daily driver
and the best bit is another gen 1 survives.