Great progress is being made with the The Wakefield Caffeine Crew's Relay for Life Project, the BMG Mini restoration.
Nick Harrison (left), the teams panel beater, is very busy with the daunting task of making a silk purse out of a sows ear.
Back in the 1970s there was very little rust protection, hence the inside of all the panels never saw any paint or any form of rust inhibitor. But that doesn't phase Nick, being a very experienced tradesman he is right up there for the task.
It always amazes us what a panel beater can do with a welder, hammer and dolly (and that is the steel one not a two legged one).
Bowater Motor Group through Bowater Toyota have supplied the Wakefield Restoration Team with a number of new panels.
Recently John Bruce acquired the project another old Mini body from which the team have scavenged a number of salvageable panels that Nick will fit and weld into place, speeding up the process as replacement is often a whole lot quicker than repair.