HI, thank you Opel2000 - Luckily the fella has been working on it over the years as it was his fathers car. All the sills were done and the floor has been repaired in a couple of places.
I cant say how lucky I have been but I will also need to make three trips to the house to pick up all the spares. As soon as it is here I will photograph it all . As for the engine, I was told the water pump was noisy but as you say , there is no reason for it not to run if prepared properly. However , an engine out job suits me as I can get it all cleaned and painted and looking good.
I was surprised to find no rot under the battery tray. Im hoping the welding , if any will be a minimum.