I have been removing the whole stonechip of my car to have a better view of the panels to be changed.
I am quite unsure on some panels so I am asking for your experience.
First thing is the floor:
At the front, no problem, it will have to be changed. This is the best side.
And the other one
Where I am not sure is how far I need to change it. The ribs have been damaged further than the crossmember, and I could find some small rust areas near the companion bins.
My question is: do I need full-length half floors, or is it a better idea to go for a full floor replacement? It is for me clear that the half floors are (much) more work. I know the mounting panel for the rear subframe looks very solid and if I can avoid replacing it that may be better. The thing is, M-Machine only sell complete floors with this panel assembled, which seems to be quite straightforward to change.
Second point is the boot floor. Same question in fact. Do I better go for a full panel replacement or just the rear section with a part of the wheel well?
The rear seat section looks to be only surface rust.
Boot floor near the rear panel... Quite common I think
What would the experienced Mini welder do?
Thank you for your advice!