After a good 12 months of watching my poor Astra falling to bits on the rear wheel arch I finally got off my but to take her into a body shop. I got given a repair panel a long time ago, but never got the work done. Today though I went down to Oswestry Body Repair after seeing an add in a local newspaper, visiting their website etc. £120 for having the arch repaired as a cash job. I supply the panel, they cut out and weld it in, and apply some primer to stop it rusting worse, cant go wrong, and the best bit is. It's being done this afternoon and I'll have it back as well. Bonus!
sadly though It's still money I didn't really want to spend due to an upcoming holiday, but the car needed it as the rust had got really bad
They arn't doing all of the work, just cutting out the rot and welding in the panel, and sealing it, the rest I will do myself in the summer