Thankyou all for the welcome.
When we purchased the car we did not know a lot about it, took a chance off Ebay as the price was right, though there was not any mention of the rust and from the pictures it looked ok. when seeing the car for the first time, we realised that the rust was going to be a major issue and had that tackled first as it was a definite MOT failure, The guys at IM accident repair centre in Andover undertook the work, fabricating new inner sills and part of the floor, repairing the front quarter panels lower edges and fitting the outer sills and sill extensions, purchased from Z Centre. The work was carried out to a superb standard, with photographic evidence taken at all steps along the way, being sent to me as updates and saved to a memory stick. After this was completed I took the car for MOT to get a list to work from for what needed doing, so not surprised that it failed, but surprised more what it passed on - I expected it to fail on emissions and brakes, but both passed. The car is already having the brake lines replaced and the lights have been sorted, so hopefully will pass MOT next week. The car is booked in with Jimmer, at PowerZed on the 18th for full service to engine, gearbox and Diff, replacing injectors, spark plugs and engine wiring loom. This was planned as the ad said the car was a non-runner, but it currently runs, though only on 5 cylinders, no smoke.
I am still going to need to find lower rear quarter panels for both sides, the bits behind the bumper and rear wheels, and a rear panel, as these need to be replaced soon.
I hope this spells out where the car is at.
Thanks for your help