well i finally bit the bullit and cut a dirty great hole in my boot lid !, my last moggie had one witch i brought off ebay and was very well made so i read a guide on hear and thought " how hard can it be ! (famous last words ) , so i won an old boot lid off ebay for £5 , it had rot along the bottom and was really scrap but as i only wanted to cut a piece out it didnt matter , so out came the grinder and a hole was cut !
then using the bit i cut out as a template i cut the doner boot , fitted it in and to my amazement ,a perfect fit !
next thing was to weld it up! ok my welding isnt the best but it works
after grinding down the welds and putting some rust treatment on it the filling began
lots of sanding a bit more filling more sanding
then a bit of fine sanding and prep for paint
finished ! not too bad if i may say so myself last thing to do now is to mount the square number plate ,im making a bracket for it to attach to the boot lid