went down there this morning, martin put my car on the ramps and had a look for me. the drivers boot looks new, the passenger one has started cracking, so it was on its way. weather the bracket sliced it,/finished it off is anyone's guess. the bracket that was loose has a the possibility of cutting into under lock and suspension compression i think,. martin did show me it on lock to lock and it did touch a little. but not loads. as to the bolt. the drivers side is crusted with dirt so hasn't been touched. as to why the passenger one has made a run for it, again is anyone's guess. the brake lines, martin explained that the hose fitting will not seat into the bracket, and making it fit would have increased the bill by a hour or so of labour so they went ahead and tied them to the car instead,. now i know the why's and reasons i accept it.. i may even attempt to fabricate a larger bracket, or source proper fitting front lines and the goodridge ones are mass produced he said and sometimes dont fit 100% martin is also giving me a cv boot as a goodwill gesture, for which i am gratefull. and for his time to show me and explain why things were done they way they were. as he is going on holiday, i am having the new boot fitted by a local garage, as with it split, the joint will fail so it has to be done soon. i am not one to complain about someone, then not praise them when they help me. so a thanks to martin for taking some time to show me and explain things.