going to have a go at welding the sills !

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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:51 pm

PhillipM wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Gas mig.
Gasless is a pain in the arse as it starts much worse than gasless and you'll have to do more cleanup, TIG is a waste of time unless you cut it back to completely perfectly clean metal and get your repair seamless - and you have it indoors otherwise the wind is a nightmare.
Stick welder? Forget it on car bodywork. It can be done, yes, but it always ends up a hell of a mess to sort out.
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Beware that slapping a patch over the top usually just means the rest of it will rust even faster as you've created a moisture trap. So if you're keeping the car, worth doing it right the first time.
I did say all the above, in other words Phillip :arrowu: read though all the posts
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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by caprixpack » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:54 am

There does come a point where its just not worth it to keep throwing money at it. It was the same with my calibra, mechanically it was perfect but bodywise it was a nightmare. I changed both front wings the tailgate a door one of the sills drivers side floor pan, it was just one thing after another. Took it for its next mot and the tester called me over and stuck his finger through the passengers side floor in a few places, by this time one of the front wings had started going again. As much as I loved it, I had to let it go i just couldn't afford to keep replacing metal.
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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by johntl » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Thanks for your input guys
If it goes through the MOT without to much trouble will keep for a few more years as long as the clutch 175k holds out, apart from the sills car is still in good nick
Hope it does not need to many patches on the sills ???

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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by johntl » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:54 pm

RESULT:

Put the car in for its MOT today and cannot believe it the sills passed and it only needed the wheel bearing which I knew about :o :wink:

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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:07 pm

That is indeed a bit of a result, the rust can't be near enough to anything structural (although I'd have a thought the whole sill is structural... :? )
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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:22 pm

Excellent - this gives you a 11 months to procrastinate over a fix 8)
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Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:01 am

:cheesy: result

I did say earlier on in this post that the reg's changed a few years back, you can have no outer sills
& it'll still pass as long as it's more than 150mm from a suspension mounting point :wink:
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