Hi, Im looking for some advise on the removal of the companion bins. What initially seemed like a nice Sunday job to get both removed to clear the way for new floors turned in to a soul destroying afternoon.
Step 1: Successfully removed the spot welds across the seat and wheel arch, removed the spots down the B Post (nearly all)
Found it easier to run in a pilot hole through first skin, Spot weld bit seemed to work better
At some point in time new inner sills were added over the existing ones. This has covered up the spots at the lower end of the companion bin, they have also been seem welded to the companion bin.
The welding of the new inner sills is better than any other repair on Lady P (Derived from the number plate) which is making it more difficult to remove them.
What would be the best way of removing the Inner sills to get to the remaining companion bin spot welds?
Would a course Burr be the best way to get into the corner of companion bin to remove the seam weld?
Never used bur before, would it work ok in a drill?
The companion bin also appear to be attached to the arch front closeout (Bin sandwiched between the Seat and the arch closeout. I don't intend to remove the quarter panel, it seems in pretty good nick, with maybe a small repair to the bottom.
How do I free up these spots? I cant seem them as the seat is in the way, would it be the same spots holding all 3 pieces together? Do I just need to drill through the companion bin?
Inner sills were seam welded along the edge of the door steep. Pretty thick welds.
I've had a grinding disk on welds today but given the position I just seem to be showered with sparks.
Any suggestions to how to remove in an more efficient way? Or do I just need to suck it up and enjoy the spark shower?
Should I just cut the cross member ends off and order new ones?, assuming that will make installing the floors (Floor with outer sill assembly from M Machine).
I'm assuming that should put the bracing in before removing the inner sill patches, cover sills already removed and whats left of the original inner is pretty flaky. This will hinder movement and access to cut them out.