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Newbie, Tackling Outer Sills.....

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#1 duf72

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:31 PM

Hi, just bought a '91 Mayfair, and it needs outer sills replacing. There are tons of guides, but what I really want to know is do you need to refit the jacking point? I am not intending on ever using it, I will be using a bottle jack. Any thoughts?

#2 Steve220


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

Welcome to the forum!


My personal preference was to remove them.  Before my sills were welded on, the jacking hole was capped.  I only ever jack up on the subframes.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:32 PM

I would keep them but blank them off as they will add strength to the car.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:15 PM

They do tie in the crossmember to the inner sill and outer sill hence why they are used to jack a car.


If you don't intend to use it, fit and as mentioned cap it afterwards. Job done.

#5 duf72

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

Thanks all. As I have got a new jack point, I may as well fit it then blank it off.

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