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#1 miniracer115

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 12:01 PM

The Sill slinger brackets that fit inside the sills front and rear. Are these integral to the sill structure or are they purely to beef up the jacking points or something. I don’t plan and won’t jack anywhere other than the subframes so unsure if I actually need to replace these brackets when I fit new sills. Thanks in advance

#2 Ben_O

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 02:41 PM

There is debate over whether or not these are nessacery and the short answer is that they aren't really.

they are there to attach the slings to on the production line bit as they are welded to the inner and outer sill, it does provide some additional strength and I always put them back bit if you want to leave them out, then that's not really a problem.

 

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 02:45 PM

Just make sure if you have them - that people (garages, MOT stations etc) don't use them as jacking points!

 

On two of my cars (JDMs) garages have crushed the front ones thinking that's where to put the lift pads on their post lifts

 

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:49 PM

Just make sure if you have them - that people (garages, MOT stations etc) don't use them as jacking points!

 

On two of my cars (JDMs) garages have crushed the front ones thinking that's where to put the lift pads on their post lifts

 

FS

 

I did this to my own mini not knowing any better when I first got it. Luckily it was with a floor jack and once I saw the bracket itself bend I stopped jacking, now that I am in the process of restoring my shell I most likely will leave them off.



#5 steeley

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:48 PM

If they are put on they will only end up getting crushed and looking crap anyway

Leave them off

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:06 PM

Actually the Op said 'inside the sills'? Does he mean the ones with the threaded hole?
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#7 Ben_O

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:50 PM

I'm sure he means the inner ones. That's the impression i got and what I based my reply on.



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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:09 PM

Yes I’m meaning the ones that are fitted to the inner sill and then get covered by the outer sills. As per this photo 👍

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:11 PM

Maltese built minis didn't have slinging brackets fitted - i wonder if they had sill slinging bracket stiffeners fitted?

 

As they act (a little) as a stiffener between the inner & outer sills & they don't cost that much why not just replace them.



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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:16 PM

Im a Yorkshire man so every penny counts 😂




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