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#1 lew

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:07 AM

wats the best way of taking old sills off

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:10 AM

wats the best way of taking old sills off


angle grinder, pry bar and a big hammer????

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:12 AM

yep angle grinder. all good fun just dont get carried away like me!

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:13 AM

I was wondering this aswell! Anyone got any pics?

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:17 AM

what bout an air saw or is grinder better

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:22 AM

grinder.... by air saw do you mean a compressed air reciprocating saw??

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:23 AM

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:56 PM

am planning on cutting a sill off this weekend, will take pics

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 06:08 PM

take them off the same way you open an envelope

but with a grinder :D

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 07:23 PM

I would be interested in finding out how to take the sills off i mean i know you just grind them off but where to grind ETC... is what i dont know, it would be great to see some pics of where to chop.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 07:34 PM

grind just under the seam below the doors

then bend the sill down

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 10:37 PM

hold replacement sill over old sill, mark round the sill then remove, remark
old sill leaving about 20mm overlap, then cut out old sill with a grinder,
or air saw (if you have one), cut the old sill along the length where it is
folded (where it joins the door step)

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:06 PM

hold replacement sill over old sill, mark round the sill then remove, remark
old sill leaving about 20mm overlap, then cut out old sill with a grinder,
or air saw (if you have one), cut the old sill along the length where it is
folded (where it joins the door step)

best way is with a spot weld drill just remove all the spot welds on the seam and the inner sill and a few smacks with an hammer and chisel should do it unless it as rubbish over sills on

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:14 PM

You can do it both ways, the best way is to dril out the old spot welds, then at least you will have the holes ready for you when you come to spot weld the new ones on.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:48 AM

As above, Spot weld drill, but this only works if you have the geninue sills still on the car, If you have oversills seem welded the length of the car then it's down to the angle grinder....

The sill seam ( where it joins the rear quarter and doorstep ) is welded the same way as the roof with a rolling spot welder so needs to be cut below the seam..

I recommend the use of 1mm disks for cutting, it's quick and accurate, and then a sanding disk on the grinder to remove the remaining metal and spots. basically you want to end up in the position where you have the floor pan and door step/rear quarter fully exposed ( as you're likely to have to replace some of this too :D )




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