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#16 Tomf

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:03 PM

Any pics yet?

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:44 PM

I started this tonight, so will get some pics up. Started drilling the spot welds that connect the bottom of the sill to the floor pan, then noticed that there is a spotweld every 1.5cm along the sill to rear quarter/door step seam! I thought, bugger that, I ain't drilling all them!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:05 AM

Sounds like fun!! Can't wait for the pics, gonna be useful to a lot of people.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:16 PM

Sorry to jump in jammy :P i have some pics i did for another forum Aaron



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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:20 PM

Oooooo, thats a very good diagram, thanks!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:37 PM

That's gonna be useful for when i get round to it!!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:27 PM

Get youself one of these, since I got one could not do without it, all you do is center punch the sport weld and then cut out the metal around the spot... This leaves a little dimple of metal still attached which can be taken off with a sanding disk in an angle grinder... this means you not actually drilling any holes in the metal which is remainging...

http://www.machinema...spot-weld-drill or
http://www.machinema...spot-weld-drill

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:43 AM

Right, I cut most of the sill off last night, but had to cut around the jacking point in the middle. Are the more spot welds in this or what?

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:05 PM

jammy there were about 6 spot welds around my jacking point and they can be a PITA to get off +some numpty had welded around the hole in the jacking point so i had to grind that as well
New pic to show were the spot may be (good luck Aaron)

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:07 PM

the red dots :angel:*

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:27 PM

Yea, got all them. I've cut all the sill off around the jacking point, and now it literally is just that bit that left on?! :S

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:37 PM

when i put the new sils on my car i had drilled all the way through the inner/outer sills, then when i put the new sill into place i welded it from the inside of the car, a lot better and you are not on your back all the time

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:45 PM

Well the shell is currently bare and resting on its side, so I'm working at head height.

But I'm still not sure how to get that jacking point off...?!

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:50 PM

Your lucky i spent 4 days on my back doing my sills
As for the jacking point it is spoted to the inner sill

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:57 PM

Oh right, so you take the whole thing off? The outer sill doesn't come away from the jacking bit?




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