Rusty Bits..Are They A Problem
Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:29 PM
1. The seatbelt mounting box thingy...just behind the front seats the box thing that u can store things in...
2. The bits under the windscreen, on top of the dash in the corners, its on just rusty with a hole the size of a 5p peice on the passanger side
3. Passanger side again below the dash this time in the corner, like right int eh back of the dash, a reasonale hole there, and quite rusty so i would probs chop a fair bit out to plate up. This also might have to be plated on the other side it hink, as i have yet to take the wheel off.
4. My floors are rusty but not holed, as i have given a good prod(hammer) and they are solid, i just dont know weather its worth cutting them out or not???
Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:46 PM
2. I had the same thing, but mine got through the MOT absolutely fine, and ive had the car a year and it hasnt got any worse.
3. Dont think this is structural.
4. floor shouldnt be a problem, although if you can it might be a good idea to replace them as a matter of course. If i could afford it id change panels the moment a trace of rust appeared.
If thats all the rest uve got, ur doin good!
Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:48 AM
If there is any corrosion within 30cm of a mounting point for any steering, suspension, braking, safety belt or seat mount it will need examining further. By the sounds of it, the rear bin one may be an issue because it sounds like it is near to the seatbelt mount and possibly the rear subframe front bolts.
Anyway, back to topic, if you could post up some piccies, we can all have a look for ya (don't be embarrassed by a little rust either, everyone's mini has a little bit) :wink:
Edited by mini mad me, 30 December 2005 - 09:49 AM.
Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:13 AM
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:20 AM
I forgot to say, its the same both sides... Do you know if you can buy these bin panels, becuase it would be much easier to cut the wholt lot out and put a new one in rather then patch it up IMO
Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:32 AM
Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:33 AM
thanks dude, ill price it all up the cost of the repairs to the car now, becuase it might go through thee roof, since its a nice car to begin with and he lied about his description(its got 100% no rust and filler free..YEH RITE) so i paid more then i should., i paid for what he said it was. and sicne i only work on tescos checkout9£250 a month) i aint exactly rich, and i dont know what else is up with it yet, so someone might be getting a nice project on here lol if ya get my drift
Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:37 AM
Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:42 AM
Anyway, enough of the life storys, they are depressing lol
Thanks for all your help guys, its helped somehow in persuading the mother lol
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