Thanks Jason, those seats look for what they are, Dave's done a nice job on the trim of that thing. I'll keep on looking around, because i don't need anything straight away.
Ok, there has been a relative lack of progress up till now. But i started grinding the rear of the sill at the Dog leg to find out if there was any cancer there.
This is how it looked before hand.
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This is what I discovered falling out.
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This is what was left over for me!
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This is the result.
SO thats basically means the whole sill needs to be replaced and the Dog leg patched at the rear.
But i'm trying to get my head around it, if i was to do it myself. Seen a couple of posts on this site about doing it, but i'm a little hazy still.
I could patch the front and the rear, or i could just cut the whole thing off and replace it all. Which is what i've seen other people do.
If i get my understanding correct. You drill out the spot welds on the top.
Drill out these spot welds top and bottom all along the sill. Where it meets the seam.
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Do the same for the bottom. And this is where it gets a little tricky for me.
When you come across the B-pillar and where the sill joins this, what are you meant to do?
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I was thinking cut along these weld lines Carefully (probably use the dremmel) and drill out the spot welds at the back? Do this where it buts up to the rear dog leg, where it sits under the b-pillar (Pictured) and where it meets and sits under the a-pillar and extends to the front where the guard bolts onto it (below).
Front section of sill where it goes under the A-pillar and extends to the front where the guard bolts on.
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- 1. I'm assuming you drill out the spot welds on the back. and then cut the small seam welds they have where the b-pillar meets the sill. Then the sill should just drop out.
2. Then, how do you hold the b-pillar inplace, or does it stays there under its own strength with the doors off?
3. Then get a new section folded up to the same specs as the original, but slightly thicker metal for ease of welding, and structural integrity.
4. Just need to work out how to measure it properly, and find the correct way to jig it if necessary. Make sure it is aligned properly (probably measure it based on original) Then weld the new one back on with Plug welds where i drilled out the original spot welds.
If anyone has done it before, it would be good to clarify this method. Dunno if i'll attempt this myself. But we'll see. There could be a much easier method?
Such as pay someone, but that takes all the fun out of it and the learning from it also.
Then it leaves me free with fresh metal on the sills on the inside (if i need to replace it, part i do) to weld the floor back together.
What do you all think? Worth having a go?
How much could i possibly stuff it up?
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