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Re: Car parts

Post by joshfman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:52 pm

Yeah it has moved a fair bit iam afraid kevin. Ill take some measurements tomorrow and let you know what they are it looks medium bad. If that makes any sense long as I have a half tidy reference on the other side it shouldnt be to hard to repair surely! My father bought an engine of a chap in Blackpool who does rover 400 600 200 bodywork. He sent him some pictures and he seems to think it's not to tall an order. So I will try to get in touch with him myself!

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Post by joshfman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:53 pm

Rich. Surely I need more than the sills doing though? Are the rear quaters not part of the sills or? :)

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Re: Car parts

Post by CoupeRich » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:34 pm

joshfman wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:53 pm
Rich. Surely I need more than the sills doing though? Are the rear quaters not part of the sills or? :)
Sorry, yes, if your quarters have gone as well. I was just mentioning that there is another option, if it was just the sills

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Re: Car parts

Post by stew » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:46 am

CoupeRich wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:01 am
I think I have (or at least my body shop man has) found a solution to rotten sills, without the need to cut up quarter panels.

Basically, rover 400 sills can be made to fit, and look pretty good. They need modification by someone with metalwork skills..

Only difference is the strengthening depressions are not there, but I had slight step out in the panel to replicate there function

Although not oe, it look oe and I think is actually a better job, if they can be cut in the right place

I'm happier as it meant I could get rid of the whole sills rather than patch. You will be surprised on the amount of internal corrosion, even on good cars


Pictures to follow
Definitely agree on sills - there comes a point where patching is actually more time consuming and prone to rust coming back. My coupe already had the sill ends done before my ownership but the rust is returning where it meets the arches. I will have to make an assessment when I get to tidying up the bodywork and will probably gradually cut away more and more (hopefully not too much!) until its looking sound. Would be interested to see your photos Rich.

Good luck with the repairs Josh, let us know how it goes.
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Re: Car parts

Post by kevinwillis » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:10 pm

kevinwillis wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Just spotted the pictures you emailed me yesterday. I have past them on to Craig how should be able to get them up on here later.

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Re: Car parts

Post by 1234dist » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:11 pm

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Post by oneoffcoupe » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01 pm

:o

F***ers!!!
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Post by 1234dist » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:21 pm

oneoffcoupe wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01 pm
:o

F***ers!!!
id go for more f**t'd
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Re: Car parts

Post by oneoffcoupe » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:24 pm

1234dist wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:21 pm
oneoffcoupe wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01 pm
:o

F***ers!!!
id go for more f**t'd
Yeh, that too!

Wot's the yellow thing in the 2nd pic?!
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Re: Car parts

Post by conductorwomble » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:04 am

Ouch. If someone did that to one of mine, I'll probably burst into tears................and then batter them with the wheel jack! 😠

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Re: Car parts

Post by joshfman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:52 pm

Wow. Cheers for posting the photos!! As you folks can now see its pretty messed up!! I was going to do the work on my Sundays off but I know of a chap who's does rovers and other cars up in Blackpool so iam going to be sending my wreck to him in the coming weeks he thinks he can sort it out without having to jig it so fingers crossed.

Yeah, I wasn't that mad at the time the thung that got me down was the fact that I had finally sorted the engine out that very day he drove in to me!. The Mrs spotted his car all repaired a week or two later and she said he was still driving the thing like he stole it! Some don't learn I guess :/

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Re: Car parts

Post by conductorwomble » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:37 pm

We need to adopt the Canadian style of driving AND the Canadian authorities approach to motoring offences. NO TAILGATING, FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED AT JUNCTIONS, THE PEDESTRIAN IS KING and best of all, after your third motoring offence, YOU LOSE YOUR LICENCE FOR GOOD. That's why driving over there is such a joy!😆

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