Fixing front of sill

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Fixing front of sill

Post by unclebob1951 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:48 am

I need to do some welding on front part of sill, and remake connection with outrigger tube. Is it feasible to lift the tub at the front without doing a complete tub removal job?


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:17 am

Lifting the tub requires near enough everything else to come off, so it is practically the same as removal save for actually figuring out how you are getting it up a few feet (few helpers usually fine)

You could consider cutting and patching the tub if welding is localised, or indeed creative welding from underneath. Bit of thought and time spent and most things can be achieved!


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Fixing front of sill

Post by peter freeman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:39 am

A spray bottle of water can normally keep the GRP cool enough when welding near it - been there done that



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Fixing front of sill

Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:16 pm

Or a plumbers heat mat against the bodywork


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Fixing front of sill

Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:59 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:17 am
You could consider cutting and patching the tub if welding is localised, or indeed creative welding from underneath. Bit of thought and time spent and most things can be achieved!
been there with a Regal, twice, set fire to it the first time :shock: but as it was only a small flame like an old paraffin heater , easily put out with some water from above, after dad had moved from below :-)

on SS1 not that difficult if you get enough clearance underneath, depends on ho much is rotten on front tube and inner sill, you might in for a (not pleasent) surprise :shock:
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Fixing front of sill

Post by Kwackers » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:07 pm

unclebob1951 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:48 am
I need to do some welding on front part of sill, and remake connection with outrigger tube. Is it feasible to lift the tub at the front without doing a complete tub removal job?
I need to do the same to mine so would appreciate it if you post pictures / experience of how you get on.



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