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Post by Corky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Does anyone have a photo of a QRG sill section (new as delivered) that they could post here for me. Just weighing up my options as to whether to replace the bent one on my sprint car or to try and re-shape it.

Also, if anyone has a driver’s side sill section for sale, please give me a shout. Must be galv and rust free.

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Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Why do you need a photo? I can get one tomorrow but it looks like a sill :D


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Post by Corky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 pm

Haha, just wanted to know what was included in the section, so I’d know how much I’d need to cut out.

Other option is cut out the face plate and weld a new piece in.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Nothing is included, just the sill with cutouts for the front and rear tubes. I’ve just sold a pair of s/h and I’m keeping the new set for number one.

I have the sills from batmobile which are straight, but I believe are slightly shortened to accommodate big slicks on the front (I haven’t measured them yet)? They may be good for repair sections (or simply fit and add the missing couple of inches back on from yours) if you want to go that way? They also have several inches of the front and rear tubes attached.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:32 pm

Steve, thanks partly to Jim, I have now got capacity on my pressbrake to bend up to 2.1M in anything up to 5mm thick.

I also have a set of Galved Complete sills I can photo if Jim can`t.
They WOULD be for sale if the right offer was made.

Not yet priced up the costs but I can undercut ALL current suppliers for oversills or sections.

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Post by Corky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks Mark. It’s just the driver’s side that needs sorting. So that’s all I’ll be looking for if I struggle to get it back into shape.

I’ve got admit, I’m a bit nervous about welding one in, so repairing this either by force or letting in new metal is my preferred route.

Would you be able to make an outer facia section if I needed it?


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm

Corky wrote:
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Would you be able to make an outer facia section if I needed it?
Do Bears **** in`t woods ?, :P

Yes, as much or little as you need depending upon how much of the "Wrap around profile" you wanted. :w

I keep Galve sheet in stock at various thickness and only small stock of Mild Steel, it tends to rust you know :shock:


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:32 am

A body shop would likely sort that damage out no problem. Few hours of spot welding tabs and pulling would see it back to where it should be.

Fair amount of work to replace a sill or just outer section and you need to be confident of the welding.

Cut off far more badly done sills than I care to mention.


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Post by Benc » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:48 am

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:32 am
A body shop would likely sort that damage out no problem. Few hours of spot welding tabs and pulling would see it back to where it should be.

Fair amount of work to replace a sill or just outer section and you need to be confident of the welding.

Cut off far more badly done sills than I care to mention.
I would agree with Phil definitely the way to repair



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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:05 am

I would agree, repair without chopping would be easiest as there should not be any corrosion.

How did you get it to where it is now?
A little more persuasion might help :wink:


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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:30 am

Has anyone made sill covers in polished stainless? I had some years ago on my MGB and they looked quite smart.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:59 pm

Clueless1 wrote:
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Has anyone made sill covers in polished stainless? I had some years ago on my MGB and they looked quite smart.
much easier to fit and would help the 'Cheshire look' ? ? ? ? ? :wink:


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:12 pm

But not any good for the MOT man :cry:


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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:44 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:12 pm
But not any good for the MOT man :cry:
agree , but a 'grey area' as they are not allowed to remove panels etc, (although I could be speaking b****s :-)

so not sure how they check the sill on modern cars which have a plastic moulding full length that has the front and rear arches combined ?? (C30 / S40 etc and many others?)


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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:09 pm

I made stainless covers for number one - that was to display it at the NEC, not to circumvent an MOT regulation. If the outside of the sills have gone, the inners (and therefore the rear suspension mounting) will be severely weakened.


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