Sill end repairs. Typical underside work.

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Sill end repairs. Typical underside work.

Postby silverbullet » 15 Apr 2017, 18:05

I could have easily removed the entire inner sill on this bus (the family daily) but having to work outside and not wanting it to get out of hand I opted for the repair option.
A day and a half including making the repair pieces from 18g
Thankfully the heavy gauge bits such as the jacking point brackets and the front JP reinforcement (inside the B post) were ok. All butt welded, not lapped on.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Postby Jawin89 » 15 Apr 2017, 18:23

Nicely done, you were lucky the jacking points were al ok. Are you going to dose the cavities to protect from the inside ?
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Postby MagicWagon » 03 Oct 2017, 09:39

Looks similar to what I might need to do on mine. How did you know the JP reinforcements in the B Post were OK. Do you have any pics of what it was like from the outside beforehand ?
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Postby waltraud » 20 Jan 2018, 18:58

Good work !


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Postby itchyfeet » 20 Jan 2018, 19:44

Does not look like that happened in a year so I'm guessing you have a sympathetic MOT man.

Repair looks good, I'm still longing to be able to weld well , currently I have all the gear but no experience :D
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Postby bigbadbob76 » 20 Jan 2018, 19:51

I think they all rot there for some reason, tidy welds there SB. propper job.
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Postby itchyfeet » 20 Jan 2018, 20:37

bigbadbob76 wrote:I think they all rot there for some reason, tidy welds there SB. propper job.


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Postby RogerT » 21 Jan 2018, 12:16

itchyfeet wrote:.... a sympathetic MOT man.

Repair looks good, I'm still longing to be able to weld well , currently I have all the gear but no experience :D


I had a great relationship with my MOT man, was introduced to him by my father-in-law (who I incidentally also had a great relationship with). We kind of came to a mutual decision about when to stop it passing.

As to welding, have you looked at your local college? I did an evening course last winter - £200 - 10 weeks - a mixture of young lads and older blokes, with most trying MIG TIG and something else, but the tutor was happy for me to spend all my time on MIG. Essentially it was practice with guidance and explanation.
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Postby itchyfeet » 21 Jan 2018, 12:31

RogerT wrote:
As to welding, have you looked at your local college? I did an evening course last winter - £200 - 10 weeks - a mixture of young lads and older blokes, with most trying MIG TIG and something else, but the tutor was happy for me to spend all my time on MIG. Essentially it was practice with guidance and explanation.


Not very good with the classroom environment
What2do has given me some pointers but I havent had time to practice
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Postby RogerT » 21 Jan 2018, 15:52

To be fair there was 20 mins of H&S at the beginning of the first evening, then we were packed off to individual bays, isolated from others, and that was it, sometimes the tutor can to see what you were doing once in a 2 hr session, sometimes he didn’t, but you could find him if you wanted to. I didn’t speak to anyone the whole time...(maybe says more about me, that.)


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