What about the factory welds (robot) on the "new" Jeep JL ?
I even found a topic on here
Looks funny but after years of vibration and rust it will not be funny. It looks like speed is to fast and not enough gas.
You might remeber youtuber ChuckE2009, he did a repair on a small car trailer that had a cracked weld, reason it was cracked was large crater in the end of a weld, this aint far from it
Aye, it was discussed in depth a while back - consensus was they're rubbish and sometimes inadequate.
I've just bought a project, and the work that has been done to it so far has been terrible. Patches either side of a rusty section so it can't be seen, sealant all over the place. Would be a much quicker job if I didn't have to spend a load of time removing someone else's poor work. And that's before we get onto the appalling shape of some of the repairs. There's nowhere to fix the front wing, because the floor and footwell side is completely the wrong shape.
Is this also from the 'House of the Griffin'?
Have to admit its really quite depressing the quality of the workmanship that gose on. Been rebuilding my land rover but work has kind of stalled as i want to do it all properly, and everytime i look at it i find yet another bodge job it has really started to get to me. Not to mention the fact when you look into getting all the tools to do the job properly you realize its going to cost the earth, even if you are managing to make do in a few places.
Check out @KimB's thread about her LR - she did a great job.
Kimb did an amazing job, she is a very talented young lady. FInally starting to get mine rolling but its a long hard slog. And when you keep coming a cross stuff where other people have had no pride in thier work it really is a bit of a downer.
@Robbie260 Sounds like you need an assistant to spur you on!
Ah getting there with its just a matter of time and money. Been saving ad getting most of the parts and tools required up until now so hopefully will start making some real headway soon.
@Robbie260 That's the problem sometimes on projects is that you struggle to see the progress
Yes deffinately is the problem there is a whole point where it just bleeds money but seems to stay stationary.
Not a car but a badly welded cow! my sister bought this, don't know why..... anyhow it fell over and broke into three parts, no weld just slag from arc welding rods, I have tacked it back together.
This was done on a family members car. The car failed its test on rotten sills, and the m.o.t garage did the welding on it.
Its all been sorted now but how can anyone think thats acceptable.
Imagine paying someone to do that.
They could have at least tried using gas, joining the dots, and hitting both pieces of metal.
It is indeed. This is typical of the work done - looks neat, but if you see the sill on the left hand side of the photo, the inner sill should follow along until it reaches the front, and that is where the bottom of the front wing should mount. Copious amount of white sealant are covering up just how poorly it's been done. The floor has a large rubber grommet in it, which I think is only used to drain primer during production, you can just see it just near the front lower edge of the sill. The rubber grommet is still in place, and the floor has been patched above it, so it can't easily be removed without removing the patch. On the plus side, if it's like the bottom of the door pillar, there won't be much weld holding in.
A plate had been fixed to the inner wing to strengthen the bonnet hinge area - a common fault on Viva HC shells and a cheap repair plate used to be available. This one has been fitted with about 3" overlap on the original inner wing, so you can imagine what was between the two.
The Cow went home yesterday, asked her what she paid for it, £45.00 delivered from Esty? probably £35.00 too much!
When I started to read that “the cow went home yesterday” I thought that’s putting it a bit strong, then I realised you were on about the tin monstrosity. Personally I can’t stand these so say sculptures made out of bits of sheet metal.
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