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  1. Mikeypantz New Member

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    Hello folks. Again thanks for the response to me last post.
    Okay I’ve got a mk2 golf thats holier than god knows. I’m about to attack the footwell I’ve looked up as much as I can and have a fair idea how to go about it. This is a first for me. In the picture you can see it’s gone where 3 pieces meet. My intention was to cut under the spot welds and remove a square section and rebuild that slowly and let the other bits fall in around that. It’s rotten right through to the chassis rail and wheel arch.
    There’s also rot on the turret but was hoping for some drawings/measurements before I attacked that incase owt moved. But that’s for another day.
    I’ll post some pics of what I’m looking at.
    Thanks again folks.
     
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  2. hotponyshoes Member

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    Can you get a repair section or cut it out of another car?
     
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  3. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    That's how I'd tackle it, I'm no expert though :ashamed:. Bigger flat bit first, then you can work to it using CAD [cardboard aided design :laughing:] to bend/shape the rest.

    As long as the rust hasn't spread to the rail, then you're in a whole other ball game. :(
     
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  4. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    If you can try to "disassemble/deconstruct" the layers of the area. As you remove each piece try to reshape it so that it fits back where it came from (yes I know it will be flaky and falling to bits!) This will allow you to make up a replacement part to "match" the removed pieces. Also number the layers so that you know which has to be fitted first (it's easy to get order wrong)
    The similar to your area in pic below was at least 5 layers, where they all meet.
     
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  5. eddie49 Member

    Do you mean with a cutting disc, a hacksaw blade, or a chisel? The best way to deal with spot welds is to clean up until you can make them out, then centre-punch the spots, and cut the top layer of metal away with a spot weld drill bit:

    https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/tips-for-first-bodywork-repair.73427/#post-1002037

    https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/spot-weld-drill-bit.90507/#post-1324450
     
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  6. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    mike 109444 Member

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  8. Mikeypantz New Member

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    Ahh fellas you’ll proper do for me. Never ceases to amaze me this place. I’ve had chance on bus to scan over the replies. I’ll have a good read on me break at work and decide me plan of attack. I’m sure I’ll have not thought of something that’s up there in them lovely responses.
    Cheers again fellas yer all on me Christmas card list
     
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  9. Mikeypantz New Member

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    I think I’ll go what you’ve prescribed mike. I’ll look to disassemble trying not to ruin owt and try piecing the bits together in an orderly fashion.
    Many thanks mike, octo and Eddie for the reading material.
    Should be a lovely weekend and I’ve got nailed on free time. Hopefully I won’t embarrass myself and I’ll post the results.
    Cheers again fellas you’ll do for me :thumbup:
     
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