Patching sills on a van

  1. D.wilson94 Member

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    Someone has asked me to patch up his sills on a van ,he has all the parts i just need to do it ,i dont know how long it would take me so how would you price it ..dont usually do car bodywork
     
  2. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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  3. SteScouse

    SteScouse Forum Supporter

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    Garages charge quite a bit mate, dont undersell yourself too much

    Few years ago

    Couple of years ago before i got into welding think i paid £80 for a patch on rear of sill, focus just before wheel arch, about 10 square inches

    That said done my first vehicle repair today, took me quite a while.
     
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  4. Spark plug

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    It’s one of those how long is a pice of string questions, an inch hole generally turns into 6” after some grinding.
     
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  5. D.wilson94 Member

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    How did that go mate any before and after photo’s?
     
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  6. D.wilson94 Member

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    Its cutting out and replacing a few inches of sill on either side of the van
     
  7. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Very difficult to judge the job until you've removed the rusty stuff

    I must have spent atleast a week welding up my van now
     
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  8. Chillitt Member

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    inner sill or outer? Which van? Can you get it under cover to work on? If the answers are inner, mk6 Transit and no, run a mile. Ive been leading a search party for something to weld to under my van since Monday...
     
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  9. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Just give him an hourly rate and a generous idea of time.
    Make sure your covered. Nothing worse than working for naff all
     
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  10. D.wilson94 Member

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    O
    outside sills on a transit connect
     
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  11. Shedendman

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    What do you mean by "he has all the parts"?
    Its not the rot you see,its the rot you dont see
    I do this often,dont mess about patching,if you can get the complete sill then do so
    As @Chillitt said what van?
     
  12. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    you will find the inners have gone also,trust me,esp front end
     
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  13. bourbon Member

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    I remember pre internet days Helping a mate to weld a front valance to a Mini Metro. we were at the back jacking points before
    we got something solid to weld to!
     
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  14. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I once did a Capri where I had to start at the chassis leg and work my way out. I looked at a job on a Datsun once (pre Nissan) the chap said it pulled to one side when he braked. I told him to drive it very carefully to the nearest scrapyard, the inner wing was non-existent and the strut top was waving in the breeze.:o
     
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  15. SteScouse

    SteScouse Forum Supporter

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    Photos will be in thread Camper conversion, no turning back now:thumbup:
     
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  16. Bless! :D
     
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  17. rikrobson

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    I can guarantee it will be a lot more than a couple of inches
     
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  18. Shedendman

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    Your're a tad to far away,sorry:(
     
  19. Climber

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    Is that your best chat up line?
     
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  20. Spark plug

    Spark plug Member

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    Oh and don’t forget to add some danger money for the burns you will no doubt be subject too :cool:
     
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