welder needed

  1. David2020 New Member

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    Hello is anyone able to come to quote me to put right some work iv had done badly on a wheel arch, please
     
  2. Parm

    Parm Temporarily operating from the Devon Annex

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    Some pictures will help plus a description of what needs doing, how bad it is, any prep, painting etc etc etc

    Judging by what folk say about working on others peoples cars and then fixing someone else's job

    Id say chances are pretty low.

    But Good Luck
     
  3. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Where are you located that would help?

    most guys on here can’t stand doing cars.

    you’d have more luck finding a reputable body shop
     
  4. james butler

    james butler Member

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    norfolk is too far away from me
     
  5. David2020 New Member

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    not to be funny doesn't it say where I'm locked?
     
  6. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Not on a mobile.
     
  7. Fraserb

    Fraserb Forum Supporter

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    Turn the phone on its side, he's I Thetford Norfolk
     
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  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    One thing worse than doing bodywork, is putting right someone else's muck-up.

    Who did the job in the first place? Can't you go back & tell them you want it sorting? :dontknow:
     
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  9. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Welding cars is a dreadful job, I'm avoiding them as much as possible

    The problem with fixing someone's previous repair is you don't know how bad it is until you start chopping it out & starting again
     
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  10. David2020 New Member

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    agreed I do have photos of before the work after the work and after sealing and as you say welding vehicles seems to be a dying art
     
  11. David2020 New Member

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    Here are photos
     
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  12. Munkul

    Munkul Member

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    As others have said, car weld repairs are usually a crock and universally hated.

    Firstly, you need to decide what you want.

    Just to pass a MOT? Local garage, and don't expect concours.
    "Proper" repair? Contact a bodyshop, and expect to dig deep into your pockets...
    or learn to do it yourself :dontknow: it's like a piece of string as to how far you want to go with it really.
     
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  13. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Bilt Hamber Rust converter? Useless. Rust will be back in no time.
     
  14. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    It's more the fact they can be time consuming, Not always straightforward & not many want to pay what the jobs worth

    Just being straight & honest with you

    That patch is a basic standard MOT repair if you ask me. What's wrong with it? I know it's not restoration standard, But did it fail the MOT?
     
  15. MoreWellie Member

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    However it gets done, take a look at the top right of the first picture as it looks like there is some more rust up there
     
  16. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Ashley has nailed it on the head. People ain’t too happy when you turn around and tell them you’ve spent three days chasing rust around, folding and shaping patches and that will be £750-1000

    Personally we charge £35 an hour for workshop time.

    (Having just had the car serviced at Audi, that may be going up! They’re charging £75 an hour)
     
  17. tom2207 Member

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    Audi 100 plus vat
    Land rover 85 plus vat
    Range rover 100 plus vat ,,,,,,,,,, which is strange as its the same guys in the same garage as the land rover.
    Im far too cheap ,,
    35 an hour for workshop time is very good rates , or very poor rates depending on which side of the bill you are.
     
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  18. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    Me to
     
  19. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    Even photos dont tell the true story of whats going on,i get them sent with the "how much" etc,and the reply is 99% of the time "I NEED TO SEE IT"
    I need to tap poke feel listen,otherwise its a no go
     
  20. duncans

    duncans Member

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    why don't you have a go at doing it your self mate you would get lots of help on this forum if you get stuck then you will no its done correctly just my opinion
     
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