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Disco 1 inner & outer sills

Postby Ninja » Fri 01 Aug 2008 8:26 pm

Hi Folks.

Going to replace the o/s inner & outer sills soon ( rotten,,,no surprise there then).

Need a bit of advice please.

When changing them (parts are coming as always from MM4X4) do you recommend fitting just as they are supplied or removing the floor plate off the outer sill, just fitting the box part and then plating up the gap instead of cutting half the floor out.

Do they need to be fully seam welded or just spot welded ( with a mig) ??

Any suggestions or help will be gratefully received.

Thanks to all.

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Postby kevinrbeech » Fri 01 Aug 2008 9:35 pm

Hi,
Just had mine done, I don't have a workshop or driveway or a mig, the guy has spot-welded using a mig. We used the whole sill, as supplied, as the floor was starting to go as well. I'm not doing mine just for the MoT but for the future as well. Btw, I was in the local LR dealers today and an original outer sill cost £57 from them, inner was £80 ish, both include Vat.
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Postby Ninja » Sat 02 Aug 2008 8:18 pm

Thanks m8.

I was told you don't need to fully seam weld, just thought I'd make sure. Mines went through MOT in february so i'm just working through different jobs across the year so it doesnt fail a test.

Thanks for your advice.

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Postby tim falce » Sat 02 Aug 2008 8:47 pm

I need to do mine soon, are there any pictures of what I can expect to find and what the sills look like before I start stripping it down. Mainly so I know how much time I need to allow it being off the road.
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Postby Ninja » Sat 02 Aug 2008 8:50 pm

Pics would be nice for me aswell if anybody has them please.

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Postby s1simon » Mon 04 Aug 2008 12:18 pm

Hi

My local mot man reckons that sills are not an mot fail, so long as the chassis is ok then he passes mine every year.

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Postby tim falce » Mon 04 Aug 2008 2:58 pm

s1simon wrote:Hi

My local mot man reckons that sills are not an mot fail, so long as the chassis is ok then he passes mine every year.

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Your local MOT man is a silly boy and leaving himself wide open to losing his licence. The sills are within 30cm of seat, seatbelt mounts and body mounts which are all structural parts of the body.

BTW, pictures here http://forums.lr4x4.com/lofiversion/ind ... 14560.html [/code]
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Postby onespanner » Mon 04 Aug 2008 11:23 pm

My 200 failed because the hole in the sill was less than 300mm from seat belt anchor point.
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Postby cookiemonster » Tue 05 Aug 2008 1:18 pm

My thoughts is if i was mot a car if i had it on ramps and see neglect like holes in sills,I would think want esle has been neglected and start having a good poke around the whole car.
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Postby tim falce » Tue 05 Aug 2008 5:02 pm

NINJA wrote:Thanks m8.

I was told you don't need to fully seam weld, just thought I'd make sure. Mines went through MOT in february so i'm just working through different jobs across the year so it doesnt fail a test.

Thanks for your advice.

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If you are fitting the complete sill or panel and it was originaly spot welded then you can replace it the same way, If you are fitting part of the sill or patching then it needs to be seam welded
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