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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 19:11   #1
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Ive just got my first Amazon - a1965 122S that has come from California and is incredibly solid apart from the floor pans.

The sills, transmission tunnel and bulkhead are rock solid so it just needs the four floor pan sections from Brookhouse.

What would be a reasonable price for a garage to cut out the old and weld in the new ones?

I know this is difficult without seeing the car, but just wondering what people have paid in the past.

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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 20:01   #2
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Ive just got my first Amazon - a1965 122S that has come from California and is incredibly solid apart from the floor pans.

The sills, transmission tunnel and bulkhead are rock solid so it just needs the four floor pan sections from Brookhouse.

What would be a reasonable price for a garage to cut out the old and weld in the new ones?

I know this is difficult without seeing the car, but just wondering what people have paid in the past.

Thanks.
As you say it is difficult to say how much this might cost with out seeing it.

However, I estimate (and this is a rough estimate) a skilled welder would probably take about half a day to a day to do something like this depending on how many hidden horrors are found.

I don't know what a decent welder in Sheffield earns but if you can find that out then you're a step closer.

Silly things like removing the seats and other interior parts can potentially save a lot of time and a lot of your money so if you can get them out to help the process you might be able to get the costs down. In this case a mobile welder (if you can find one) could be the way forward so long as the work wouldn't have to happen in the street (where I guess most mobile welders will refuse to work).

Don't be tempted to try to help too much and cut out the floors - most welders will probably want to do that themselves as they will want to make the solution their way (what ever that is).
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As you say it is difficult to say how much this might cost with out seeing it.

However, I estimate (and this is a rough estimate) a skilled welder would probably take about half a day to a day to do something like this depending on how many hidden horrors are found.

I don't know what a decent welder in Sheffield earns but if you can find that out then you're a step closer.

Silly things like removing the seats and other interior parts can potentially save a lot of time and a lot of your money so if you can get them out to help the process you might be able to get the costs down. In this case a mobile welder (if you can find one) could be the way forward so long as the work wouldn't have to happen in the street (where I guess most mobile welders will refuse to work).

Don't be tempted to try to help too much and cut out the floors - most welders will probably want to do that themselves as they will want to make the solution their way (what ever that is).
Hi ya ,

This is spot on and I agree with that also any consumables like cutting discs , flap discs , welding wire and gas is to be taken into consideration which is what I tend todo when carrying out work like this on these cars .

All the best

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I think to be fair to do a decent job, removing flammable materials, cutting out, (continuous welding) not electric dog xxxx, hidden with underseal, would be a good weekends work. The entire floor panels may not require cutting out, your Brookhouse panel sections could be cut and used to make smaller repairs. Your car has to be seen. My son is very capable of doing this work and would not paint it, therefore you would see the quality of the work. Can you post some pictures? Where is the vehicle? does it need transporting or can it be driven?

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Old Jul 17th, 2018, 13:10   #5
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Hi Chris.

Thanks - I'll get some pictures in next couple of days and send over.

I've stripped all interior and cannot be driven (it's not registered in UK yet either) - I may be able to borrow a trailer.

Car is in Stannington - NW Sheffield.

Is your son based in Sheffield?

thanks,

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Hi John,

We live at Gleadless. Will let him look at pictures, he may bring his kit to yours.
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Buy a MIG. Learn as you go. The floor pans (the expensive version) are a superb fit and on a floor pan you can do a good job slowly and know that it's what you want. There are, however, a small number of 'old school' guys who will do this stuff well. Unfortunately there are many who will not.
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thanks Chris - please see attached photos.

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All doable though,given time ,money and patience!!!
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