MOT Fail - Suspension mounting area excessive corrosion...

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MOT Fail - Suspension mounting area excessive corrosion...

Post by harrythehamster on Mon May 09, 2016 8:09 pm

Failed on cracked leaf spring and both leaf spring mounting areas excessively corroded.
Quoted just shy of £700 inc. (verbally)  pale .

I know they aren't the cheapest garage around but they would do a proper job. MOT expires tomorrow so can't drive round to get any more quotes - plus I have been advised not to drive it. I can replace the leaf spring myself but don't think that the welding/body repair is within my capabilities. The underside is pretty rusty.

Can't decide what to do...contemplating an electric bicycle affraid
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Re: MOT Fail - Suspension mounting area excessive corrosion...

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon May 09, 2016 8:56 pm

Second hand leaf spring about £50, fitting about £70

Weld up the rear inner arches on the front corner - about £200
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Post by PFM on Mon May 09, 2016 9:11 pm

Take it to HJ, he knows about HiJets.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon May 09, 2016 9:28 pm

I don't want no rusty old Hijet in my workshop! I don't work on 2nd class cars anymore!
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Re: MOT Fail - Suspension mounting area excessive corrosion...

Post by scotia on Tue May 10, 2016 8:24 am

HighlyJetted wrote:I don't want no rusty old Hijet in my workshop! I don't work on 2nd class cars anymore!

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Re: MOT Fail - Suspension mounting area excessive corrosion...

Post by harrythehamster on Tue May 10, 2016 7:33 pm

No worries. A mate has put me on to a Polish guy who did the sills on his transit and got him through his MOT. Thank god we have migrants doing the jobs the natives aren't prepared to do!
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