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Will they notice!

Post by Peter-S » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 pm

Capri is booked in for MOT next Saturday.
Do you think I'll get away with this :(

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:02 pm

All is that the drivers side floor ? Peter
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by D366Y » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:07 am

It's not structural so it's fine! :lol:
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Paul G » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:13 am

D366Y wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:07 am
It's not structural so it's fine! :lol:
:cheers:
:agree: too. It's more than 30 cm from any structual mountings.

I don't envy you Peter having to scrape all that blackjack off to find clean metal to weld to.

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:36 pm

Plant a vial of seawater on the tester and then claim he must have done it.
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by stevemarl » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:28 pm

So, seriously, that would pass an MOT because it`s not within 30cm of whatever?

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by D366Y » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:16 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:28 pm
So, seriously, that would pass an MOT because it`s not within 30cm of whatever?
Pretty much - this is what the RAC website says about rust;

Sharp edges on the bodywork caused by corrosion or accident damage are not permitted, as they could injure pedestrians.

Rust is an MOT issue more generally, particularly for older cars. Excessive corrosion on safety-related parts, such as the steering and brakes, is a no-no, while rust within 30cm of these components may also result in a fail.


Could be rusted to buggery but apparently it's fine if it's not sharp and doesn't affect the structural integrity so that it folds in half?
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Bug » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:20 pm

D366Y wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:16 pm
stevemarl wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:28 pm
So, seriously, that would pass an MOT because it`s not within 30cm of whatever?
Pretty much - this is what the RAC website says about rust;

Sharp edges on the bodywork caused by corrosion or accident damage are not permitted, as they could injure pedestrians.

Rust is an MOT issue more generally, particularly for older cars. Excessive corrosion on safety-related parts, such as the steering and brakes, is a no-no, while rust within 30cm of these components may also result in a fail.


Could be rusted to buggery but apparently it's fine if it's not sharp and doesn't affect the structural integrity so that it folds in half?

What about if it's within 30 cm of the brake pedal mounting?

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:58 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Capri is booked in for MOT next Saturday.
Do you think I'll get away with this :(

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Peter, if its any consolation I've only just noticed this post of yours mate :)
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Post by Peter-S » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:16 pm

Perhaps I should have left the hole to see what the mot man says! However, since it runs up to the sill which is structural and can't be much more than 30 cm from the seat runner front bolt I exercised a little pigeon poo welding repaired the grot.

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:56 am

Peter-S wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Perhaps I should have left the hole to see what the mot man says! However, since it runs up to the sill which is structural and can't be much more than 30 cm from the seat runner front bolt I exercised a little pigeon poo welding repaired the grot.

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by pbar » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 am

Nice repair Peter. Welding is very satisfying isn't it.

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Peter-S » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:56 am

Great job there Peter :applaud:
Cheers Nick. Certainly won't win any awards but should stop my feet getting wet :)
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Peter-S » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:30 am

pbar wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 am
Nice repair Peter. Welding is very satisfying isn't it.
Thanks Paul.

Satisfying? Think I need a bit more practice to get to that level. First time out with a Mig though so I guess it was actually satisfying in the sense that the repair worked :)
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by pbar » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:47 am

Peter-S wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:30 am
I guess it was actually satisfying in the sense that the repair worked :)
Yes of course, you have fixed it and will enable you to carry on driving, brilliant. I just find welding to be fascinating, I find myself looking around for things to make just to weld for fun!

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:12 pm

pbar wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 am
Nice repair Peter. Welding is very satisfying isn't it.
Yep , I just love the feeling of red hot mig spatter sizzling on my skin ,or in my ear, or resting on the waistband of my undies ( under overalls ), in my shoe , or the " pick it up while its still #ucking hot " sizzle . They reckon when your mig is properly set up welding sounds like sizzling bacon.....more like sizzling me , and I sure dont smell like bacon when Im being "caramalised " a small bit at a time.
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by stevemarl » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:20 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
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in my ear,
Yeah - how does it manage to do that? Sizzling ear wax, mmmm!

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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:46 pm

Nick job there peter , hope she passes the MOT now
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:27 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Mc Tool wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:12 pm
in my ear,
Yeah - how does it manage to do that? Sizzling ear wax, mmmm!
Usually welding underneath something, or cramped conditions. Part of one of my aprentiseships saw me working at a sheetmetal shop where we built huge ( big as a 20' shipping container ) coal fired burners for heating comersial glass houses and I had to get right inside the burners and heat exchangers to weld the inner seams , probly a 1/3 of welding was overhead and spatter rained down on me , youd be surprised where it ends up :o :lol:
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Re: Will they notice!

Post by Peter-S » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:48 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
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Yep , I just love the feeling of red hot mig spatter sizzling on my skin
Yep, ended up with a few of those in the palm of my hand from welding under the car. Guess that's why the instructions say wear gloves at all times. Maybe next time :lol:
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