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Old 18th April 2024, 17:30   #11
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For some reason the front sills do not seem to suffer tinworm like the rears.
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Old 18th April 2024, 22:41   #12
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Today I collected my Rover 75 from RLM custom in Trefeglwys, Mid Wales, been in the body shop for 11 days. I sent a link to Arctic's pictures to show what they could expect. Original estimate to replace both sides rear sills and jacking points was
£1365.00. I supplied Tom Hobbs sills, jacking points and sill trim clips from Rimmers. Luke called me once they had started and said they had opened up a tin of worms!
The bill ended up at £1465.00 as it turned out that the nearside sill had previously been badly kerbed and filled, he had to take the filler out and pull the sill to weld the new panel to it.
He showed me the bits that they had cut out. Both rear sills had previously been patched, offside jacking point had a new base very badly welded to it, nearside jacking point rotten and the base was detached, the only thing holding the sills together was plenty of stone chip, totally rusted through!
So with parts supplied and workshop costs £1,800.
Hopefully I will now get a lot more time with Starlight, until the front sills need doing.
Luke says he will email me the photo's tonight.
Hi Martin.
I said to you at the Nano that seemed rather expensive considering Tom only charged £350 for my work on the tourer, i doubt there are many people like Tom about whom are really skilled in this kind of work.

Had the photo to the thread below if you like cheers Arctic.

I do know of a firm close to me which undertake welding and body work i think their quote would have been in the region of £700 both side if you supplied the parts.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d.php?t=319896
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Old 18th April 2024, 23:09   #13
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I had both rears done with Tom's panels and i was charged a little under £500.
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Old 23rd April 2024, 16:08   #14
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Just messaged Tom Hobbs about sill repair work, should have read this first.
So where to go? I'd rather go somewhere that can do a proper job, I was thinking of Tom Force who apparently is well known with a good reputation for this work, but have recently read some nasty negative stuff about him on the forum.
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I had my sills done by Tom Hobbs when he was still under taking the work, which I'm now informed he does not, but does supply the parts for the job.
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Old 23rd April 2024, 18:18   #15
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I've had sill pieces that I bought from Tom Hobbs last year with a view to having rear sills and jacking points done this year (and maybe front sills later on).

Have done a fair bit of looking around for car restoration welder in Aberdeen area but thin on the ground. Spoke to someone today who would do a good job I think but August at earliest and £320/day....
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Old 4th May 2024, 19:51   #16
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Just messaged Tom Hobbs about sill repair work, should have read this first.
So where to go? I'd rather go somewhere that can do a proper job, I was thinking of Tom Force who apparently is well known with a good reputation for this work, but have recently read some nasty negative stuff about him on the forum.
Advice please. Message me privately if personal views are unsuitable for the entire membership.

Unfortunately I've not had any suggestions from members. Considering Tom Force but the negative comments here are a little worrying. Has anyone had sills repaired by him and could they please comment on quality and price?
Otherwise I guess I'll have to tackle the job on my everyday car myself. As it is I'm hoping to renew the whole length on one of the others including inner sill repairs, but didn't really want to do the daily car as well.
I'm in Leeds but have no issues in taking it almost anywhere where a proper job will be done on it.
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