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Mine had to have similar amounts done in the same places, that looked really solid from outside too.

it looks like your guy does a better job than my guy though, that’s really neat looking work. Despite looking very good, you can see that mine has been worked on.

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With the outer sill cut off, you can see the rusty hole on the top left which is all that it originally got booked in for

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You can also see how fat the top seam is, so Dan decided to cut the lot off up to the full length of the rear sill section we had,

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There was also a dodgy repair inside above the chassis rail - I had seen this and presumed it was covering up a drilled hole for the block heaters that this had.

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Nope! Rust!

 

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New inner sill in:

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Rear reinforcement

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And the internal bit repaired properly:

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I also got him to sort out the front step - there was just some thin metal here and a few pinholes, but he cut the lot out and used a spare part of the sill section that had a perfect matching ridge on to fill the hole

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Off to collect it tomorrow. Still shocked that it needed all that work despite looking so solid externally, but very happy with the work Dans done, and for a reasonable price all things considered.

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Big question is will you have to sell the t6 to be able to settle the bill?? Joking aside I'd be really interested to know how much this cost. Obviously not if you don't want to disclose, but now that I'm in the realms of this sort of work it'd be interesting to know roughly how much this much work at such a high standard costs.

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3 hours ago, Matty said:

Big question is will you have to sell the t6 to be able to settle the bill?? Joking aside I'd be really interested to know how much this cost. Obviously not if you don't want to disclose, but now that I'm in the realms of this sort of work it'd be interesting to know roughly how much this much work at such a high standard costs.

He charges £40ph and he's been on it most of the week, just shy of £1200. I sold my caddy last week which has taken the sting out of it, but realistically, that's what you've got to charge for skilled work like this in order to make it viable as a decent living.

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1 hour ago, cobblers said:

He charges £40ph and he's been on it most of the week, just shy of £1200. I sold my caddy last week which has taken the sting out of it, but realistically, that's what you've got to charge for skilled work like this in order to make it viable as a decent living.

Ouch, big hit to take, but to be fair he looks to be doing a cracking job on it, £40ph is very reasonable for someone with his apparent talent, should keep it solid for a good number of years so well worth it for a keeper.

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9 hours ago, cobblers said:

He charges £40ph and he's been on it most of the week, just shy of £1200. I sold my caddy last week which has taken the sting out of it, but realistically, that's what you've got to charge for skilled work like this in order to make it viable as a decent living.

I'd second what @High Jettersaid there. That's really good.

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When I look at the horror show I sometimes produce myself - and think of paying 40p/h for work like that it does become a no brainer (if I knew of someone that skilled I could trust locally)

He's done a great job all round by the looks of it.

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A credit to Dans work, all I needed to do was pump some sikaflex into the seams and give the areas a couple of coats of high build primer, plus the thinnest smear of filler in a couple of places to cover some grinding digs!

I've painted it up with some custom mixed aerosols, and it's invisible other than the lack of stone chips, I'm really pleased!

 

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With that job done, I stripped the T6 and lined it out inside all nice:

 

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It's a lot better for it!

Doesn't have the articulation of the t25 though (same spot in the t25 has the rear wheel barely lifted at all)

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And I fitted the wheel spacers with the correct wheel bolts (the wheels were supplied with r12 bolts not r14 and the seller doesn't understand / won't admit that there is a difference..)

 

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