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Author Topic: front outrigger rot  (Read 2810 times)

Offline lambretta man

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front outrigger rot
« on: February 01, 2017, 07:57:30 PM »
mot fail holes in front outriggers
is it just a case of  seam welding plates over the top

thanks

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 10:22:53 PM »
Mine has had offside done in the past and as far as I can see the rot was cut out and new piece welded in. I wouldn't weld over the top as the rot will only spread.

Offline daddyfixit

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 10:32:34 PM »
sadly quite common; don't just plate over the holes;

  instead as suggested use angle grinder to cut away the tinfoil/rust and make repair plates up from a sheet of steel........my drivers side was 10" x 10" folded into a u-shape.   tacked into place and seamed all around then plastered in seam sealer and finally spray underseal.

Offline lambretta man

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 07:16:29 AM »
thanks for the replies will get it sorted now

Offline bigjeeze

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 04:25:35 PM »
I had mine done about 4 years ago - it failed this year so I had it cut out and welded again. Passed.
On the Square

Offline lambretta man

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 07:01:50 PM »
had mine cleaned up and plates welded the full length to save any future grief for a while  under sealed after wards passed teh mot but got an advisory about the underseal
not looking to sell but not bothered about that because i know it was done right

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 07:23:16 PM »
What was the advisory about underseal.

Offline lambretta man

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 12:29:36 PM »
just stated they could not examine  the repair due to underseal
just covering their arse i suppose
could be a problem if i wanted to sell i expect

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 12:50:49 PM »
What a load of rubbish that is,they could have had a tap around with MOT hammer and found it is solid metal underneath.

Offline alial

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Re: front outrigger rot
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 02:51:09 PM »
as you said m8..covering their arses.. when time to sale comes up just explain the work that been done.. on my other car ,6 years ago they put wrong millage and i havnt seen that till the next mot..cant be changed ...

 

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