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Title: front outrigger rot
Post by: lambretta man 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
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: johnnyroper 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.
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: daddyfixit 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.
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: lambretta man on February 02, 2017, 07:16:29 AM
thanks for the replies will get it sorted now
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: bigjeeze 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.
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: lambretta man 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
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: johnnyroper on February 07, 2017, 07:23:16 PM
What was the advisory about underseal.
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: lambretta man 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
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: johnnyroper 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.
Title: Re: front outrigger rot
Post by: alial 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 ...