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by Cork Puma
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Not sure if it's good or bad news.

A panel beater contacted me to look at my Puma on Wednesday night.

He reckons he can properly fix it and has a good reputation locally.

Still no word on how he is getting on with it.

Fingers crossed.
by Cork Puma
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

tuonokid wrote:Qr Bbpost Hi Ken
I take it the garage confirmed that it was rot?
Barry

Hi Barry, it's not rot, but it seems it's either too big a job for them or they couldn't be bothered.

If I can sell it either whole or in parts I'll head North for another.
by Cork Puma
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

The garage i brought my Puma today said they 'didn't know where to start' and 'worst they've seen' she'll be either sold for as much money as possible or become a donor for my next puma
by Cork Puma
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

marco.da.man wrote:Qr Bbpost barry knows his stuff mate and is a good lad

I agree with you on that.

Been in contact with him a bit this week. Car is going in for welding now on Monday.
by Cork Puma
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Sent some of you updated emails.

The photos won't upload here oddly.
by Cork Puma
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

361325 The VIN plate area is pretty common recently and most just have a plate welded over after cutting out the rotten bits. Depending on the quality of the repairs then there's no reason not to try and repair it if you're that attached to it. I would ask for the professional opinion of the bodysh...
by Cork Puma
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 103456

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Excellent set of photos and restoration.

Would rather a set of those alloys on my own Puma.
by Cork Puma
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

361319 I work in a very remote location and don't get internet on my phone finally saw the pictures and in all honesty unless the car is 100% mint and very low mileage with a solid clean interior bumpers etc I'd be looking to replace it The car has 93,000 miles on it. It is a clean straight car wit...
by Cork Puma
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

361296 Think you'll struggle to get 2 decent front wings that don't need welding.New ones are mega dear. I got lucky and got 2 solid ones for 50 euros combined. Brand new they are 600 a piece. A major saving towards the restoration. Spent half my day cleaning around the engine bay. Next step is to ...
by Cork Puma
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Finally discovered how to upload photos.
by Cork Puma
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

The price might vary slightly on the repairs as I have decided to replace rather than repair the 2 front wings and corrosion under the carpet inside the rear arches was only discovered by myself today. So I'm taking out 2 bits and adding 2 new ones.

Once the quote is no more than €1000 I'm happy.
by Cork Puma
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

red wrote:Qr Bbpost I can't comment without seeing the state of your car however that sounds like it'd be a hell of a lot of welding!

Sent you an email also Red.
by Cork Puma
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Thanks Guys,

Stuvy check your emails,

I've sent photos, unsure how to upload here.

Still learning.
by Cork Puma
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Update from my last post.

With the car having been dry stored and untouched since last writing, it's going in for welding in 2 weeks.
by Cork Puma
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Thanks for the reply. Apologies for taking so long to get back to you.

Got a quote yesterday from an indie garage i used for years. Was quoted between €7/800.

I got the feeling they just didn't want the work.

Both floor pans will need work also.

This was included in the price.
by Cork Puma
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie - Chassis corrosion
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Newbie - Chassis corrosion

Hi all. New to the site. Had my puma in for the nct yesterday and she failed on "Chassis corrosion" each corner marked in the report. However the ends of both wings are badly corroded. Would this be classed as chassis? Also the driver side sill. I want to repair/restore it. What is involve...

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