Replacing full sill-welding requirements

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Replacing full sill-welding requirements

Post by rutter123 »

Bit of confusion on this, I am replacing a full sill, spot welding as per factory or seam weld?
Mixed views after a Google search some say spot welding a full sill as per factory is ok others say seam others say it's at the MOT Testers discretion.
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Re: Replacing full sill-welding requirements

Post by panky »

Pretty sure if you're replacing a full panel then as factory is perfectly acceptable. But if you are patching within an existing panel then it has to be seam welded.
I recently replaced the sills on my Mini and no mention was made except how solid it was, although I had cleaned up the plug welds I'd done it was still obvious that was how the panels were fixed. Just be sure that there's plenty of welds to show that it's been fixed properly.