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Old 05-09-2018   #1
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Cinq Sport rear corrosion/MOT fail?

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My beloved yellow peril has bad corrosion in boot (both sides) and around rear passenger wheel arch. I've been told I need to get new metal welded in boot around wheel arches as damage is near seat belt fixings (would fail MOT if seen, have obviously been very lucky up to now!). But what about rear external wheel arch? Would it be ok to get it redone in fibreglass? Or does it have to be metal? The guy at welders said it was still near the s/belt fixings, so needed metal? A new rear panel from Italy would be circa £200...maybe I could find someone who could cut an arch from an old Sporting? But the bodyshop fibreglass route seems the easiest, if it is OK for MOT. Please help, all advice welcome!
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Re: Cinq Sport rear corrosion/MOT fail?

As far as I am aware any corrosion within 30 cm of a seat belt mount or suspension mount is an MOT fail and will need to be welded,if patching you need a continuous weld and if replacing the whole panel spot welding is accepted for MOT test.
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Thanks Michael. Unless I can find someone who has a body to break up it looks like I 'll have to try the ebay route.
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Thanks Michael. Unless I can find someone who has a body to break up it looks like I 'll have to try the ebay route.


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Re: Cinq Sport rear corrosion/MOT fail?

Just take it to a good body shop/garage with a good fabricator and welder, that's what I've had to do with my SEI
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why are you breaking that? it looks far too good to break!??


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