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Ford Escort welding outer sills

1998 Ford Escort Problem

The Problem:

my escort estate needs new outer sills welding on do i have to weld continuously right round sills or can i spot weld them if so at what distance is the mot spec

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CarFord Escort 16cl estate
Year1998
Ownerresearch21
Posted11/02/2009


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thomkas_cars | Driver | Since: Nov 2007 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1053 | View Garage
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seam weld all the way do allow the weld to cool other wise there will be a fire and you wouldnt want that but if you do spot weld then it needs to be 1" to every weld across the bottom where it meets the floor but would need a seam weld across the rest of the repaired area for structure as its where all the support is in the sills so dont cut corners take your time and have a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher handy


Posted on Wednesday 11th of February 2009
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