My recent mk1 purchase has the rear sill and a bit of arch rust too. But im going to start practicing to weld over the next few weeks and then tackle it myself over a few spare weekends. Then may take it to a body shop to paint.
Any beginners on here tried to weld before? If so were the results acceptable?
By the way, love the roll bar. Exact one i want (apart from the colour)
It will be very difficult for a beginner.
If you think that the inner and out sills come to about £200, we are talking around £300 of labour (4 to 5 hours per side) of a skilled person who has done it many times before.
He will know exactly how much to cut off and where he can weld. Don't get me wrong, you will probably be able to do it, but factor in three times the time and ten times the frustration.