Can any one tell me a rough price to replace Sills?

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  1. Gromett

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    I think I need new inner and outer sills on both sides of my Fiat Ducato panel van. Can anyone advise on a rough price I should expect to pay for supply and welding?


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  2. ivorantony

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    unfortunately that like how long is a piece of string question,
    it totally depends on how bad the corrosion is on the panels that need welding too,
    my advice get at least three quotes NOT estimates from companies that specialise in welding and make sure the repair is suitably chip coated after completion ,
     
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    Let's assume the body work is good. Any indication of price would be helpful. Even a range of prices would help as I am totally blind at the moment. I couldn't tell you if it was a £100 job or a £1,000 job.
     
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    Let's assume 2x inner sills = £200
    2x outer sills = £200

    2 days work @ £200 per/day = £400
    Paint/materials/welding = £150

    Estimate £950
     
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    Finks you have talked yourself into a job:D
     
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    If the new sills Have decent metal to weld too, and assuming you can buy the sills? your are probably looking at £100 per sill plus parts/materials, But plenty of times I have cut out sills and found extensive corrosion on chassis / floor that needed further work and metal, If I had quoted a all in price then I swallowed it and cried into my beer that night, if it was a estimate I would buy my mates a drink(y)
    if you live up Noorth you may get a better price then us down south!
    Labour wise,
    and the northern lot are used to more corrosion since they put more salt on the road in comparison to us southern softies,
     
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    Holy crap... It is that big of a job? I thought it would take about an hour with an angle grinder to cut them off. Then another 2 hours to weld and fettle. And you day rate is very very cheap..

    £400 just for the parts as well. I think I will just get them patched....

    Hmm, getting worried about this now...
     
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    Many years ago, I had an old Bedford CF coachbuilt that failed its MOT for rotten sills and chassis. The repair quote was more than the van was worth.
    I bought an arc welder for £30 and pulled an old fridge to bits then taught myself how to weld. :D
    The MOT tester said it was the ugliest bit of welding he'd ever seen but it passed! (y)
     
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    I have a certificate that says I can weld but it has been 20 years since I did any welding... Not sure I could face lying under the van getting crap chucked in my face for 3-5 days it would take my inexperienced hand to do the job.....
     
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    about £350 all in(y)
     
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    Jeez...whens the last time you bought anything:LOL:

    A bag of sand?..would bite his arm of:giggle:
     
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    Buy Spanish. All cab & Underneath of mine is as new. (y):D
     
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    outer sills £39,00 each=£78.00
    inner sills £43.00 each=£86.00 non
    15 hours labour @£10.00=£150.00
    white stone chip/materials/consumables £36.00
    total £350
     
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    £10 an hour? Which skilled person works that cheap?
     
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    bl++dy hell I charge £35ph and am turning work away, do you want some,:whistle::whistle:
     
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    My thoughts on the subject

    Find someone who knows that specific job and has done it before - they should give you the best price and the best job as it should be done properly and by the quickest way

    Find out how much if any deconstruction of the interior is needed for fire safety. It may save quite a bit if you do that deconstruction rather than pay labour costs
     
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    Deconstruction of the inside? I thought this was an exterior only job? That sucks if it is the case being a fulltimer deconstruction of the interior will be a major issue. Doable but not easy.
     
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