Welding recommendations for E36 sills/jacking points?

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  1. 21 Aug 2020 at 4:02 PM #1
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    As title, can anyone please recommend a decent welder for replacing rusted E36 sills/jacking points?

    Preferably around London/Essex/South-East, but I could potentially travel a little further afield for a decent job.... ideally someone that has E36-specific experience so knows what to look for and how best to tackle it.

    The car is a keeper, so I’m really looking for a decent job rather than a bodge! No idea where to start really, in terms of methods, materials etc....

    All tips and suggestions gratefully received! :thumbsup:
     
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    Munich Legends did mine, did a very good job.
     
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    Thank you for the recommendation.... I’m aware of Munich Legends :thumbsup:
     
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    Bump, any other recommendations please?
     
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    Any half decent welder can sort jacking points, It doesn’t really get any simpler in terms of welding, you won’t need the premium of Munich legends.
     
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    Thanks, I certainly hope so - but having no previous experience of getting any welding done, I just want to make sure I’m not missing anything :)
     
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    Any welder or body shop will sort it honestly it’s really easy I’ll try n post some pics if I can of mine?
     
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    bought my plates from eBay already cut with the hole in the middle £25 for 4
     
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    That’s great, very helpful to know.... thank you! :thumbsup:

    Any particular recommendation on what thickness of steel is best suited to this purpose, 2mm, 3mm etc?
     
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    Mine were from eBay posted from Germany were the cheapest at £20 total 155mm X1.5mm thick and these are thicker than the bmw sheet metal here just cut them to shape slightly bigger than the metal you cut out and weld on and then underseal
     
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    Sounds pretty straightforward! Many thanks for your input :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi mate, I got mine done by JR garage in Doncaster. They're worth the drive, really impeccable work done on mine.

    It cost me about 800 to get all 4 done.

    Check out their fb or Instagram they have my car on it. Its a silver evo
     
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    Sounds expensive to me . Would of thought you could get a decent job done for alot less than that .
     
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    Great, thank you for the recommendation, I’ll definitely look them up.... happy to travel if necessary :thumbsup:

    £800 did seem a little higher than I expected... what would you say is the going rate for a decent job?
     
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    If you supply the plates , I wouldn’t of thought anymore than £450 to £500. As mentioned before they aren’t that hard to cut out and replace .
     
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    Redish are a bit out of the way. Would highly recommend
     
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    Good shout... I’m well aware of Redish and actually take my E46 there for major servicing etc.
    Perhaps I’m wrong on this, but I thought they were doing less welding/RACP work these days....?
     
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    Still busy with racp :thumbsup:
     
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    They’re quite good with E36 as well
     
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    for four jacking points??? You were robbed
     

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