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Old 10-01-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Been noticing some rust forming on my rear arches, so took it to a bodyshop to get a quote on having both rears cut, new ones welded and then re-painted. Quote i got was £746.30, i've never had anything like this done before so was just wondering if that is about the right sort of price?
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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well i will be the first to welcome you too passionford,as for your question,you probably could get it done cheaper but you get what you pay for when it comes too body shops,
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome, been looking at this forum for a while now, thought it was about time i joined, thanks for the advice also, not sure if i should get it repaired or just buy a new car though.... tough decision
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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send me some picks bud i do you a qoute
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:05 AM   #5
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will do when i get my car back, had an argument with a curb in the ice last week so garage has got it at the moment, think i've had enough of the snow now
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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dependson your longterm views too, if the car is spanking mint and you want to keep it forever then ok its gottta be costly but if its the bottom section of the arch (if 5 door) and you see it as just a car then grind it back filler it up and paint it from a can (depending what colour)


i worked in a ford bodyshop and they would want a grand but i know people who would do just as good a job for £200 all in

im fixing up an escort gti for my mum and heres are goin the same way (5 dr bottom bit) ill be leaving it but if i wanted to tidy that up i'd clean then fill then paint it from a can, its state blue and easy to hide or could black that section, i could cut and weld it but its a 600 car so what bother
the chassis rails have been welded loads this year but i do like welding, the rest of the car is pretty tidy tho
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Car is in great shape apart from the arches, 74k on the clock, looking a little faded now but that's only because i havn't cleaned/polished it for a while. It's a red 5 dr and the rust is at the bottom in the centre of the arch.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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sounds like new quarters they have priced you up on and to be completly honest if your keeping it then thats the only way to keep the rust away. If your not then take it to a smaller place and get them to weld in new arches but the difference between the two on quality will reflect on the gulf on the price you will get. also if your car is radiant red the new quarters will stick out like a sore thumb due to new unfaded paint to your old faded paint
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I was told the paintwork would be done properly so it wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb and you wouldn't noticed the difference unless you got up close..
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if thats the case then they will be blending the rear doors and if so is a good price as it will carry a minimum 2 year anti corrosion warranty with it
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That's good to know, cheers for that
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pm the pics when you get car back and i see what i can do mate
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will do, hopefully getting it back tomorrow or tuesday
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Old 21-01-2010, 10:39 AM   #14
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I would send you the photos, but i've had it back a couple of days and now it's had a complete engine failure, i hate cars! lol
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stickwith it mate! is the rut THAT bad or just a spot? if notgrindor cut that spot and weld another bit. and just fill it with hard metal. aslong as your not applying hardmetal on the rust it isnt a problem mate.
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hello and welcome. Have a word with jacko off here and see what if says.
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Yes welcome i got the same problem as yourself but mine are a bit worse than yours it sound i got quoted £350 from a guy buy me but not sure what it entails ill be talking more with him next week. The conversation went like "can you sort the arches on my 5 door" he said "god another one ok yeah 350" lol. So the price may go up the average ive been quoted was £600 at a few places.
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doesn't seem like it matters really now, cam belt snapped at 70mph yesterday, it's not looking good, think it could be RIP gti

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no luck with the GTI
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£700 quid for new arches? LoL don't spend your money there.
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