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Rust…

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Hello Everyone,

Had quite the shock today… I am currently in the process of removing the engine from my Mk2 Rev3 (N/A) and noticed some rust patches in the wheel arches. I pulled back the boot carpet to find that the dreaded rear pockets were nearly completely destroyed. After poking around, the holes kept opening up and metal crumbling away. :crybaby:

Am I right in assuming this is undoubtedly uneconomical to repair? If anyone has had similar work done, I would be incredibly grateful if you could share your experience and the costs involved. Furthermore, any recommendations for places that could tackle something like this would be greatly appreciated. I am based in the south west (central Dartmoor), it seems as though most of the specialists seem to be based in the midlands or further north, however I may consider transporting my car that far to get the best service.

Thanks all,
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Ooof, not a nice surprise. Not many MR2 specialists around anymore. You could try getting some cuts from a breaker but most mk2's suffer in this way so those cuts may cost a pretty penny. I should think a local welder could fabricate something. It's just takes a bit of asking around. Otherwise transport your car to Dan and Lewis at Midlands MR2 and I'm sure they'll be able to help for a fair price. Andy
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ayresyboy wrote: 01/04/24 22:19 Not many MR2 specialists around anymore.
Is Headcase (Patrick Chambers) still on the go ? He is/was very good and way down the bottom end of Englandshire :)
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Yes, he is. In Bexhill-on-Sea. Only 250 miles from Dartmoor. :)
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Any local body repair shop "should" be able to fix that, check reviews for the garage you intend to use and try to get a quote that they are willing to stick to.
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TonyleFrog wrote: 03/04/24 11:30 Yes, he is. In Bexhill-on-Sea. Only 250 miles from Dartmoor. :)
Is Patrick a specialist welder for mr2? I live right near Bexhill. Any ideas what he trades under if he has garage etc? or how to contact him
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Patrick is a specalist in all things MR2 not just welding.
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https://mr2oc.co.uk/know-your-2/special ... liers.html zoom the map into the general area and click the location marker, that will give you Patrick's details :cool1:
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