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Oilline
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Door check strap, A post repair Reply with quote

My drivers side check strap has ripped itself out of the A post as they do.
The garage who have priced to do the job are advising that i have both sides done even though the passenger side is still ok.
Do i go ahead and get both side repaired and strengthened or leave the near side as is? I see the advantage of having it done then its done but part of me doesn't like the thought of the A post being chopped into when its ok.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the passenger door is likley to be opened/closed less than the drivers I'd leave it.

You can 'spot-weld' these check-straps if you don't want the body chopped. How visible it will be depends on the skill of the welder though
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The divers side had been crudely spot welded previousley and now need doing properly.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oilline wrote:
The divers side had been crudely spot welded previousley and now need doing properly.


Cut and shut job then what
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who’s doing the work?
These really need to be strengthened to ensure it doesn’t happen again, so you’ll need a experienced fabribricator/Porsche specialist.

Spot welds fail and are a bodge.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

double post
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninemeister did my driver's side about 5 yrs ago, you just can't see the join.
N/S is original 24 yrs old.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of mine were shot, now repaired pre-spay job, done properly but not easy or cheap to do right. But to me the clicking door ruins the experience.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reason why any competent welder or bodyshop can do this at a reasonable price.
Typically most go with a Pork specialist and pay the obligatory Porsche Tax...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
No reason why any competent welder or bodyshop can do this at a reasonable price.
Typically most go with a Pork specialist and pay the obligatory Porsche Tax...

C.


yes absolutely correct but someone you trust, you want the right finish.

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