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    As a new owner of a 1989 White Austin Maestro 1600 automatic hatch I am suffering from that well known new owner keenness.I recognise this from my classic bike days now sadly unable to ride (legs gave up). I have small holes either side at the top of the sills immediately sought to buy new sills (silly me). I have now got someone to weld the sills . I pass this on for what interest it may have for members .Classic Car Parts have an original sill skin they can press one for 60 + delivery with a 2 month wait . Ex Pressed Steel Steel panels will make a batch of 10 sills on receipt of a Genuine NOS sill with a 10 month wait .
    I live in Worcester Park if there are any nearby owners who will allow me to visit or for that matter visit me I can promise a warm welcome and a hot kettle . Regards Mick

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    Hi and welcome, surely it would be better to patch the holes at the top of the sills if the rest of it is solid? Any good Bodyshop could do that
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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      Yes thanks for that jeff. I didnt make myself clear ,he is cutting out the bad at the top and welding in a new piece . Someone has already had a go at filling the holes but with no success . Regards Mick

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        I have messaged you concerning a sill panel and where to find it mick, you'll need to ring and confirm if they still have it, Its the LH one
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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          For those who are searching for sills the part numbers are as follows. RH BEP466 superceeded by BEP2142. LH BEP467 superceeded by BEP2143, best of luck in finding some, but John has found that the bottom part is very close to a Metro https://maestro.org.uk/forums/forum/...repair-section
          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 29th December 2019, 11:27.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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