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Rear arch rust 172 cup

harvsurrey

ClioSport Club Member
#1
Need the rust cut out and a decent repair done on our cup ,

looked at a few and for some reason the cup shells i have seen seem to suffer from this as i spent a month looking at several cups and they all had varying signs of it , where regular mk2's don't

also got patches of lacquer pealing on the bonnet , but i will guess this starts with stone chip damage


Anyone had a good job done in the southeast ? thats not a fortune as lets face it its a 1500 quid car
 
#2
looked at a few and for some reason the cup shells i have seen seem to suffer from this as i spent a month looking at several cups and they all had varying signs of it , where regular mk2's don't
Its because of the wider track the front tyres fire stones at the rear quarters.
 
#4
Anyone had a good job done in the southeast ? thats not a fortune as lets face it its a 1500 quid car
Welcome to the world where all MX5 owners exist.

To get a good job done you'e paying half the value of the car. Or you just live with it. Any cheap job is going to lead to another full-price job a year later.
 

harvsurrey

ClioSport Club Member
#5
Indeed , if I was going to bodge it with a cheap job I could do most of it myself

In my head both arches were going to be 6 or 700 quid

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#6
Indeed , if I was going to bodge it with a cheap job I could do most of it myself

In my head both arches were going to be 6 or 700 quid

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The add paint to that.


OK, I say that like it's a sure thing. It's not. Depends on how manky the arch is.

For point of reference, it'd be about £600 a side for my sills and arches, painted. But thats a lot of metal work going in there, you could be reet
 

RidsRacer

ClioSport Club Member
#7
Hi,

Rather than start a new thread I'm jumping on this one :)

Did you end up getting a price from a bodyshop to have a rear arch properly fixed for rust?

My cup currently has a very rusty rear arch (a patch of about 1x4 inches above the arch) on the near side. This was there when I got the car and I then added to the mess by putting a big dent above it by going into the tyre wall at Castle Combe 😅. The car is otherwise in pretty good condition.

The car is standard but used a track car and also to commute in, so while it doesn't need to be immaculate it's sometimes a little bit embarrassing having a car that looks like a write-off on one side. :)

So I'm weighing-up whether to get the rear quarter repaired (replaced?) or cut my losses and look for another 1*2...
 

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