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Hey all, had some bad news on my MOT and now I'm without my Z :( I'm not sure how this wasn't picked up in previous MOT's because there's no way this has rusted like this within 12 months. I would have changed this before it got this bad if I knew. I've tried searching for existing posts but I don't know the name of this part. I have a few questions if anyone can help as I'm a bit stuck.

 

  1. What's the name of this part? (The W bracket/brace at the rear underside).
  2. Anyone stocking it or able to recommend a site? I've heard that getting car parts is difficult with COVID delaying shipping from abroad.
  3. Any recommendations of who can do this type of work in South Wales?
  4. Anyone had a similar problem? The MOT garage said they wouldn't do this type of work and they don't know how far the rust has spread.

 

 

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A little research done, I think I need the rear lower 'W' brace and Kidney Braces, do you have a price for these and are they in stock @ZMANALEX ?

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Best to pm Zmanalex, rather than chance he sees your posts ;)

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Yes that’s the W brace the two kidney braces and the panel that goes behind the fuel tank, all are easy enough to remove and shouldn’t be bank breaking to replace I did one recently 

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Rust won’t have spread any further just that panel and the braces usually go badly like that as zmanalex warned me! The brace and kidney braces are a fail the panel above it isn’t because it’s bolted to the body 

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15 hours ago, Mikey_S said:

Where in South Wales are you? 

Hey, I'm in Cardiff.

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13 hours ago, Azurez33 said:

Rust won’t have spread any further just that panel and the braces usually go badly like that as zmanalex warned me! The brace and kidney braces are a fail the panel above it isn’t because it’s bolted to the body 

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That's a relief to know it's been done, thanks for sharing the photos. I was a bit worried because the MOT station said they've never worked on a Z before so they have no idea how bad it is. 

Mind you it's the same where ever i take my Z all the mechanics say they've never worked on one before so it's always a new problem for them and they are all unsure. 

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49 minutes ago, Valandile said:

Hey, I'm in Cardiff.

I usually take mine to Simon in Nisstec but its in Swansea. Lockdown will bugger that plan 

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On 18/10/2020 at 11:11, Valandile said:

That's a relief to know it's been done, thanks for sharing the photos. I was a bit worried because the MOT station said they've never worked on a Z before so they have no idea how bad it is. 

Mind you it's the same where ever i take my Z all the mechanics say they've never worked on one before so it's always a new problem for them and they are all unsure. 

Haha no worries mate I was the same but then @ZMANALEX gave me the guidance and saved a massive pain in the butt 

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On 18/10/2020 at 11:53, Mikey_S said:

I usually take mine to Simon in Nisstec but its in Swansea. Lockdown will bugger that plan 

Good to have them on my list anyway. I don't know many good garages and I'm willing to travel, cheers mate.

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I don’t think there are many decent garages in the area any more tbh :(  Certainly none that I would trust tbh

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10 minutes ago, Ian said:

I don’t think there are many decent garages in the area any more tbh :(  Certainly none that I would trust tbh

I've only ever found the one garage that I can trust for MOT and servicing but they are too small to take on any job that needs more than a day really.

I always bump into people who say "my mates got that car" and I've never found a mechanic that's said "I've worked on one before". 

I've seen you all driving around Cardiff, I imagine everyone has turned to DIY as you said Ian, lack of trust.

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