I went to look at a fourtrak today (p reg) and noticed that although he chassis looked okay the outer sills rear of the doors had rotted out on both sides. Is this bit structural and need welding or could it be bodged, after all there is a chassis? I was a bit surprised to see rust on these sills as the only other froutrak I have looked at was much older and had a sound body but the chassis cross members were rotted out. Was there a change in daihatsu policy on which bits to paint with what?
I was thinking of putting an offer in on the fourtrak it had done 110k but need to know how much welding it might need when its 6 month MOT runs out. Otherwise it ran and seemed okay except for quite a bit of oil below what appeared to be one of the boost hoses to the turbo, presumably the oil plain bearing in the turbo was leaking oil down the hose.