Hi - I am a new member and my Mk1 has just failed its MOT due to holes in the sills. Can anybody recommend a reliable place to do this repair ? I live near Canterbury, in Kent.
Hi Simon the nearest place for that type of work that I know of is The MX5 Restorer in Pevensey ,a bit of a drive I know but they are MX5 specialists , they have a first class reputation. I took my NC2 there in the summer this year for full under seal treatment they done a first class job . I’m not to far from you myself in Ramsgate.
I would also highly recommend The MX5 Restorer as my experience of them is the same as Cpt_Carrothers.
Thanks. That’s really helpful. I saw them on Google but didn’t know anything about them. There seems to be another specialist a bit nearer in Tenterden, called Kent MX5 Services, but I know nothing about them either.
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Hello again SimonL1. I have also used Kent MX5 Services (wheel alignment). A very amenable and knowledgeable chap called Chris Dawkins. I believe his thing is more engines and mechanics although I am not sure. You could always enquire. I found him very approachable.
I know the place you mean , but I’m afraid I don’t know anything about them . The MX5 Restorers specialise in welding work have a look on their website . I know a lot of forum members have used them , and I’ve never seen any negative comments .
Great, thanks all for the info and advice. It sounds like MX5 Restorers are the place to go
Have you spoken to Mark at Freelance Mazda in Chatham he may have a recommendation.
Another reason for choosing MX5 Restorer is that they have a YouTube channel where they show you the work they do. They used to do at least one video a week showing what they were working on, but that was before covid19. There are several covering sills and arches.
Yup, good marketing using Youtube. But the work is the same standard as the other trusted repairers.
The weekly videos showed them generally stuffed for work, and most owners couldn’t expect a fast job following a MOT fail, which is usually the trigger point for welding.
I took mine to MX5 Restorer in Eastbourne for chassis rails, and again for a replacement diff. I lived in Dartford, Kent at the time. Worth the distance though.