Evening all.

I wounder if someone on here can help me, i just put my car A3 1.6 FSI Sport (2004) through its MOT, it passed, but i was advised that the flexi hose from the front pipe to the fromt cat box has a hole in it, to sort this i have been told its a complete front pipe with cat box, Ł500 then a couple of hours to fit it, what i was woundering if the flexi pipe can be cut out and a piece of stainless welded in it place if i go to a custome specialist.