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  • S24 August 2016

    Saw this on ebay....Ive never seen a convertible of this....is it a common car?


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Austin-a40-sommerset-/142095136043?forcerrptr=true&hash=item211587b52b:g:9hoAAOSwdzVXvDRW&item=142095136043

  • S24 August 2016

    Guy
    He may have been 7....but with the toxins Prop cant quite remember.

    What about contacting the manufacturer of the filler...or looking up their recommendations on the web and reporting back to us? Just an idea...

    Hey look at this!

    http://bondo.com/tips#MEqbwIkeqQA12Tyq.97


    Here in the states they call it bondo!

    Once applied on your car...it becomes...

  • dominic clancy24 August 2016

    try Richard Woolley, he supplied some recons for me that were spot-on

  • Guyw24 August 2016

    That's an interesting point you make, Prop. I have often come across interstitial condensation - to give it its posh name - where it can be a real problem in building construction. Never thought about it in car bodywork though.

    Didn't realise that you had done an autobody class. Sounds like an interesting opportunity, even if you were only 6 at the time! LOL

  • Stuart Duncan24 August 2016

    If you referring to the cradle the radiator sits in, the 3 tabs on front and rear are soldered to the radiator. Like me, you can purchase a new cradle, then remove old cradle and fit the new one. It is easy to do, if you can solder.

    I purchased my cradle from Kilmartin Automotive Sheetmetal (KAS) in Victoria, Australia.

    Stuart

  • Terry Staines23 August 2016

    IMHO the car simply is not worth that kind of money. It could easily swallow up the purchase price (and quite possibly more) in re-restoration costs. The vendor cannot have done his homework as to what the car is worth as it stands. A case of someone chancing his luck methinks.

    Terry

  • S23 August 2016

    Nice fix Malc.....I've done a lot of those kind of repairs in the past...I must admit you were really quick on that one. Necessity usually expedites the process...wouldn't you say! lol!



  • Dave O'Neill 223 August 2016

    Graham

    235-875 looks like a Moss Motors (USA) part number.

    If I were you, I'd try to find a pre-owned version.

    There were different versions available, but fall into two categories - those that use long bolts or studs, as fitted to the original type housing, and those that have a very thin flange and use much shorter studs.

    I have seen a number of the latter type crack ...

  • L E D LaVerne23 August 2016

    Be sure to ask for one with the brass float.

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget23 August 2016

    We were thought in auto body class to apply the bondo on to bright shinny metal with NO rust primer or paint

    But that was 35 years ago ...i think the reasoning is the primer /paint provides some kind of ledge that condenstation during radical tempeture changes can attach to that wont occure if its just direct bondo to metal

    bla bla bla

    prop

  • 1958 FROGEYE FOR SALE

    Up for sale is my 1958 Frogeye. I purchased the car in Jan 2015, having been recently reimported from South Africa where it had spent its entire life. Insurance agreed value is 25k.

    Information on the car is below:

    - 1958 car (AN5\3009). Fully restored in South Africa with photos to prove.
    - Original 948cc engine (matches heritage cert) now on 1 1/4 twin carbs, (develops 56bhp)....

  • MGA 1600 MK 2 COUPE

    Age now reluctantly forces me to sell my MGA Coupe mK 2 owned for 9 years Iris Blue original UK car with original reg 5 speed gearbox original engine 123 ign. chrome wire wheels Vredenstein tubeless tyres just completed 1000 mile tour of the north many mods for reliable driving agreed value 20k offers around 18500

  • MG TF 135 SPRINT SE 2003

    I'm selling my 2003 MG TF 135 Sprint special edition. Finished in X-Power Grey with black/grey leather and alcantara interior.

    Being the Sprint model, it has a number of upgraded features such as a coloured hood (grey), chrome pack, front fog lights and the Sports Pack 2: ABS, uprated 304mm front disc brakes and callipers and 16" eleven-spoke alloy wheels. It also has the optional windstop...

  • MG YA 1949

    MGYA 1949

    Nut and bolt restoration, consisting of:

    Chassis - stripped and rebuilt from ground upwards, with all parts refurbished.
    Engine - reconditioned and rebuilt to new standard.
    Gear box - stripped down, overhauled and serviced.
    Body shell - acid dipped and etch primed. Body repainted in black and all English white as per photographs attached.
    Windows - All...

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