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  • P Hehir27 July 2016

    Iím doing the vinyl trim on the car myself including the door cards, except for the stitching. I had the correct 1/2" hidem made up in England using my vinyl. Iím about to start on the seats. These were covered years ago in vinyl but are not original & therefore are useless as a template. Iíve looked in the BBS archive & also on Chris's site but there is not a lot of detailed info out there. I hav...

  • Frank Cronin27 July 2016

    Couldn't edit before the 5 min time out....

    Also the rivets located on the inner wheel well attached to the rear body tie bar will need to be drilled out.

  • Guyw27 July 2016

    I agree it's worth spending more to get a quality 3 process plating done and think l have found a suitable company. But what price should l have to expect to pay?

  • JA Benjamin27 July 2016


    Jim B

  • Frank Cronin27 July 2016

    The rear quarter panels are removed pulling straight up. After removing all the nails, the edges along the top and along the door jam are gently pried away from the wood. Just enough to loosen is all you need. Only the bottom will need to be bent back a bit so you can lift it up. No more than 45 degrees. With a little persuasion on the bottom, it should lift right out.

    TF 1414

  • Guyw27 July 2016

    The replacement piece l made for the rear skirt also has shorter lengths of beading either side so l think l will be welding this in before fitting the whole unit. Although leaving it out as an access hole may be advantageous when welding the rear deck in. Not sure yet.

  • Guyw27 July 2016

    I rebuilt the bonnet for mine with new wings and beading. The beading is soft and bends very easly by clamping the flange in the jaws of a vice and just applying gentle pressure by hand to create the curve. I worked along from one end in small increments with regular checks on the profile against the wing. Where the curve radius is tighter l snipped notches in the flange.

    It was much easier...

  • John Quilter27 July 2016

    Great looking little car with much of the restoration done. Here's one I "built" many years ago and interestingly, in the same color scheme.

  • William Revit27 July 2016


    "Such a nice finish, it's a shame to hide them in the axle!"


    Reminds me of seeing a nice polished conrod going down the road after it escaped

    Good luck with the shafts----

  • Denis427 July 2016

    Must be getting old but do not see a composite graph often, usually one or the other. Tony did you dial in the cam ? If using an adjustable gear is there, any chance it moved when tightening the bolt?

  • 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...


    I have a 1977 MGB for sale. Very good condition. Has roll bar, new top and stereo. Yellow with black interior. $8500 or best offer. Call or e-mail with any questions.


    114,484 Miles---1800cc 4 Cylinder Engine---4 speed synchromesh gearbox--New tie-rod assemblies---new steering pinion---new distributor, rotor, plugs---New hose to radiator---dual exhaust---new 185/70/R-14 radial tires---NEW $4,000.00 Red Paint Job. "Health Issues Forcing Sale---------------



    For sale is MGTD8873 CH/Only. This rare 1951 TD is one of the twenty-four TDís the Morris Garage sent to Germany in 1951 to have their bodies hand fabricated. This TD is one of the four known survivors from the original twenty-four.

    Since acquiring this car, I have installed a complete new brake system, exhaust system (non oem), head gasket, water pump, new Nexen tires i...

  • 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...


    MGB, MGB GT, Midgets
    Especially fully restored/clean originals.
    Will view/collect anywhere U.K.