Hokie69
Hokie69 New Reader
1/10/19 9:59 a.m.

Just started picking up the pcs. of a new project. The most challenging I've ever attempted. Friend of mine and his son totally disassembled a 1973 MGB 10-to 15 years ago. No further work done. Body in white, on a trolley; engine rebuilt. Should occupy me for months, if not years. I've had project MG's, Triumphs and BMWs in the past, but stared as complete cars. So, I'm diving into the deep end !

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
1/10/19 10:07 a.m.

Please define "body in white" as it applies to your project. Did you get a new Heritage shell as a foundation?

 

I can pretty much assemble these cars in my sleep with a beer in one hand. Yell if you need help.

 

 

Pete

Hokie69
Hokie69 New Reader
1/10/19 10:21 a.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

Probably used the wrong description; body was taken down to bare metal to determine condition. Several OEM replacement sheet metal panels go along w/ the car, incl. new floor pans. I'll probably buy a new wiring harness to avoid most of the issues w/ grounds and shorts. May look into new brake lines as well. Thanks for the offer; I'll be touch if I get stuck. For now, it's sorting and figuring how what's ok and what's not.\

 

Steve

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
1/10/19 5:46 p.m.

In reply to Hokie69 :

Standing by then. Rust repair on MGBs is kinda a specialty of mine. Just did a walk-through for a guy on the MGexperience board. About halfway down the page.

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?1,3870863

 

Pete

wspohn
wspohn Dork
1/12/19 11:54 a.m.

Yeah - do not do what too many owners do and just slap a new rocker panel over the rotted castle sections and structure inderneath. Those unibody cars need everything in order for torsional rigidity!  Paull knows whereof he speaks!

steve00136
steve00136 None
1/14/19 6:35 a.m.

Bought a running project 1975 MGB Roadster a year ago. Bodywork and paintwork good just a lot of tinkering till i drove another MGB and realise the gearstick was very sloppy. Engine and gearbox now out and found selectors very badly worn. These selectors seem very scarce so may have to repair or find a cheap gearbox to use as spares.

All good fun - i keep a blog of the jobs i have done on the car at www.mymgb.info if you are interested.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
1/14/19 9:16 a.m.

In reply to steve00136 :

Steve:

 

Unless things have changed over the last few years, it would be much cheaper to buy a used 4 synchro box thanto restore what you have. The 4 syncs tend to be bulletproof and rare to see one sell for even $100.

 

Pete

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