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Hollywood, MD, USA

Total Posts: 8 Latest Post: 2017-11-16
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Front Suspension

Graham Hawes   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday October 12, 2017 1:42 AM


Front sub frame cross member Acid etched and Por1

Front sub frame cross member. Acid etched and Por15'd

Standard MGB GT front dampers rebuilt painted re

Standard MGB-GT front dampers rebuilt & painted ready for fit.

Front suspension rebuilt and instalation in progre

Front suspension rebuilt and instalation in progress. Wire wheel splines.

Front drivers wheel brake caliper with wire lockin

Front drivers wheel brake caliper with wire locking. (squeeling green stuff now replaced with standard pads)




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Rated 8 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2017-10-29 21:58:27 # 45547
Comment by Warren Siringer
Rating: 8/10
Nice idea on how to get the POR15 inside.
2017-10-30 00:06:08 # 45549
Comment by Graham Hawes
Thanks for the comment. It was one of those "why did I not think of that before" things.

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Leather Seats Front And Back.

Graham Hawes   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30 AM


MGB GT Rear seat squab almost complete

MGB-GT Rear seat squab almost complete.

Rear seat now in Scarlet with improved padding

Rear seat now in Scarlet with improved padding.

Front seat back re shaped to give better curve to

Front seat back re-shaped to give better curve to back. (No head rest yet.)

Scarlet s Front seats now ready to be installed

Scarlet's Front seats now ready to be installed.




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MGB-GT Seats

Graham Hawes   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday October 12, 2017 1:18 AM


Back of seat heater velcro to hold leather cov

Back of seat & heater & velcro to hold leather cover

Seat base shaped to give body commfort heater

Seat base shaped to give body commfort & heater

Rear seat foam contured and desity mods for comfor

Rear seat foam contured and desity mods for comfort and looks

Rear of front seat frame ready for foam Note head

Rear of front seat frame ready for foam. Note headrest spring.




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More Pictures Of Scarlet.

Graham Hawes   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:17 AM


All standard 1800 engine 1968 unleaded head 60ps

All standard 1800 engine - 1968 unleaded head 60psi oil.

English car RH drive after 3 5 year restoration

English car RH drive after 3.5 year restoration.

Scarlet from the rear All leather seats and hand

Scarlet from the rear. All leather seats and hand stiched carpets.

1968 w od RH drive carpets seat contured by m

1968 w/od RH drive. carpets & seat - contured by me.




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Scarlet Finished August 2017

Graham Hawes   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:29 AM


Usually under cover but not today Checked all f

Usually "under cover" but not today. Checked all fluids after 500 miles. Webasto sun roof.

1968 MGB GT Crackle black dash leather pleated

1968 MGB-GT Crackle black dash - leather pleated "drives" seat, OD, heated rear window, seat heaters, fire bottle under seat, original gauges.

Sleaps seat will recline Map reading light specia

Sleaps seat will recline, Map reading light,special door rubbers fit well.

Radio easily removed to fit standard MG panel cen

Radio easily removed to fit standard MG panel, center consul special speaker system. Carpets hand sewn everywhere.




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2017-09-27 01:57:06 # 44796
Comment by Graham Hawes F
Complete - all work except carburetors bushing - done by me. Including Complete strip and acid etching of underneath of the car. Rebuild Rear suspension rear axles and diff. Prop shaft fuel tank, complete interior of boot and interior of cabin. Cabin heat and sound padded. Front suspension removed and rebuilt including steering rack and anti-roll bar. Exhaust Manifold intake and exhaust brake and clutch hydraulics. Heater, doors - windows and all seals of windows, door seals, slave break cylinders and front calipers etc. Engine and gearbox were rebuilt 6500 miles ago. (back in 1997) Seats and all interior including roof lining replaced.. Hand sewn carpets - extensive work to carpets to allow removal. All carpets are hand edge sewn. Seats stripped to frames and stripped and painted. Heaters in seats and all seats (front and back) are leather. She has been driven now for 00 miles and runs well. More pictures if anyone is interested. I also have a lot of tips for those who want to improve your interior without
2017-09-27 02:08:03 # 44797
Comment by Graham Hawes F
Scarlet has been driven now for 555 miles since this last restoration.

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Cross Memeber Before During And After

Graham Hawes   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Sunday May 1, 2016 11:40 PM


Front sub frame removed from car what a mess n

Front sub frame removed from car - what a mess - needs lots of work.

cross member Cleaned and acid etched ready for P

cross-member Cleaned and acid etched - ready for POR-15. Suported by garden fork.

Cross member and shockers refilled re sealed a

Cross-member and shockers (refilled & re-sealed) after first POR-15 coat

Inside the cross member looks good instide too

Inside the cross-member - looks good instide too. Very important.




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