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Eric Pfiffner

Member ID: EPfiffner
Status: Free Member
Canton, OH, USA   USA
Member Since: 2014-12-08
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2018-01-19 07:27
Forum Activity: 2018-01-19 07:27
Forum Posts: 9

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1970 MG MGB White Primer Eric Pfiffner

1970 MG MGB

1 Vehicles — Total mileage: 54,000 mi (86,905 km) — Average age: 1970

Member Journal – The Lifetime Resto: 1970 MGB

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Right Floor Pan Out, Rear Cross Member Out

Posted on: Friday December 29, 2017

IMG 1915

Bright and early Christmas day, I'm out in the garage with a drill and an angle grinder. 12deg out, not gonna stop me. I got the passenger side floor pan out and the flanges cleaned up. The inner side member on this side is in excellent shape, there's event some factory primer still intact. The photo doesn't really show it well. It was holding a bunch of damp sandblasting sand, I vacuumed that out prior to the photo and its nice to know its gone. On the side member, the only place rusted is th...

Inner Side Member Welded In

Posted on: Friday December 29, 2017

From inside the engine bay

I did all the final welding and grinding over the Christmas break. It fit up very nice and I'm happy with my work. I did the best I could with what I've got. Lots of plug welds to the backing plates I welded in, and then I butt welded all of the seams. The profile of my fabricated inner side member is not the same. The bottom of the original smoothly curves up since its a stamping. Mine is more stepped because I made it from several pieces of channel. I decided I would rather use solid formed ...

Completed Fabrication Of Inner Side Member

Posted on: Thursday December 28, 2017

Side view faces in towards trans tunnel

Here's some pics of my inner side member ready to splice in to the car. For the first upward bend (where the floor pan meets the toe board) I just sliced the channel all but the flanges and bent it up to meet the toe board angle. I then made splice plates for the sides and bottom, and plug welded them on the inside. Finally I bent a filler piece with triangles on each side, and butt welded it on the outside to fill in where I had bent the channel upward. This gave double thickness in that area. ...

Progress With The Inner Side Member

Posted on: Thursday December 28, 2017

Reinforcing panel ready for plug welding

I was off 6 days in a row over Christmas so was able to get some fabrication done. I went to my parents and used the sheet metal brake to make a u-channel reinforcement for where the gearbox crossmember bolts up. Its made of 18 gauge I had leftover from the floor pan repairs I had made years ago and just recently cut out, so it had been primed in variprime back then, maybe 1991 or so? I put 20-30 plug welds drilled at 1/4" from the inside through the reinforcement panel. I had drilled the 4 ...

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