Member Page: Chris G
Member ID: chgrecStatus: Gold Member
ATL, Ga, USA
Member Since: 2013-05-23
Home Site: The MG Experience
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Last Login: 2017-11-04 08:07
Forum Activity: 2017-10-17 12:08
Forum Posts: 844
On my 56th car...Mostly British and European sports cars
Personal Vehicle Registry
1974 MG MGB
2003 Jeep Wrangler
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Cabriolet
Member Journal – "The B" And It's Journey Back To Former Glory
There are 56 total entries in this Journal.
Posted on: Wednesday November 16, 2016
I figured I needed to wrap this journal since the journey has come to a sad (to me) end. After a 3 year restoration process that was HUGELY assisted by the kind and very educated folks on this site, the car left today for its new home. A very nice lady picked it up today to surprise her husband with it for a birthday gift. I couldn't have hoped for a better new owner. I wont say who or where for fear of spoiling the surprise. And don't blame me if your birthday rolls around and it isn't your...
Posted on: Tuesday September 13, 2016
I have been driving the car pretty regularly lately. Even though my wife doesn't like me driving it in Atlanta rush hour traffic, I just cant resist. I find myself waiting to go to work & back home again just to drive the car. It holds up very well in traffic either going 70 (not very often in ATL) or poking along at 5 mph (much more likely. The engine temps stay right around N and even at 95 deg outside crawling along it only moves part way to H but never more than 3/4 of the gauge. So a...
Posted on: Thursday May 5, 2016
Had a couple setbacks including a re-spray of the driver door due to my overly aggressive color sanding and a slight ridge from a weld (crack of doom repair). I wasn’t happy with my interior door panels either as the leather didn’t seem to lay smooth enough. I intentionally didn’t use any foam pad between the door card & leather as I didn’t want to increase the thickness to interfere with the trim and window winder. I got all that worked out as well as a few other things done like wheel ...
Posted on: Friday February 19, 2016
Making good progress these days and each task seems to make a bigger difference in how complete the car looks. The part I expected to be the most tedious turned out to be less time consuming than I thought it might. Granted I did it in pieces over many evenings, it may have been more overwhelming if I did it all at once. That job was the color sanding of the paint. I didn’t have many runs or flaws in the paint but I did have a decent amount of orange peel which made the reflection look ver...
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