Member ID: dcdciMember Status: Gold Member
Kings Park, NY, USA
Member Since: 2004-10-30
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1 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 50,000 mi (80,467 km) -- Average age: 1966
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Posted on: Tuesday November 28, 2006
My first real job before I could start on body work was to clean out the garage to give myself room to work. My garage was basically a big pile of stuff with a hole in the middle that the MG just fit into. Mostly a collection of odd pieces of molding, panels and cabinet doors which I had saved from work as well as assorted lumber and old broken tools. It took an entire weekend but I was real good about throwing junk stuff away and I could now walk around the car with plenty of elbow room. After...
Posted on: Sunday September 3, 2006
I was itching to get started fixing up the body so I could get it painted. The left rear of the car had been damaged in a collision and had been repaired. It was actually a pretty good job but after 30 years or so the body filler was deteriorating. Over the years the car was stored in my uncles garage it looked like a few tools or something had been dropped on it. There were a few small dents on the trunk lid, passenger door and right front fender. Both doors had the " Crack of Doom". The ...
Posted on: Saturday August 12, 2006
I had big plans to repair the body work, Get the car painted and replace the interior over the winter but those plans got shot down by work, the holidays and a torn rotator cuff. First I got a nice kitchen job in the fall that was up in Connecticut. It was far enough from home that I had to stay over Monday through Friday. Great homeowners who put me up in a very nice hotel and paid for all my meals. It was not a complicated job but it took about 3 weeks to complete. I do high end, custom...
Posted on: Wednesday August 9, 2006
One Saturday morning that first summer I found the left front tire flat. There was no obvious damage to the tire, no visible nail or screw. I filled it and it seemed to hold air OK so I drove over to the deli for coffee. By the time I got back home the tire was going flat again. I switched over to the spare, filled the flat with air again and put it in the trunk. Sunday morning I headed for the deli again but by the time I got to the end of our street The car started fishtailing. The r...
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