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Metal Flanges on under carriage, work very well for transporting my B!

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danthefitman danthefitman H
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB MkIII "1st ABFM 2008 & 2010-2016!"
The metal Flanges on under carriage, work very well for transporting my B! Thanks to Dave Walsh, transporting my MGB went without incident!

Dave and I weren't sure, if the earlier model MGB have the same metal flange at front and rear underneath the carriage of the car? Do all MGB's have the same metal flange that is on the undercarriage for tying the car down with chains or just the later model MGB's from 77 to 80?

The metal flanges at the rear of the car passenger side and front of the car driver side, on the undercarriage, work really well for chaining the car down to a car transport trailer!

Thank you Dave Walsh!



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BumbleB74 William Milholen
Tidewater, Tidewater VA, USA   USA
You mean the ones on the rubber bumpers?



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danthefitman danthefitman H
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB MkIII "1st ABFM 2008 & 2010-2016!"
Nope. They're not on the Polyurethane bumpers, they're on the frame of the car, well apart from the bumper. Yo.



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29desoto Gold Member Wayne Sanders
Outside Otis, OR - in the woods!, USA   USA
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There's David, old Johnny on the spot. Did he bring doughnuts? grinning smiley

(he always brings the best doughnuts to ABFM, which is coming up soon. Oh, David........!)



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Rose Lodge, OR
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danthefitman danthefitman H
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB MkIII "1st ABFM 2008 & 2010-2016!"
Morn'n Wayne, Dave is a rare breed, he actually helps people. He asks for little, gives much and has a fun way about him that puts people at ease. He's my friend and yours too. BRAVO David!


In reply to # 3554154 by 29desoto There's David, old Johnny on the spot. Did he bring doughnuts? grinning smiley

(he always brings the best doughnuts to ABFM, which is coming up soon. Oh, David........!)



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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
Yup!
so do you have pics of the flanges in question??


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steve12955 Steve B
Massachusetts, USA   USA
1970 MG MGB "Emma"
My '70B has a tow bracket on each side of the front bumper under the overrider but none on the rear. When my car was towed due to a failed fuel pump the driver initially wanted to hook to them but decided instead to use the front crossmember. Once on the flatbed he tied down the rear using the leaf spring shackles on each side. He didn't use the differential since brake lines run along the axle tubes.


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danthefitman danthefitman H
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB MkIII "1st ABFM 2008 & 2010-2016!"
Yo Chris, why yes I do! Please see attached images.

In reply to # 3554218 by chris Yup!
so do you have pics of the flanges in question??



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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
Early cars didn't have those. If anything, it was like what Steve shows in his foto.


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lewk Silver Member Keith Lewis
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada   CAN
My bet is those "flanges" have been added to the underside at some point. I don't think they are stock.

Edmonds, WA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3554448 by lewk My bet is those "flanges" have been added to the underside at some point. I don't think they are stock.


They are stock and were used for shipping.

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rdgreen Robert Green
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 3554252 by steve12955 My '70B has a tow bracket on each side of the front bumper under the overrider but none on the rear. When my car was towed due to a failed fuel pump the driver initially wanted to hook to them but decided instead to use the front crossmember. Once on the flatbed he tied down the rear using the leaf spring shackles on each side. He didn't use the differential since brake lines run along the axle tubes.

Steve, those brackets are for tying the vehicle down during transportation, not for towing. You might get away with it once or twice but I wouldn't make a habit of using them in a tow.

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Amity, Oregon, USA   USA
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Donuts? winking smiley Dave makes the best baked beans I've ever tasted!



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danthefitman danthefitman H
Portland, Oregon, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB MkIII "1st ABFM 2008 & 2010-2016!"
The brackets are definitely Factory. They were definitely not put on after market. Definitely!

Anybody know guys down here in southern Oregon that have MGB's and or British car shops that are reputable?



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mgbanthony Platinum Member Anthony Henderson
Gananoque, Ontario, Canada   CAN
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I've spent some quality time in the towing industry....Those are designed and rated as initial shipping tie down brackets, and are absolutely not built to take the shock loading which happens with a car on a flat bed.

Front a-arms and either rear spring shackles or J-hooks on the rear axle tubes,placed so that the brake lines aren't crushed, which can be done by wiggling the J-hook between the brake line and the axle tube are the old safe standby towing points for MGBs.

Any rental trailer or commercial flat bed tow truck built in this century will be equipped with webbing harnesses for the 4 wheels...a damage free necessity for deck loading virtually any newish vehicle.

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