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INSTALLING FRONT SIDE MARKER LIGHTS

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RestorerMG Silver Member Bill Schultz
SOUTH HADLEY, MA, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB
Is there actually a drill bit the size of the bulb socket that goes into the fender well?
I cant ever remember seeing one that isn't actually made for wood boring.
Im thinking of drilling a .25" hole and then jig saw to the right size.
I know it will be a hack job at my end.
Or
drill a series of .032 holes next to each other and then file out the bridge metal?
Any advise will be appreciated...
Bill

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tahoe36c Paul Hruza
Panama City, FL, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC GT "Little Red Rocket..."
1972 MG MGB GT "Tiny Dancer"
2002 Harley-Davidson Dyna
Bill,

My advice would be to throw them in the trash... In my eyes they are nothing but clutter on a beautiful body. I got rid of mine years ago...

And please don't worry about the legality of it. LOL Do you really think the law carries a book of MG requirements??? The only time I ever get pulled over is when the officer wants a closer look at the car!!

Paul



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bencii Ben Colpitts
Mansfield, Ohio, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
The big box stores, home depot, lowes, ace hardware carry metal hole saws in different sizes. Harbor freight carries a complete set 3/4"-2 1/2" for 35 bucks


edit. I like Paul's idea better.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-12 10:01 PM by bencii.

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Ahmed Silver Member Ahmed EL Abasiry
Chestermere, Alberta, Canada   CAN
1958 MG MGA
1972 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
x2 what Paul said,
but if you insist you can use a step drill bit, something like THIS



"... the motor car, after woman, is the most fragile and capricious thing on earth." - London Daily Mail 1908

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RestorerMG Silver Member Bill Schultz
SOUTH HADLEY, MA, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB
Beautiful GT !!
Well, I'm in MA and the inspections are pretty stick. Also I have them on the rear panels...
Thanks though. It does look clean without.

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RestorerMG Silver Member Bill Schultz
SOUTH HADLEY, MA, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB
Thanks Ahmed, I always wondered what those were in Harbor Freight and never took the time to examine..
If I do install,,,just have to make darn sure there straight!

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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
Bill,
I used a the above Ben suggestion on one of my front wings.

Suggestion, if you keep the Sabrinas, you would be best to keep the side markers.

FWIW I have no problem with either of these particular 'protuberances' these are part of what make the MGB a MGB. cool smiley

B



Check your ego Amigo!

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tahoe36c Paul Hruza
Panama City, FL, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC GT "Little Red Rocket..."
1972 MG MGB GT "Tiny Dancer"
2002 Harley-Davidson Dyna
I cannot say I agree with you Bruce... These protuberances are part of what U.S. safety standards did to clutter an MGB. I can guarantee you they would have never been there otherwise!

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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
In reply to # 3572118 by tahoe36c These protuberances are part of what U.S. safety standards did

Paul
You don't need to agree with me, simply my opinion. I was only eluding to a Sabrina car is just that, and I have no problem with the side marker lights or the Sabrinas, being model year correct.

I fully agree with you that the US safety standards influenced/destroyed many a clean design car, and might have even saved some lives along the way?

Heck some cars stopped being imported to NA due to these US safety standards, annoying some Canadians I might add. grinning smiley

B



Check your ego Amigo!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-13 10:32 AM by riley1489.

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Ahmed Silver Member Ahmed EL Abasiry
Chestermere, Alberta, Canada   CAN
1958 MG MGA
1972 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
In reply to # 3572134 by riley1489 I was only eluding to a Sabrina car is just that, and I have no problem with the side marker lights or the Sabrinas,
B

Ah, Sabrinas! I'll have them any day!! grinning smiley grinning smiley




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-13 10:55 AM by Ahmed.

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