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stuntflyr Chris McMillin
Catalina, Foothills, USA   USA
What? I suppose they dont know what blinkers are either?
Chris...

In reply to # 3675567 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3675340 by grahamts What on earth are "wind wings" do you mean gutters or some other part? confused smiley Never heard or read that expression before.
Graham.

Sorry - Colonial slang

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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
I am curious about where the image for the finished product resides?

Pete

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mgbgts Rob Meier
Johnstown Ohio, USA   USA
Well Graham, once the major structural cutting and welding is done I then have to start spending money I don't have at the moment. The more cutting and welding I do, and the longer that takes, the longer I can put off the spending smiling smiley
I have no idea how many pieces I cut it into ( and don't want to try to count) I do know I've cut more than originally anticipated, but working with rusty cars often leads to that.
Once I got past " the point of no return" I figured what's another cut here and there smiling smiley



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mgbgts Rob Meier
Johnstown Ohio, USA   USA
The image of the finished product lies deep within a very mysterious and often scary place...... my mind

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rficalora ROB FICALORA
Willis, TX, USA   USA
1976 MG MGB V8 Conversion "MG MUTT"
In reply to # 3873769 by mgbgts Well Graham, once the major structural cutting and welding is done I then have to start spending money I don't have at the moment. The more cutting and welding I do, and the longer that takes, the longer I can put off the spending smiling smiley
I have no idea how many pieces I cut it into ( and don't want to try to count) I do know I've cut more than originally anticipated, but working with rusty cars often leads to that.
Once I got past " the point of no return" I figured what's another cut here and there smiling smiley

Sure, things come up that weren't anticipated, but each modification looks very well thought out and executed to me. Keep them coming!

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Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd, Florence, KY, USA   USA
I'm actually taking this and Jim's projects as inspiration for a "shrunken" MGB to fit inside an MCI luggage bay. Keep up the good work.

Jim

Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3873905 by Jim Blackwood I'm actually taking this and Jim's projects as inspiration for a "shrunken" MGB to fit inside an MCI luggage bay. Keep up the good work.

Jim

Are you going to dock it lengthwise or crosswise?



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672

Jim Blackwood Avatar
Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd, Florence, KY, USA   USA
Crosswise, but that's another thread. I don't want to clutter this one up. I have a thread started on BritishV8 but I could begin one here, though it'll be awhile before any metal gets cut.

Jim

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mgbgts Rob Meier
Johnstown Ohio, USA   USA
In reply to # 3873829 by rficalora
In reply to # 3873769 by mgbgts Well Graham, once the major structural cutting and welding is done I then have to start spending money I don't have at the moment. The more cutting and welding I do, and the longer that takes, the longer I can put off the spending smiling smiley
I have no idea how many pieces I cut it into ( and don't want to try to count) I do know I've cut more than originally anticipated, but working with rusty cars often leads to that.
Once I got past " the point of no return" I figured what's another cut here and there smiling smiley

Sure, things come up that weren't anticipated, but each modification looks very well thought out and executed to me. Keep them coming!

Over the course of this project I have spent many hours just sitting in the shop looking at the car, thinking and planning my next steps and how all the pieces fit together.

Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3874538 by mgbgts
In reply to # 3873829 by rficalora
In reply to # 3873769 by mgbgts Well Graham, once the major structural cutting and welding is done I then have to start spending money I don't have at the moment. The more cutting and welding I do, and the longer that takes, the longer I can put off the spending smiling smiley
I have no idea how many pieces I cut it into ( and don't want to try to count) I do know I've cut more than originally anticipated, but working with rusty cars often leads to that.
Once I got past " the point of no return" I figured what's another cut here and there smiling smiley

Sure, things come up that weren't anticipated, but each modification looks very well thought out and executed to me. Keep them coming!

Over the course of this project I have spent many hours just sitting in the shop looking at the car, thinking and planning my next steps and how all the pieces fit together.

Just wait until you can roll it outside and get a longer look. You will really start staring at the car.



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698
Continued in Part 6 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,61672

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mgbgts Rob Meier
Johnstown Ohio, USA   USA
Well I finished modifying the left side toe board, here it is held in place for fitting. A bit of working the edges in a couple of spots while welding it in and it will be good to go


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Bill Greenwood Avatar
Gahanna, OH, USA   USA
Progressing nicely, keep it up.

Bill.

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mgbgts Rob Meier
Johnstown Ohio, USA   USA
Tossed in a stock RB pedal box and booster to check clearance (may use a different booster) and realized I tapered the toe board in a bit too much beside the column and the brake pedal hits the taper, so I will adjust that a little before I weld it all together. I may be changing the pedal position some, but want it to have full stroke in stock shape in case it works for me as is.


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Jim Blackwood Avatar
Jim Blackwood * BlownMGB-V8
Gunpowder Rd, Florence, KY, USA   USA
Is that the stock booster?
Not trying to butt in, however I'd certainly consider leaving room for a larger diameter one as the boost depends on the diameter.

Jim

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mgbgts Rob Meier
Johnstown Ohio, USA   USA
Yes that is a stock booster. I probably won't use it, but I had it laying around. I actually considered non boosted brakes as I don't like the dead feel of the late cars brakes, but a friend who did a 3500 V6 conversion found a booster from I think a Kia (I have to check with him again) that worked well for him to be small enough and give good pedal feel. I may use the same booster he used if the BMW master cyl will fit it, otherwise I will be researching other options

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