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bill132hotrod Bill m
Dartford, Kent, UK   GBR
All welding now complete and in primer
feels like I have run a marathon.. fenders on fenders off doors on doors off trunk on trunk off hood on hood off, all back on then all back off I'm shattered.sleepy

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CountBasey Silver Member Thomas Basey
Brunswick, OH, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Opus"
That recessed back plate looks awesome. Can't wait for pics of the final product. Nice job.



Thomas (Count) Basey
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“With each replacement of parts, my British car slowly becomes Chinese.”

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Richard D Avatar
Knoxville, TN, USA   USA
Great lookin work! thumbs up

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padutchmidget Richard W
Landisville, PA, USA   USA
Body work looks pretty darn straight to me nice work!



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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
when you checked the doors and luggage door fit, did you install the weatherstrips to make sure there was enough room for them to compress and wouldn't push the doors out?

Now it is easy to bend the flanges to correct it, before paint.

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VintageBob Platinum Member Bob Crow
Alvin, TX, USA   USA
1972 MG Midget MkIII "The Green Car"
1972 MG Midget MkIII "The White Car"
Shattered maybe, but you must also be feeling a great deal of pride and satisfaction. What a beautiful base on which to now hang all the bits.

Many jealous people will be reading your post.

Bob.
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bill132hotrod Bill m
Dartford, Kent, UK   GBR
Thanks guys
it just goes to show what is possible from a back yard garage. cool smiley

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1974MGMidget Silver Member Jack Orkin
Grayson, GA, USA   USA
I also noticed that the fuel filler hole has filled. Are you planning a filler in the hole by the boot light switch? That hole looks nicely finished with a flange rather than a cut or drilled hole.

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bill132hotrod Bill m
Dartford, Kent, UK   GBR
Yes Jack
You are correct the hole at the top by the light switch bracket is exactly that, it’s for a flush mounting pop up fuel filler from a Harley Davidson.
I have also made a nice snug fitting pipe with a mounting bracket inside the trunk to link up with the tank.
Bill.


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1974MGMidget Silver Member Jack Orkin
Grayson, GA, USA   USA
Very neat. Does that custom pipe lead to a custom tank, maybe with a larger capacity?

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bill132hotrod Bill m
Dartford, Kent, UK   GBR
Ha ha
No unfortunately not but I think I might gain another gallon in that pipe hopefully �

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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
Here is a neat trick to tell if your sanding duties are really done.

Once the car is in sealer and you think you are ready to spray color, wash the car and have a look at the reflection in the wet panel. If there are any ripples they will show up. If you are going to have a mirror finish, you will get a preview. Works for light colors also.





Pete



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