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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
Randy is that you in the red T shirt, 1960 !! wow I joined the navy in 62. Terry

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RJBrown Randy Brown
Queen Creek, AZ, USA   USA
Yes. My oldest sister my father and I.
For you Tempe natives that is the intersection of 7th St and Priest Dr in the background.

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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
plug welded sill on . lots of grinding needed. Fit rocker and door for a look .Terry

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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Looks good.

Where did you get the rockers? I've found the Moss versions are a little bit too tall. I had to take a tapering slice out them - about 3/8" at one end & 1/2" at the other. See: http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/restore/rt402cp.htm & http://www.crateparts.com/mgarockers.html



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
Eric ,These ones came with the car so not sure where they were made.I used Barneys template for the back plate and in the past it was perfect for the rockers at the top but these ones are off a bit

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Terry
I love you body stabilizer jig!thumbs up
Did you get the speck for it from somewhere or is it you own design?
I normally weld or bolt in some structure to keep everything square when restoring
convertibles or chopping tops, where the to is completely removed.
BUT, My MGA came to me in pieces withe the main body in two halves
with rockers & sills removed.
Would you be willing to share the dimensions for you jig, as well a few crucial
Body opening measurements?
I would love to copy your jig, before I proceed with putting my new rockers
and reuniting the front and rear of my body.
Thanks
Brian



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII


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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
Hi Brian ,It came with a car a while back.Ill get the measurements and post them .Terry

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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
In reply to # 3885086 by Woodysrods My MGA came to me in pieces withe the main body in two halves with rockers & sills removed.
Would you be willing to share the dimensions for you jig, as well a few crucial Body opening measurements?

Rumors are that MG hung the doors in space and built the body around them.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3885186 by mg1622 Hi Brian ,It came with a car a while back.Ill get the measurements and post them .Terry
Thanks Terry



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII

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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
got the posts tied in to the sill and ready to spend lots of time with a grinder.Terry


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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
Other side, found some rot in chassis.Not a lot but will need fixin .Will do that after I remove the body.Terry


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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
got sill plate on and fitted sill and rocker for a look.Have the curvy bit at the rear bodged so will have to change it Terry


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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
Brian here are the dimensions of the steading jig. It is 1 in square tubing with 3/4 in for the slider bits The holes that the bolts go through into the body are elongated for adjustment,Where the long pieces meet at is a 90% angle. 34 in from front center to rear center.33 in on either side Maybe bolting the front and rear pieces to the chassis and then adjusting the upper bits to these measurements might bring it in close ,then after hanging the doors you can do final adjustments,Terry


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mg1622 Terry Armitage
Sundre, AB, Canada   CAN
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