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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Is the windscreen fame and post on an MGA MKII stainless?
Brian



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII

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johnnyhepps Johnny Hepps
Evesham, UK, UK   GBR
Hi Brian,

On my Mk1, the windscreen stanchions are made of solid brass and then chrome plated - I know this as I had to slightly elongate the mounting holes slightly to improve the fit of the hard top. I would guess that the frame is made of brass or possible mild steel and then chromed. It is definitely not made of stainless steel.

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John

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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Finally Snowing in, CT, USA   USA
Definitely not stainless, but if I remember correctly, both the windshield frame and upright stanchions are chrome plated brass. I just checked the frame with a magnet, and while there is a very slight, almost imperceptible pull, its from the underlying nickel coating, not the base metal. Come to think of it, I don't ever remember seeing a rusty frame, worn & scratched chrome, but never rust.



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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Definitely chrome plated brass. I cut down a spare windscreen for my race car.



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


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wyatt Silver Member Wyatt W
penguin point, drift ice, Antarctica   ATA
....when you grab the top corner to pull your self up and out it's then made of brainless if it cracks.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks guys!thumbs up
And Yes, this morning upon careful inspection, I can see it is Chrome Plated Brass as I originally expected.
It was just wishful thinking on my part for it to be "Stainless" as I fix and polish stainless here in my shop. so
I could have save a ton of $$ on Chrome Plating???????
Brian



1954 MGTF 1800
1962 MGA MKII

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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
The chrome plating done on our cars 'back in the day' seems to be of high quality. It'd likely polish up quite nicely - seems worth a try.



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

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