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Lyndakh83 Lynda Humphries
Boise, ID, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
New dashboard is almost ready for us to start putting all those wires back. Keeping our fingers crossed that we can get it all back together.

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AZTD Silver Member Mike Grogan
Glendale, AZ, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
Looks good !



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plus4moggie Tom Lange
Bar Harbor, ME, USA   USA
When do you apply the original Rexine cloth covering?

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

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AZTD Silver Member Mike Grogan
Glendale, AZ, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
Cold Tom...cold...smoking smiley



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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 3904615 by plus4moggie When do you apply the original Rexine cloth covering?

Tom Lange
MGT Repair

As soon as the clear starts peeling off. grinning smiley


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TomTxState Silver Member Tom L
Austin, TX, USA   USA
Tom has just revealed that he is a member of the Authenticity Police.

Just the same, the panels look great. Lynda, it appears that you have a RHD car, that is rare and nice. Do show pictures when done.


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Lyndakh83 Lynda Humphries
Boise, ID, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
Some day we may try to get it back to original state, but right now we're going to have a little fun with it, our style! cool smiley

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ping45 Silver Member Rich G
Highland, CA, USA   USA
It is so easy to admire these cars fully restored to original specs, and difficult not appreciating the time and effort required to go all out to achieve originality. However, when I was first involved and falling in love with them (back in early 50's), almost all car lovers had one thing in common. Customization and add-ons! Whether it was going with whitewalls, or a different style this or that, back in the 50's and 60's it was not uncommon to make the cars "just a little bit different". Seldom was there anyone around to condemn someone for making the car "theirs". Over the years I've had 6 or 7 T series and although most were "stock", a couple did have added accessories of some type. My '55 I'm currently working on had whitewalls when I bought it, and when I complete it I plan on putting new " whites" again. I could not conceive any "wholesale" body changes, or stuffing a v8 in it, but I do enjoy both original AND well thought-out add-ons or repaint....(even if it's not original color!) Just my 2 cents!
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Franz Tenbrock Avatar
Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
Hallo
i like it, it is only a different veneer than the original
or ?
the position of the gauge is original and the appearance too
so i think it is ok
the different veneer could be done in the 50s too, it isn t kevlar or plastic it is wood too

in the 80s my car got a new electric Lucas 340. It looks different new style, i don t like it so i put it to an old style 3d printed new case http://www.mg-tabc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=928&p=5835#p5835 , new function but old style,
Also the new replica speedos and tachos, why do they have a new style case, i don t like it.
So i printed ABS pold style case.

So everyone of us has a different sight what is good or bad,
but it is good that this old cars will live to future
new cars have no character, we drive it 10 years and give it away without a tear



Sorry for my bad english, School is 40 years ago, and in my job i don t speek English, with the TA it will be better in a few month

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Lyndakh83 Lynda Humphries
Boise, ID, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
I will show pictures when it is installed! I'm not sure how long that will take us. Thanks.

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Lyndakh83 Lynda Humphries
Boise, ID, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
Your English is pretty good! We're putting on a custom dashboard. It is Bubinga wood with maple veneer on the center dash. It had a Zebra wood dash when we bought it, and didn't like it so we're replacing. If it doesn't look great after install, we will probably replace with the original Rexine cloth and swap out interior and top for the original beige and maybe some day to the green exterior.

Thanks,
Lynda

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Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
I think it will look good! I am in the process of doing the same myself.

Regards
Declan

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Mikelead Mike Leadbeater
York, Yorks, UK   GBR
1953 MG TD
For me, burr walnut or elm is the way to go, love the blue and maroon cars dash.

Mike

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Franz Tenbrock Avatar
Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
You have put the wires back ?

you have a center conection, a special conection ? so you can take away the dashboard easy ?

new wires ?

i wil do it too, and make a new circuit colored plan with computer



Sorry for my bad english, School is 40 years ago, and in my job i don t speek English, with the TA it will be better in a few month

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Fenner Ferman Wardell
Charlotte, NC, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
Hey, LaVerne, terrific dash! What are the controls you added just below the glove box?

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