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Strip of metal under wing edges
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  This topic is about my 1953 MG TD
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boylanp Paul Boylan
Napier, New Zealand   NZL
1953 MG TD
Hi, what is the purpose of the metal strip that runs along the underside of the wing edges, l removed the strips on my wings because they were rusty, the question is should l replace them or leave them off ? the original strips did look as though they were an after thought.
Thanks Paul B

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
Drip rails. They should be there. One of the first things to check if the wings / fenders are as they should be.
Dave H

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TD4834 Bill Chasser
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1951 MG TD MkII
Yes they should be left in place Helps to deflect moisture and mud from the wire bead



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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
Here's a picture of a fender/wing off my TF showing the strip. It needs to remain in place to strengthen the edge and deflect water from spraying out from the sides. One on mine had to be replaced which I spot / Tig welded in place to replicate the original welds. Notice the upper fender the strip is off in this pic, I welded a new strip on. PJ



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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
I MIG welded mine to the wired edge very easily.
Dave H

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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
They are welded on mine every 20 cm certainly to strengthen them.
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

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boylanp Paul Boylan
Napier, New Zealand   NZL
1953 MG TD
Thanks for the replies, at roughly what angle/position should the new strips be welded on.
Paul B

Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
Mine are roughly horizontal on the car.
Dave H

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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
The same
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche


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cbbehr Cliff Behrend
Tualatin, OR, USA   USA
Fender will shake, vibrate and crack if these are not in place.

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boylanp Paul Boylan
Napier, New Zealand   NZL
1953 MG TD
Thanks again for the info and pictures, l will be refitting them this weekend.
Paul B

Ctwidle Chris Twidle
Reesville, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1954 MG TF
Just started tidying up the wings/fenders on TF 2071 and just need a little advice on these strips.
I can see evidence that they go as far back as the running boards but do they go all the way to the end of the wired edge at the front? I presume they should also be fitted to the running boards and rear wings/fenders?
Thanks in advance,
Chris

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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Hello Chris,
The front wing with the dimension or stops the wand.
The second which stops at 30 mm
And the rear wing.
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche



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Ctwidle Chris Twidle
Reesville, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1954 MG TF
Merci beacoup Thierry, c’est parfait!
Chris

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boylanp Paul Boylan
Napier, New Zealand   NZL
1953 MG TD
Hi again, is the rear edge of the front valance supposed to line up with inner edge of the wings, it doesn’t look write to me.


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