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Wrencher Hans Abplanalp
Davis, CA, USA   USA
Making progress. You can really see the original Iris Blue in these photos.

Hans



The Larry Shinoda Collection: 1965 Corvair Monza 140, 1969 L-68 427 Corvette roadster (sold - big bucks!), 1970 BOSS 302 Mustang. new addition 1965 MGB roadster!

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Wrencher Hans Abplanalp
Davis, CA, USA   USA
Dash comes out next. Have to figure that out!

Hans



The Larry Shinoda Collection: 1965 Corvair Monza 140, 1969 L-68 427 Corvette roadster (sold - big bucks!), 1970 BOSS 302 Mustang. new addition 1965 MGB roadster!

redwoodpecker Woody Reed
Disabled Account, Antarctica   ATA
That original blue looks very good on a Mk1, too. I always like it. Painted a '68 Spitfire that same color years back, looked good on that car, too.

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sws615 Stephen Struck
Grand Haven, MI, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT
1975 MG MGB "Commission # G23N124120"
2015 Acura MDX
2015 BMW 535xi
Hans,

Removing the dash isn't that hard. It's all those darn wires that are attached. devil smiley The good news is that you'll know the wiring backwards and forwards when you're done.

Steve

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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
You show an extremely CLEAN floor removal result. eye popping smiley difficult to understand the floor pans were rusted out judging by the solid flanges all round!

Have fun

B



Check your ego Amigo!

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btriplett Barry Triplett
Walkerton, IN, USA   USA
hey Hans,

Is that your 140A in the hangar? If so, list it with the other motoring goodies.

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stuntflyr Chris McMillin
Catalina, Foothills, USA   USA
Super cool, another Iris MkI!
140A's are single strut with big flaps and tapered wings, that one doesn't look that way.
Chris...

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pmaland2000 Paul Maland
Leduc, AB, Canada   CAN
1973 MG MGB "Bea"
150 Texas taildragger?

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Wrencher Hans Abplanalp
Davis, CA, USA   USA
It's not my 140, maybe soon. You're right about the floors, they were both shot, but the supports are perfect. Rain damage? Anyway, there is no other rust anywhere else. Good to hear about the dash, I don't mind the wires, I plan to rebuild or replace everything. I'm selling a brand new '63 409 cubic inch Chevrolet big block, 425 horse dual quad W motor to finance this project. Can't wait to see that in an Impala.

Hans



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seattlejerry Silver Member Jerry B
Tacoma, WA, USA   USA
looked like a Cessna 152 to me

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Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
Hans, nice to see another Iris Blue Mk1. It all looks very familiar, right down to the replaced drivers door. You may discover some collision repair on the left rear quarter, usually goes along with a trashed door. Looks great! Have fun.


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pmaland2000 Paul Maland
Leduc, AB, Canada   CAN
1973 MG MGB "Bea"
Hans, the gas savings alone (425 hp 409 dual quad) should fund your project spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Gotta love that iris blue... nice project!

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stuntflyr Chris McMillin
Catalina, Foothills, USA   USA
Hans,
The jute/horsehair backing on the rubber mats retained moisture very well. My car was garaged for all but 6 mos of it's life and the floors were pretty thin in some areas by the time I got the surface rust off. Some was pretty crusty and deep. I peeled all of the glue, paint and jute off, tossed the mats and ran bare floors with Amco rubber mats for years before I redid the interior. A time bomb from the factory. Much like yours probably, very little structural rust just the floor thing. Looking good, what airport are you on?
Chris...

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Wrencher Hans Abplanalp
Davis, CA, USA   USA
Bill, I have the original door, it has bad damage where they all crack by the vent glass frame, other than that it's good. The door you see on the car (white) is cosmetically better, but all the guts are badly worn. The rest of the car is in amazing shape, never mind about the cheap metallic blue respray. Two small dents in the rear (not from the bumper) and that's it. Also, it has a replacement used LF fender that is in poor condition. I have another that I have replaced the lower section at the spot weld line, I only need to close a forward mirror hole and it's perfect. I'll pull the dash and windshield and install it this weekend.

I was lucky in that I got a whole shed full of used MG parts along with the car, very fortunate. Extra panels, floors, carbs, almost a complete engine in pieces, 3 transmissions, and so forth. A major score.

Hans



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Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
Wow, Hans that sounds great. I spent the better part of a year just eliminating rust and straightening wrinkles. Good for you, post lots of updates. I look forward to following your progress.


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