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  This topic is about my 1977 MG MGB
MickeyED Edgar LeBlanc
Mullins, SC, USA   USA
1958 Nash Metropolitan "Polly"
1977 MG MGB "Little Mighty Whitey"
I just my 1st MGB and would like to know. Can I drive it with the top down, or does it have to be removed? It is a new top and I donot want to ruin it.
Regards Ed

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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
You can drive with the top down. There are also top covers and tonneau covers which would cover up your top and frame if that made you feel better. It does look better with one or the other.


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ClayJ Silver Member Clay Johnston
Mt. Olive, MS, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB
Mickey,
If your 77 is stock with the Micholetti frame, the top can't be easily removed.

There is a proper folding technique,

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mgbanthony Platinum Member Anthony Henderson
Gananoque, ON, Canada   CAN
1962 MG MGB
1962 MG MGB
1970 MG MGB GT
1974 MG MGB
And follow the proper folding technique or you will tear holes in your top.

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MickeyED Edgar LeBlanc
Mullins, SC, USA   USA
1958 Nash Metropolitan "Polly"
1977 MG MGB "Little Mighty Whitey"
Thanks for the info, it's deeply appreciated!
Regards Ed

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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
Keep it clean, fold it properly, layba terry towel between the plastic rear window and folded top.
The video above is the proper (only) way to fold it



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BumbleB74 William Milholen
Tidewater, Tidewater VA, USA   USA
Invest in some quality cleaners and treatment for it also! I'm using 303 Aerospace on mine, well worth the cost. They also make a quality cleaner for the plastic windows that gives UV protection as well.

Edgar - most importantly....welcome to the fun! Hope you have some shop manuals to help you on your new fun journey!



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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
Welcome Edgar

As a new owner you should get your self a copy of the glove box Driver handbook. This publication contains all 'daily' information you will need to know about your car.
If you have one have a read, it is full of 'good stuff', if you do not purchase one..

Have fun

B



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ClayJ Silver Member Clay Johnston
Mt. Olive, MS, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB
Just an FYI, my Robins top came with a insert warning not to use any cleaner or other preparations on the top, just wash with a cloth, weak soap solution and rinse thoroughly with clear water. 12 years later and the top looks new.

Twice a year, I do use the plastic window polish on both sides of the rear windows to keep them pliable.

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mowog1 Gold Member Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, IL, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC "Vicky"
1972 MG MGB "Mallard"
1974 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "The V8"
1978 MG MGB "Maggie"    & more
From the Drivers' Handbook....



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