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Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #642144
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That does look nice on the computer screen, thanks for the tip. I think I will spend the weekend walking along the car yards and see what I can see.

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Just as a supplement, I found this article interesting and I had posted it here in the Welcome Forum a year ago. Basically, it is about getting good results for a BRG on the basis of modern water-based paints

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/paint/pt150f1.htm

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/paint/pt150f3.htm

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/paint/pt150f4.htm


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Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #642167
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Originally Posted by ChrisConvertible
found the car for sale at http://www.my105.com/mobi/ListingDetails/p/2/cid/518/id/20363 so while I doubt the workshop paid that for it I do really expect they plan on selling the engine etc. to recover some of the costs purchasing the donor car.


Those seats look like they are going to need a good bit of articulation to get in and out of!


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Originally Posted by Heinz
Just as a supplement, I found this article interesting and I had posted it here in the Welcome Forum a year ago. Basically, it is about getting good results for a BRG on the basis of modern water-based paints

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/paint/pt150f1.htm

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/paint/pt150f3.htm

https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/paint/pt150f4.htm


Thanks, I found that article a couple of years ago but forgot about it so thanks for bringing it back up, I will definitely get a sample painted up with his final result as that car looks good. Maybe another piece with that on one side and the BMW Boston green. Still not 100% sure if a metallic sparkle would look good on a MGB or not. It looks good on the couple of Morgans I have seen and I guess both are classic looking bodies with more curves and chrome bits than the typical new car.

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Those seats look like they are going to need a good bit of articulation to get in and out of!


Yes, I have no idea how he got in and out with the hardtop on. Seeing those seats I can understand why the workshop put some other seats in just for me to have a drive and get the car registered.

Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #644412
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Update - the car left today to be stripped and start its journey towards something else. I had it fully registered for two weekends which was heaps of fun, I did 425 miles all up (680km) and took 10 family and friends for rides in it. All agreed it is a great fun car but all had a headache within half an hour from the petrol smells and noise and are looking forward to another ride when it is hopefully less smelly and a lot quieter. No idea how the previous owner raced it without getting a headache but looking at the receipts they only did 2,600 miles in the last 7 years so it was not used very often.

I had fun going on nice country roads near here but glad to see it go as I had a bad headache after each weekend from it. Plus looking forward to seeing the car progress along its journey. I expect the next time I see the car it will be a stripped out shell.

Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #644477
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I found with the Plus 4 that a good quality catalyser helps to reduce the smell, so I assume some of the noxious fumes, that come back into the cockpit when the hood is down.


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Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #654919
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Thanks Peter, he said he fits a good quality catalyser so hopefully will be a lot nicer with a modern engine.

Update.

The car is striped and off to the media blasters. I asked whether he does acid dipping or blasting and he said he gets the body blasted as acid can get into places you just can't wash it out of and it causes issues later on, but smaller items like the front guards he gets dipped.

The guy told me the car was originally white, they found the original grey primer that MG used, white paint like the factory, a red paint that he thinks is was done in the 1980’s and then the current red probably done about 5 years ago. Sometime hopefully soon it will be green. He also said the body looks like it has no rust at all with no dents anywhere, even underneath once the tar was all scraped off the floors have no dings. Hopefully it looks just as good once the paint is removed.

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Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #654986
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I do have more photos of the car being stripped but I feel photos of the car being built is going to be more interesting to most people. However while looking thought my photos I couldn't resist posting these two. I visited my son and took for for a nice (apart from the headache for the noise) country drive the day before the car was taken away, I was cuddling my grand daughter and remembered I needed to get someone from the boot, went out to get it and found unlike the Abingdon MGB with shocks a stock MGB boot is pretty hard to open holding a baby so put her on the passenger seat and she had a ball walking around in the car, this is at about 10 1/2 months old so she is walking a lot earlier than her dad did.

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Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #654988
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Great photos Chris. A petrolhead in the making I think! smile


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Re: Modern Classic Cars Frontline Abingdon Edition [Re: ChrisConvertible] #654993
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Lovely photos. Our 4 kids still have not done the deed. You must be very proud.


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