My MGB GT Project ... so it’s begins

  1. MG David Member

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    With the recessed grill the hard part to find is the strip that goes across the edge of the bonnet to complete the bright edge. Do you have one?
     
  2. HopefullySoon

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    No mate

    Definitely not got one , in fact I didn’t even know there was one to go on there

    Malc
     
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    I've gone straight back to the guy who sold me the grille ...

    I never knew that piece should be there ... Is it on the donor car ... Let's not be hasty blowing cash lol
     
  5. HopefullySoon

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    And for information

    Welsh mg centre ripped apart customers cars and parted them out when they came in for restoration , the court case was roughly 12/18 mths ago .

    That is the LAST place I would recommend

    Malc

    Edited to add : I believe it's been sold since to new owners .... But still leaves a bitter taste to me

    Double edited to add : if a mod wants to edit this feel free , buts it is infomation in the public domain
     
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  6. Nick67GT

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    Never saw that report concerning Welsh MG parting out customers cars. You learn something every day.

    Never actually purchased anything from them, just chatted about stuff they were advertising and general advice on MGBs.

    Seemed decent enough over the phone..........
     
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    As would I , if Intended to part yours ....
     
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    But no offence ment to the new owners

    We have had no dealings, but some shady bull dung went on .
     
  9. atomant48

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    Have you got any links? I’m interested. Pretty sure I bought some parts off them many years ago now I feel guilty if they were someone else’s.

    Sorry for thread drift.
     
  10. HopefullySoon

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    I’ve been looking for the link to it but I can’t find it , I saw it on the bbc news website.

    When I read it I turned to my good lady and said read this .... if that was my car in for restoration and this happened what do you think id do . (She knows me well )

    She read the article and replied ... you wouldn’t go to the police would you ?

    Malc
     
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    Work continues on the grille .

    After 2 coats of etch primer , 2 coats of normal primer , 2 coats of stone chip (black ) and two coats of satin black I’m here , it’s not perfect but I haven’t spent perfect money ....

    Damn sight better than where I started from

    Malc
     
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    The yellow/ red bits in the next pics are in primer .

    Just need to mask off and apply the top coat (BMW Bright red , same as the dials )

    My idea is forming ....
     
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    Grille is done

    Black was then masked up

    And then the red top coat applied (same colour I used for the dash/dial surrounds , BMW Bright Red)

    Waiting for the clips to fit the surround , then that's another bit finished and wrapped away for when needed

    Styling hue taken unashamedely from an original MK1 golf GTI grille . But works well I think on this

    I think that grill fitted from 70-72 is the most aggressive 'face' you can give it .

    Up against the grey I'm thinking of one and the Sebring styling one sould set the other off , well I hope lol

    Malc
     
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