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Yesterday 10:18 PM
37ford4dr doesn't look like 3 hrs of work but it was, tapped 3 fender bolt caged nuts, luckily I had drilled them to the correct diameter previously and then fought with the fender to pull it into the correct shape. it has to be close to the correct shape before I start cutting out the bad sections

it may not look like a big difference but it is

09-16-2014 05:46 PM
37ford4dr another hour tonight fixing the lower valance attaching strip to the drivers fender

maybe a little more time grinding and then we are done with this fender
09-15-2014 06:11 PM
37ford4dr about an hour tonight , this fender is coming to an end, maybe one more hour....

filling pin holes

these are the backers to stop burn through...copper wrapped sheet steel

09-15-2014 12:06 PM
37ford4dr I can see where a midget in camoflage would not be good thing.....
09-14-2014 07:20 PM
BuzzLOL .
. My '75 MG Midget is Ford Mustang Grabber Orange... at least that's what matches perfectly for touchup... it was originally British Racing Green... but it's so tiny I feel safer in it bright orange... it's more of an orange orange than the red-orange that MG used...
09-14-2014 03:54 PM
37ford4dr the final color will be Red very close to the original color, its the same color as the 1/4 scuttle

some more welding and grinding and fabricating

to put some tension to close the gap

getting closer

09-13-2014 07:46 PM
BuzzLOL . Well. that showed it who's boss... LOL

. Got a final finished color picked out?
09-13-2014 10:27 AM
37ford4dr well after much contemplation I said #$@% ^* and got out the grinder and a cutting wheel, after all its just metal

I am relieving the stretched metal so I can hammer form the fender back into shape, and make sure it lines up nice to the body lines, I am also folding over the crimped flange on the piece I made and tack welding the repair panel in place

09-01-2014 01:17 PM
37ford4dr just me and the dog today.....

prime the lip that gets crimped

spot weld

ok now to see who has the big koonas

this is the ring

I ran out of coolie cups and had to improvise

so it was a dogs day afternoon, I am not sure I will have any more time until I get back from the races

08-29-2014 05:06 PM
BuzzLOL .
. Actually, I like it...

. Maybe if MG had made the A a few more years Shelby would have chosen it to be The Cobra!

. The A was a classic design... the B was a Box...

. The wider track prolly really helps cornering...

. Yeah, the dash looks like Jr. High woodshop... or worse...

. Didn't notice the frenched in taillights... looks OK, but in a small car I want big a s s gaudy tail/brake lights for safety...

. I like the plain front air opening better than the gaudy MGA chrome grille...

. Notice the big"GG" emblem on the trunk?
08-29-2014 03:28 PM
zuffen I think he's turned that into a dog's breakfast.

Trying for the Cobra/Ace look (which the MG A always had) has taken away from the purity of the MG A lines.

The rear track with tyres (tires) hanging out of the fenders just looks silly.

Don't get me stared on the dash made from a 2x8 or the tail lights.

And yes the nose has been extended and given a Cobra snout.
08-29-2014 07:58 AM
BuzzLOL .
. This MGA seems to have been lowered and possibly widened in the rear... or maybe it's just the wider tire track width... and the front seems to be extended slightly past the original grille upper opening at 1:28... makes it look more like a Jaguar XK-E-type... by now, your eyes can prolly more accurately discern the slight differences from stock than mine...
08-28-2014 06:16 PM
37ford4dr another hour tonight

you can use the corner of the vise and a hammer to make a radiused lip

the one lap side is longer so it can get crimped over the shorter side

08-28-2014 01:11 PM
Originally Posted by cruzinTLT View Post

"Use the force, Luke!" Sorry, best type of encouragement I could come up with at the moment!
this what my other buddies came up with:

08-28-2014 07:44 AM
cruzinTLT now to the MGA part.... with doing this repair I kind of feel like Scrooge when he meets the last ghost " specter I fear you more then all the other specter's that came before"

so with this piece I will make it first and then do the cutting.....not that I am chicken or anything[/QUOTE]

"Use the force, Luke!" Sorry, best type of encouragement I could come up with at the moment!
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