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Yesterday 11:42 PM
boothboy Lots of praise and accolades have been passed on to other wonderful Craftsmen on this site, and rightfully so. But your build has been so thoroughly documented and presented so well that I personally want to thank you for all your hard work and educational information. Your build has taught me so much about braking large problems down to small fixes.

Well Done!!!

Mike Osher (BB)
Yesterday 09:37 PM
NEW INTERIORS Very nice. Keep up the great work..
Yesterday 09:29 PM
37ford4dr tomorrow nights work...inside the bubble wrap

and tonight's work trying to figure out the rear carpeting area

band clamp helped me see how it would fit

and that ring to contend with

i dont really know what i am doing but lets go for it

glue vinyl in place

you can see where all the vinyl comes through

almost like a ponzi scheme

the vinly gets glued to bulhead and then the inside tire cover vinyl gets glued to the first vinyl then the boot tire cover gets glued to that

then the ring gets put in place

then trimmed

but the tires are different sizes and dont protrude as much through the bulk head so some provisions have to me made and we add tails to the bottom of the inside tire cover so you can pull it tight as the tire goes in so the carpet doesnt get pushed through

I think some foam will be added to fill the radius up

just pushed in place

06-29-2016 11:58 AM
37ford4dr yeah that always the case.....windshield parts too are that size

I need to keep this momentum going.....

.I think I am going to install the rest of the interior panels it keeps them flat and out of the way and I can always take them out right before the chassis drop if I need to. first to flatten them out.....I did this last year also when I moved the boxes out side and it works pretty well.

I think what happened is the vinyl shrunk and pulled the fiber board out of shape

you would be surprised how warm stuff gets in black plastic in the sun and then we add compression to stretch every thing into compliance

06-28-2016 08:51 PM
BuzzLOL I have one oddball B/S socket I had to buy to fit something on the MG Midget... No SAE or Metric socket would fit...
06-28-2016 08:35 PM
37ford4dr excellent the car has BSF, whitworth and SAE stuff......the brakes, carbs, hydraulic can have the BSF and whitworth.....almost every thing else is SAE. the head studs are SAE NF

the vinyl is boat/automotive grade and the Glue is a landau top HHR (high heat applications) adhesive, we should be good to go on that account.

lets trim out the rear area and glue some stuff down...

i am not sure how the rear tire opening trim ring is suppose to look any body have any pictures how the fabric is wrapped around it inside the boot?

seems to me the battery tray carpet doesnt need to be fully glued since you have to be able to get at the DZUS fasteners and it gets stuck under the tire carpet.

i imagine since the tire doesnt protrude fully through the hole i may need to pad the carpet to get a nice tight fitting look.

holes punched for seat belt hardware

glue bulkhead piece

glue leading edge of battery tray cover carpet and vinyl

side panels

notched for the parcel shelf

original holes for the #4 screws, i thought i would have to go up to a number 6 but so far the holes are still "tight", the screws are loose and i am letting the trim panel get use to its new shape before i screw them down. you can see my panel hole marker, i am on my second thumb tack the first one was not very well made.

i think i will trim above the panel closest to the bulk head in either headliner material or grey vinyl so the red paint is not visible

06-27-2016 06:20 AM
Arns85GT Not having owned and MG hardtop, what occurs to me when I look at your rear window, is heat issues. That amount of curved glass might make that rear shelf pretty hot. Is the adhesive used for the carpet able to take heat?
06-26-2016 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
this build car is all original or close to it so its not getting many upgrades.

one of my last builds was a resto mod stingray, so this build is more of an original build....warts and all...

vacuum line done, i wonder if i can find an acorn nut to hold the vacuum line clip, i also think i can do better then a rubber vacuum tube at the carb end

I can appreciate that.
Your Acorn Nuts with Whitworth threads can be found on Ebay

06-26-2016 05:15 PM
37ford4dr and this week the carpet pieces came for behind the rear seat lets test fit the pieces and see what i have. my goal is to have the coupe interior trimmed out as much as i can before i put the body on the chassis

06-26-2016 04:50 PM
37ford4dr thanks
this build car is all original or close to it so its not getting many upgrades.

one of my last builds was a resto mod stingray, so this build is more of an original build....warts and all...

vacuum line done, i wonder if i can find an acorn nut to hold the vacuum line clip, i also think i can do better then a rubber vacuum tube at the carb end

06-26-2016 11:35 AM
boothboy A truly lovely build. I have a un-touched '61 Mark l Midget sitting outside the shop with problem with the registration. It may have to go for a parts car.My bad.

A question though. Why didn't you upgrade the ignition system to something more reliable? Electronic dist and such. One only has to think as Lucas as the electrical people with a sense of humor to reconsider upgrading.

06-26-2016 11:05 AM
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Definitely a "Ah S**t" moment.


it has been removed from my memory and replaced with a better day

move on to install rebuilt distributor

one of the reasons for the rebuild that and a dead vacuum cannister

back from Jeff Schemmel Advanced distributor

a thing of beauty

i thought i painted these before but i guess not

now to let it cool and i will put in the vacuum line
06-25-2016 08:22 PM
Originally Posted by 37ford4dr View Post
10:34pm......we are just going to pretend it never happened

Definitely a "Ah S**t" moment.

06-25-2016 07:17 PM
37ford4dr DONE

took a 5 hour break and then just kept using my thumb on the seal to press it by the time my son got home just the inside middle section top was left. he used a popsicle stick in front of my pull and his hand on the seal behind the pull. 10 Minutes later we were done all told maybe 2 hours of work.

06-25-2016 11:33 AM
37ford4dr yeah the old seal was like cement...rock hard i should have known better

oh well it was just about 6-8 hours or time all told and about $240 for new glass and seal. live and learn

wow a nice new fresh gasket makes all the was like night and day soft and pliable a joy to work with.

NO HAMMERS TODAY... repeat as necessary....but no hammers!!!!!

clean glass

maybe 15 minutes

mark bottom and center

some tension

the window just wasn't centered perfectly the first time...perhaps i didn't do the string pull evenly and pulled it to the right so out it came back to the table and re pack the rope and reinstall

this time it was perfect

and still need to do the top but i my son has tests to study for so we will pick it up later, its gone too well to push it alone

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