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  • #234162

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    This thread contains a member submitted “features” list for the various manufacturers that might help potential buyers evaluate purchases.

    In the order they are posted, we have:

    Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW Based)

    British Coach Works Model 52 (VW Based)

    London Roadster (VW Based)

    Classic Motor Carriages (CMC) FIBERFAB TD Kits

    Modern Classic Corsair (VW Based)

    Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (Front Engine) (Ford engine, Chevette suspension)

    Allison Replicar’s LLC

    MP Lafer (VW Based, made in Brazil)

    Daytona Migi (VW)

    Prototype Research 52 MG TD Roadster (VW Based)

    Please make suggestions for additional criteria we might include.

    If you own an MG TD reproduction from a manufacturer not listed above, please compile this list for YOUR car’s manufacturer!

    PMOSSBERG2016-02-19 23:55:30

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #250685

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW Based)

    Windshields – Not a folding windshield. As an option, they sold covers for the sides of the frame to give them the look of a folding frame.

    Front grill – Reproduction MG TD grill and slats. On a VW, grill is still open so you “see through it”.

    Hood (Bonnet) – Opens from driver’s side, external hinges and clasps. Could easily be built to open from passenger side.

    Roof/Curtains –  Two hoop roof, single layer top and zip-on side curtains. Curtains have an additional zipper to allow access to toll booths and to attach the curtains after you are in the car.

    Dash – Walnut. Not “original style”.

    Dimensions – Approximately a half inch bigger in all major dimensions. Also has a small bump out in front of the rear fenders, over the rear torsion tubes.

    Seat – Bench seat bottom and back. Original has a one piece seat back and separate seats. Seats, door panels and side panels are vinyl.  Pretty standard low pile carpet on floor, center tunnel and storage behind seat. A nice little touch, the shifter cover is sewn into the carpet.

    Door Latches – Interior and Exterior – Reproduction originals

    Door Hinges – Reproduction originals

    Head Light Supports -Reproduction originals. (some kits use flat steel)

    Fender lights – Reproduction originals

    Tail Lights – VW. Rear fenders molded for the VW shape.

    Bumpers – Reproduction originals. Classic Roadsters also provided the correct front bumper, with the center hole for the crank start.

    Steering Column – Fully enclosed within the body, but exposed in the front trunk. I built an enclosure for the left side of the trunk to prevent luggage from interfering with the column.

    Spare Tire Mount – Steel bracket mounted under the engine cover, bolted to the z-bars supporting the engine cover.

    Engine Cover – Z-bars are hinged at the bottom, engine cover tilts back from the top, providing great access to the VW engine. Easily removable, only two bolts, if you need to remove it completely.

    License Plate Mount – Flat aluminum, not original style.

    Fuel Tank – Custom ten gallon tank shaped to fit front, right floor pan ahead of “firewall”. Allows for a sizable, flat floor trunk under the hood. Fuel filler runs through the grill and up to the “radiator cap” which makes for much fun when in a strange gas station!

    Wheel Covers – Classic Roadsters Ltd. provided wire wheel covers. I replaced them with chrome caps to look like TD caps. 

    Heat/Defroster – Stock VW heater boxes, and control. Heat comes out under the seat and is MORE than sufficient. Windshield defroster is an electric blower only. to circulate warm cockpit air. It will clear a foggy windshield, it will not de-ice.

    Weight – I believe about 1500 pounds.

    PMOSSBERG2015-03-02 18:23:26

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #250686

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    British Coach Works Model 52

    Windshields – Folding windshield standard. Frame similar to original with pins to attach hood (soft top), but is not interchangeable with original TD windscreen. Cowl brackets do interchange.

    Front grill – Reproduction MG TD (chrome over brass) grill and slats. On a VW, grill is backed by fiberglass. On the Chevette powered cars it is flow-through.

    Roof/Curtains –  Two hoop Bimini-style top frame with oak(?) front bow. Single layer top and zip on side curtains.

    Dash – Walnut wood with off-white fiberglass center cluster arranged similar to TD cluster. Classic Instruments gauges- 3.8-inch tach (7k rpm) and matching 85 mph speedo, fuel gauge and amps.

    Hood (Bonnet) – ON VW: opens from passenger side, hidden remote latch and hidden hinges. ON CHEV: “butterfly” opening similar to TF. BOTH: have ornamental TD latches low on the hood, near the fenders.

    Dimensions – Wheel base= 94.5 inches (half-inch longer than TD); Front track, 51.6 inches (TD=47 3/8); Rear Track: 53.3 inches (TD=50). Height is identical at 4’8″. Overall Length, 12’4″ (TD=12’1″) Width is 59 inches, (TD=58 5/8)

    Seat – Looks like original; covered in vinyl instead of leather. No seat back adjusters. No seat bottom adjusters but they do open to reveal  storage compartments. 

    Door Latches – Interior and Exterior – Reproduction originals

    Door Hinges – Reproduction originals

    Head Light Supports – cast aluminum and hollow to route wiring, as original.

    Fender lights – Reproduction originals

    Tail Lights – reproduction of original style with glass lenses as original. Fenders are molded to correct plinth shape.

    Bumpers – Reproduction originals

    Steering Column – Late VW on both VW and Chevy cars. Column is out proud of the body work in one spot on VW version.

    Spare Tire Mount – Hinged steel bracket on tubular frame, similar to original but wider-spaced. Spare swings away to reveal hinged engine cover which also swings horizontal. The engine bay (on VW version) seems smaller than other replicas and may preclude dual carb setup.

    License Plate Mount – Tubular steel bracket, similar to original.

    Wheel Covers
    – Dog-dish type (VW) hubcaps with Octagon “BCW” emblems. Both VW and Chevy versions use four-lug, 15 x 5(?) slotted VW wheels.

    Heat:  Stock VW type heat, supposed to use the channels along door (some use tunnel instead. No defrost or fan on the windshield. (As original).

    Fuel Tank – VW: original VW tank mounted high in luggage space, no exterior fuel filler. Approximately six cubic feet of luggage space under bonnet. False tank in rear looks close to original in size, has a decorative flip-top fuel filler. CHEV: small tank behind seats, fuel filler plumbed from TD location on false tank, which serves as a tiny “trunk.”

    Weight – VW: (advertised) 1575 lbs.

    More photos in my gallery.

    PMOSSBERG2015-02-22 13:40:35

    #250687

    larry-murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

    London Roadster

    Windshield: does not fold, no covers for ends of frame

    Grille: Custom made of what looks like chrome plated fiberglass,about 3” shorter than original MG

    Roof/ curtains: 2 hoop with zip in side curtains,windows over doors zip on 3 sides and fold inside leaving the curtain in place.

    Dash: Formica woodgrain with gas gauge to the left of speedo and tach

    Seat: Bench seat. Entire interior is covered in vinyl, carpet material on floor only.

    Door latches: not MG type

    Door hinges: Stainless much thinner material than MG

    Head lights: mounted directly to grille shell not on a bracket between fender and grille

    Fender lights: Reproduction MG

    Tail lights: VW, fenders molded to match oval shaped light

    Bumpers: Reproduction MG, most use a rear bumper on front and rear

    Steering column: VW shaft cover exposed about 10” near steering box

    Spare tire: Hidden metal mounting bracket attached over open hole in rear cover

    License plate mount: Flat aluminum bracket, reproduction MG light

    Heat: VW with outlets under
    each side of seat. Defogger – single round opening with grille in center
    of cowl, recirculated interior only, not connected to heater.

    Fuel tank: Custom square tank
    located low in fully carpeted space under front hood.approx 10
    gal.capacity. Filler pipe routed thru left side of hood near top of
    louvers with marine type filler cap

    My info says that all London Roadsters were factory built, most on VW
    pans. Some were built on custom built chassis with coil-over
    suspensions and four wheel disc brakes still using VW engines and
    transaxles. And some custom chassis cars have front discs/rear drums.

    London Roadsters purchased Daytona MiGi kits, assembled and sold them as completed cars.

    PMOSSBERG2015-03-02 09:10:32

    #250688

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Classic Motor Carriages (CMC) FIBERFAB

    Windshield: does not fold, no covers for ends of frame.

    Grille: Chrome plated Aluminum similar to original MG.

    Top/Side curtains: 2-hoop with zip in side curtains, top mounts to inner front side of area behind seats rather than on top of the body tub, windows over doors zip on 3 sides and snap on outside of door, with flap to reach outside of door.

    Dash: Wood with holes drilled for Speedometer, Tachometer, and gauges to right of tachometer with no added metal framework for gauges.

    Seat: Bucket style seat bottoms with single seat back. Entire interior is covered with carpet material.

    Door latches: Similar to MG type.

    Door hinges: Stainless and similar to MG type.

    Head lights: Mounted on a flat bracket between fender and grille.

    Fender lights: Reproduction MG.

    Tail lights: Similar to MG type with fenders molded to match shape of light.

    Bumpers: Reproduction MG, most use a rear bumper on front and rear.

    Steering column: Stock VW, steering shaft not exposed on exterior of car.

    Spare tire: Mounting bracket attached to spare tire fiberglass mount on engine cover. Requires cooling holes drilled to match VW wheel slots.

    License plate mount: ?L? shaped tube bracket, reproduction MG light.

    Heat: VW with outlets under each side of seat. Defroster ? dual defroster vents with grilles slightly left and right of center of cowl; re-circulates interior air only; not connected to heater.

    Fuel tank: Standard VW 10 gallon tank mounted in fuel tank box located at rear of front hood. Filler located on shortened fill pipe on early model tank or with remote filler located by owner/builder for late model tank.

    My info is that Classic Motor Carriages (CMC) bought out FiberFab and made some minor changes to FiberFab?s kit. Kits could be ordered VW based, Ford Pinto based, or Chevy Chevette based.

    Classic Motor Carriages picture from tdreplica.com TD Replica History page, only until Allen uploads his own!


    newkitman40756.9312962963

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #250689

    chc325
    Participant

    @chc325

    Modern Classic Corsair

    Windshield: Folds and top attaches with pin and thumbscrew

    Grille: Chrome plated Aluminum similar to original MG

    Roof/ curtains: 3-bow MG type top without side curtains (never installed).

    Dash: Fiberglass with wood finish gel coat, VDO Speedo, tach, oil temp, oil pressure, petrol, dynamo, windshield wiper, and lights

    Seat: single seat bench type top and bottom (vinyl, worn leather color with patina) Brown carpet floors with seat matching brown vinyl walls.

    Door latches: MG type

    Door hinges: Brass

    Head lights: Mounted on a round bracket between fender and grille

    Fender lights: MG (Made in England stamped)

    Tail lights: VW, fenders molded to match oval shaped light

    Bumpers: Reproduction MG

    Steering column: Stock VW, steering shaft not exposed on exterior of car

    Spare tire: attached to bracket attached to faux fuel tank (engine cover)

    License plate mount: standoff from chrome bracket used to attach and hinge faux tank (cover for VW motor)

    Heat: None (and not needed for West Texas)

    Fuel tank: 10 gallon molded fiberglass to fit behind the grill VW sender

    Body: Front and rear fenders are molded as part of the tub. Hood (bonnet) opens from right on one piano type hinge. 

    Engine: 74 VW 1600cc punched out to 1690cc

    Chassis: Only used VW frame tunnel no extra floors welded.  Body is molded with floors. 

    Other information: Bonnet uses cable type hidden latch with handle in front of passenger.  Engine side covers are not vented.  Floor under bonnet has exposed brake push shaft and steering column.

    Brake fluid reservoir inside above brake MC outside.  Has a Modern Classic emblem in place of the MG.  See pics in my gallery.  Trunk area (boot) is same carpet as floorboards. 

    PMOSSBERG2015-02-22 13:43:01

    #250690

    ringo
    Participant

    @ringo

    Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (Ford Based, Factory built Deluxe Model)

    Windshields – Not a folding windshield. Came with covers to replicate folding original.

    Front grill – Reproduction MG TD grill and slats. Functional

    Hood (Bonnet) – Opens from driver’s side, external hinges and clasps. Could easily be built to open from passenger side.

    Roof/Curtains –  Two hoop roof, single layer top and zip-on side curtains. Curtains have an additional zipper to allow access to toll booths and to attach the curtains after you are in the car.

    Dash – Walnut veneer over plywood. Not “original style”.

    Dimensions – Approximately a half inch bigger in all major dimensions. Also has a small bump out in front of the rear fenders, over the rear torsion tubes.

    Seat – Bench seat bottom and back. Original has a one piece seat back and separate seats. Seats, door panels and side panels are vinyl.  Pretty standard low pile carpet on floor, center tunnel and storage behind seat. Has a “hidden” compartment in area where original fuel tank would be.

    Door Latches – Interior and Exterior – Reproduction originals

    Door Hinges – Reproduction originals

    Head Light Supports -Reproduction originals. 

    Fender lights – Reproduction originals

    Tail Lights – VW. Rear fenders molded for the VW shape.

    Bumpers – Reproduction originals. Classic Roadsters also provided the correct front bumper, with the center hole for the crank start.

    Steering Column – GM column with GM wiring harness

    Spare Tire Mount – Steel brackets mounted to engine frame coming through a fourteen inch round hole in back panel.

    License Plate Mount – Flat aluminum, not original style.

    Fuel Tank –  Fifteen gallon tank mounted between frame rails with filler cap in original position.

    Wheel Covers – Deluxe model came with Dayton wire wheels.

    Heat/Defroster – Small blower mounted on firewall with outlet through heater core above transmission hump.  Has four defroster outlets and 3 speeds.

    Engine – 2.3 Liter “Lima”

    Transmission – Stock Ford 4 speed.

    Front and rear suspension – Stock Chevette with four corner coil springs, torque tube rear and panhard bar.

     

    PMOSSBERG2015-03-02 09:20:03

    #250691

    gunfighter
    Participant

    @gunfighter

    Allison Replicar’s LLC

    Windshield – Folding

    Front Grill – Polished SS

    Hood – Opens from Driver Side. External hinges and clasps

    Roof – 2 hoop single layer with side curtins

    Dash – Laminate original style

    Interior – Contoured Seat Back with Bucket Bottoms. Seats adjust forward and back and seat back adjusts also. Low Pile carpet with vinyl accents, Vinyl covered tunnel, vinyl covered door panels to match seats.

    Door Latches – Chrome reproduction originals inside and out.

    Door Hinges – Solid Brass reproduction originals

    Headlight Supports – Reproduction Originals

    Fender Lights – Lucas Originals

    Tail lights – Lucas Originals

    Bumpers – Reproduction Originals. Front bumper has center hole for crank start

    Steering column – Enclosed inside trunk.

    Spare Tire Mount – Steel bracket mounted inside engine deck lid.

    Engine Cover – Uses Marine Grade Stainless slip on hinges and latches. Opens from bottom up.

    Wheels – Real wire knock offs

    Weight – @ 1600#

    Fuel Tank – Custom Built 14 gal built into the body below the front trunk deck.

    Heater – Stock VW type with outlet ducts plumbed into the tunnel that open into the cockpit.

    According to the literature, the Allison was supposed to be a 1:1 scale version of the real thing. I am going to the All British Car Days show in Round Rock, Texas in September. I hope there will be some originals there to compare to

    PMOSSBERG2015-03-02 09:24:00

    #250692

    calafer
    Participant

    @calafer

    MP Lafer (VW Based, made in Brazil)

    MP Lafers for the U.S. market were sold as a complete car with the pre-assembled body manufactured in Brazil and mated to a U.S. registered used VW

    donor car. Assembly was done by MP Lafer authorized distributors.

    Windshield – Folding windshield specific to MP Lafer. Front vent windows need to be pulled out of doors prior to folding windshield. Modified VW

    windshield wipers with foot operated washer pump.

    Front Grille ? Chromed Plastic ? specific to MP Lafer as it is wider and shorter than original MG grille.

    Hood (Bonnet) – Opens from passenger side, hidden hinges and clasp. Clasp is released from inside the passenger compartment.

    Roof – Three hoop roof, single layer vinyl top with clear vinyl rear window .

    Side Glass – Three side glasses per side, front vent glass, door glass which can be partially lowered and small semicircular rear glass. All glasses

    are easily removed.

    Dash ? Wood veneered plywood with VDO gauges and lockable glove compartment.

    Interior ? Individual reclinable leather bucket seats with lap belts. Leather covered door panels. Roof folds behind seats and leather tonneau is

    available to cover folded roof if desired. Small center console between seats. Storage available under and also behind seats. Parking brake is oriented

    vertically and located in front of shifter.

    Door Latches – Interior and exterior latches are from early 1980?s VW Passat with locking capabilities.

    Door Hinges ? specific to MP Lafer. Doors are hinged at front as opposed to original MG’s as well as all other replicas which are hinged at rear.

    Head Lights ?Specific to MP Lafer, mount to side of plastic grille.

    Tail Lights ? U.S. models used standard late 1960?s and early 1970?s taillights. Brazilian Lafers use MGB type lenses with custom MP specific

    mounting bases.

    Bumpers ? Front bumper ? specific to MP Lafer. Rear bumper – std. VW bumper.

    Spare Tire ? Mounted vertically inside front hood (bonnet) area.

    Engine Cover ? Hinges at top of cover, hidden clasp is released from inside the passenger compartment.

    License Plate Mount ? Specific to MP Lafer.

    Fuel Tank – Ten gallon tank shaped to fit front, right floor pan ahead of “firewall”. Fuel filler located inside hood area.

    Wheels ? 15? x 6? Aluminum alloy wheels designed specifically for the MP Lafer using standard VW 4 bolt pattern.

    Heat/Defroster – Stock VW heater boxes, and control. Heat comes out at lower front of floor. Also has 2 defroster vents for windshield.

    Specifications:

    Length ? 153.9?

    Width ? 61.8?

    Height ? 53.1? (with top up)

    Ground clearance ? 7.1?

    Weight – 1,676 lbs.

    PMOSSBERG2015-03-02 09:24:44

    #250693

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Daytona MiGi (VW)(Daytona Automotive Fiberglass, Holly Hill, Fl)

    Windshield: does not fold, but rather large aluminum mounting brackets resemble original.  Top fits into forward facing groove. 

    Grille: The grille is shorter than original.  Chrome plated steel with chromed verticals.  Not vented. 

    Top/Side curtains: 2-hoop marine tubing with zip in side curtains, top mounts to the top of the body tub, windows over doors zip on 3 sides and snap on outside of door, with flap to reach outside of door.

    Dash: Wood with small MG shaped insert with holes drilled for gauges to right of tachometer with no added metal framework for gauges.  VDO Vision series gauges. No glove box.

    Seat: Vinyl single bench seat bottoms with single seat back.  Not adjustable.  Interior, except doors, is covered with carpet material.

    Door latches: Exterior is similar to MG type.  Interior is lever type. 

    Door hinges: Stainless steel and similar to MG type.

    Head lights: Mounted on radiator shell. 

    Fender lights: Reproduction MG.

    Tail lights: VW with fenders molded to match shape of light.

    Bumpers: Reproduction MG front and rear.

    Steering column: Stock VW, bottom of steering shaft exposed on exterior of car.

    Spare tire: Fake spare mount on engine cover. Real spare in forward bonnet on top of fuel tank. 

    License plate mount: ?L? shaped aluminum bracket, reproduction MG light.

    Heat: VW with outlets under each side of seat. Defroster ? single defroster vents with adjustable grille centered on cowl, just forward of rear mirror.  Re-circulates interior air only; not connected to heater.

    Fuel Tank:  10 gallon VW fuel tank sits longitudinally in bonnet forward. 

    Body:  Top hinged false fuel tank aft similar in size & shape to original.  Back apron and fake spare tire lift with the “tank”.  Two bumps, one on either side at the rear of the running boards cover the ends of the rear torsion bars.  Drivers side bump is slightly shorter than passenger side.  Bonnet hinged on passenger side.  Access to master cylinder bolts and brake pedal adjuster rod under the fuel tank in bonnet. 

    PMOSSBERG2015-02-22 13:45:26

    #250694

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Found something else different with the Fiberfab kits. The front fiberglass in front of the grill is part of each fender. Other models have a fiberglass insert in front of the grill between the fenders and bolts in place with four bolts. Not sure which manufacturer uses the insert in front of the grill between the fenders.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #250695

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Daytona MiGi has the separate fiberglass insert that you describe between the front fenders.  

    #250696

    kentt
    Participant

    @kentt

    Allen,

    That is true only for the the later FiberFab kits, like the one below.  Early FF kits used a single nose piece that included the fiberglass grill shell, and it bolted to each fender as you describe.


    PMOSSBERG2015-02-22 13:46:15

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #250697

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    What KentT says makes sense since early Fiberfab=Daytona MiGi

    #250698

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Classic Roadsters Duchess is one that has an insert between the front fenders.

     

    When I get a chance, I’ll take the comments from the recent posts and update the respective manufacturer posts.

    PMOSSBERG2013-04-17 11:55:58

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #250699

    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Paul, it may be interesting to include a Suspension breakdown in the listings above.   In my listing, Daytona MiGi suspension is stock ball joint IRS VW Beetle, front and rear.  Stock VW replacement 650×15″ tires. No front end ballast was added at the factory??  (This does not describe my car, rather it is how my car was when I got it.)

    #250700

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    All posts NOT related to the manufacturer comparison have been deleted.

     

    Just one example…you want to talk about folding windshields? Then please start a thread about folding windshields.

     

    A place for everything…and everything in it’s place.

     

    Thanks guys and gals.

     

     

     

    PMOSSBERG2013-06-19 11:36:47

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #250701

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Interesting comments on the FiberFab Migi and Migi II, copied from another thread.

     

    HappyJack wrote:

     

    I was talking the other day with some friends about my FF MIGI-II and the question came up about the differences between the MIGI and MIGI-II.  I emailed MG MAGIC and posed that question.  Here’s the response from Brad Anderson:

     

    The differences:

    The earlier cars had a fiberglass grill shell that was a one piece affair that incorporated the front splash panel as part of the piece. The metal grill was optional and could be fit over the fiberglass.

     

    Cars that had this grill had two major differences:

    1) The steering column exited the left side panel and was clearly visible then tucked under the left side of the splash panel.

    2) The front left fender was different and you have molds for all of the different parts.

     

    The later cars had a separate front splash panel and the front fender was elevated so the steering extension was not visible as it came through the side panel. The grill was a much simpler affair and the metal grill was standard. Thanks, BA

     

    KentT replied:

     

    I think the engine lid is slightly different also.  I know that I cannot get my engine lid to fit flush to both the body tub and the rear splash pan at the same time.  It looks more like an original TD’s gas tank, which did not fit flush to the splash pan either.  I think the shape of the engine lid on the Migi II may have been changed to close the gap between the rear of the engine lid and the splash pan.

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #250702

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Something new for this manufacturer’s comparison thread. The door space on the body tub. Most TDrs door overlaps the opening. BUT…there is at least one manufacturer where the door fits into a cutout in the body tub allowing the door to be flush with the body. I have a picture of one and I think its a BCW but not sure. So…the next time you go out to your TDr, check it out and post your finding saying which manufacturer you have and what the door opening is like. My CMC/Fiberfab door opening is not indented to allow the door to fit flush with the body.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #250703

    capnmike
    Participant

    @capnmike

    Paul, thanks for posting these comparisons. I think I’ve narrowed it down that mine is a CMC. There is a number (822399-6)stamped in the fiberglass. The front body panel is one piece, not split like some I see. The engine cover folds down for access and the bumpers have the hole for a crank.

    I am looking to buy a new top (two bow) and would like guidance from the forum. Am I better off going to a local top shop (lots of them here in sunny Orange County CA) or are there online sources that do a good job and are reliable.

    So far, your (the Forum) advice has been spot on and I am pleased that I have a safe drivable and fun car.

    Thanks, Mike Neben
    Irvine CA

    #250704

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    The flush door is on the Allison. Very slick, nicer, more aerodynamic–though incorrect compared to an original TD

    #250705

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Just bumping this post up.

    I bet a lot of our new members have never seen it.

    Sorry about the broken picture links. Given some time, we’ll get them fixed.

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #250706

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Ok, I was tired of it too.

    And restrictor plate racing is boring to me.

    So…the picture links in this thread are now fixed. YAY!

    Gold star for me if I say so myself. Star

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #250707

    dave-b
    Participant

    @dave-b

    Another useful bit of information might be what’s in the medallion at the top of the grill.  Some, if not most, copy the original “MG,” whereas others have unique labels, such as the “MP” in the MP Lafer.

    #250708

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Not a bad idea Dave…but you really can’t rely on that to ID a car.

    I’d bet many owners swap out the manufacturer’s grill badge for a reproduction MG badge.

    At least that’s what I did! 😉

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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