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  • #234418
    stg-inc
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    @stg-inc

    OK…  So I have this new project… Here are a few pictures of the day I brought her home and also a few of the interior bits and pcs.

     

    I will post more photos of the progress of the build.  I will start by removing the body and giving the chassis and engine the attention it rightfully deserves

     

    Also attached is a 40hp 6 volt angine I recently rebuilt for my 63 VW

     

    Enjoy, and stay tuned…..

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And here is the engine from my 63… This is what my plans are for this project!

     

     

    More to come…….

     
    #253322
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    As you can see from the above pictures, the P.O. did not follow any instructions, he just fitted parts together… Guess he could not read…  lol

    #253323
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    That engine is beautifully done!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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

    #253324
    gkesseru
    Participant

    @gkesseru

    I had to look twice to see anything obviously wrong. One thing I noticed is that the front edges of the bonnet sides look like they are straight up/down instead of slanted back about 7 degrees to match the lines on the radiator shroud. Also looks like the passenger door is not quite flush. I’m sure anyone that does meticulous work like that engine shows, can easily fix all those fine points. My kit, likewise, is really a sloppy fit and will require a lot of “adjustments”.
    Enjoy…..

    #253325
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    As you can obviously tell this is only being held together with a few nuts and bolts.  I removed the drivers side fender because it would have never made the trip home w/out falling off.

     

    I fear that I will have to fill a few mis-drilled holes after I start the “fit and finish”.  But a know a really good “glass man” who own a boat repair shop.  He also does top work, so the snaps should look perfect on the top and side curtains.

     

    Thanks for the complements on the engine… My wife says I have C.D.O.  (It’s the same as O.C.D. but put in the correct order)  I am quite the perfectionist.

     

    Here is a picture of the engine installed:  (I know this isn’t a VW site, but then again it is kinda Wink )

     

     
    #253326
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Alrighty then… Time to tap the well and see if I cal gleem any knowledge based experiance.. Confused

     

    I am trying to kill some time on a really cold day, and don’t want to run up my heat bill in the barn.  So… I brought a few things from the kit indoors to play around to see if there are some things I can do for prep work that won’t affect the building process, or make it go a little easier.

     

    Most all of the “extra” add-ons in this kit have some sort of “Addendum” instruction page associated with it.  Except for the seats and door cards.

     

    My instructions show the seats already assembled, and just show the installation into the car.  My kit has the seats “unassembled” completely.  (covers and precut foam)  However, I do not have the wood bases or wood back for either.  I do not have the wood/cardboard for the door cards either.

     

    Did anyone here have the kit arrive with the seats unassembled?  And if so, did the kit originally have plywood cutouts ready for assembly?  Or did they come with a template to cut your own?

     

    I know… lots of questions… I do tend to ramble…Ermm

     

    If there is a template out there, I’d sure like to get my hands on one and do this myself.  I could take it to an interior guy, but I’d prefer to do it myself to take ownership of the work, (and safe alot of $$$).

     

    Any help would be much appriciated! 

     

    Regards,  Doug
    #253327
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    AND… why do I get this message every time I post???

     

     

     

    Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error ‘80040e2f’

    Cannot insert the value NULL into column ‘Forum_ID’, table ‘devinew_forum.dbo.tblEmailNotify’; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.

    /forum2/new_post.asp, line 1401

    #253328
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Doug,

    My kit came unassembled like yours and did not have the wood bases OR foam. Click on the download manuals tab on the left and then click on agree. Then click on the Ford Pinto based TD part 2. From there go to pages 71 and 72 and you get the dimensions to cut the wood for the seat bases and seat back. All are 3/4-inch plywood.

    newkitman2012-12-12 14:16:50

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

    #253329
    gbidick
    Participant

    @gbidick

    I get the same message that you do, but the post works.

    #253330
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Thanks newkitman!  I looked there, but not at the Pinto based kit!

    #253331
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Perfect! I’m gonna use marine grade plywood.

    #253332
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Doug,

    The pattern for the seat bases appears to be 1/2-inch larger all around than the shape of the foam cushion. Do you have the dimensions of the foam that you could post? It would help me and the others building their TDs from the start.

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

    #253333
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    I will measure it now!

    #253334
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    OK, I do not have my camera here @ home, but here is a crude “paint document” with the dementions.  Obviously to get the other seat… you would flip it over and do a mirror… Wink

     

    Over all demension of foam 18 1/4 by 19 inches:   (The scribbled out corner does not exsit)

     

    STG-inc.2012-12-12 16:15:48

    #253335
    schu
    Participant

    @schu

     OK – if you are going to do this do yourself a huge favor and do a search on my fix and I think someone else did a seat fix to avoid DBS – ( dead butt syndrome ) that will happen to you if you sit on that plywood for more then 1/2 hour. Best fix I ever did on my car. I have pictures someplace on the thread as well. Good luck

    #253336
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    I suffered from DBS for quite a while riding to and from VA Beach on the stock seat setup last month.
    Shu’s seat fix is on my long list of things to do.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #253337
    Anonymous
    Inactive

      Instructioins for seat base is on page 71 of Pinto assembly manual. Directions call for tracing around foam cushion then scribing a line 1/2 ” in from the drawn line. inner line is cut line. Cushion should be 1/2 ” larger than plywood base. Instructions also call for 3/8 ” ply. 3/4″ ply would be stronger and hold screws better.

       Page 70 of same manual also has panel demensions for side panels. I would make cardboard pattern firsf to check fit.

       1/8″ Launa plywood from Big box store works well for the panel board. It is cheap and easy to work with. I would also make cardboard pattern to check fit. There are different demensions between kit manfactures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    #253338
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Here is schu’s seat cushion fix:

    https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/seat-fix/

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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

    #253339
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Sweet… There is always a way to make something better…  I’ll post up what I come up with!

    #253340
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    I think I’m going to get wood that is 3/8-inch thick. Two seat bases and two more pieces to fabricate the seat fix SCHU came up with. Let’s see…one 4’x8′ sheet would do the trick. Total wood thickness would end up 3/4-inch. Probably go with 3/4-inch thick wood for the seat back.

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

    #253341
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Alrighty then…

     

    With the increased cold, my time in the barn grows shorter until the thawing of spring time, save for the few days warm enough to use my tiny heater to keep my toes and fingertips from frostbite!

     

    As I dig further into this project, I am finding a few more things that have gone missing over the many years of being moved from place to place. 

     

    Since the body had been placed on the chassis, I assumed the “metalwork” had already been added to the chassis as well… My mistake!  Ouch

     

    Attached is the “Metal Box 44-0425-00” identification page.  I am missing the largest piece.  part number 44-0420-00  “TD VW Rear Main Bumper Bracket”.

     

    If there is anyone here who has not assembled their kit, could you please let me know.  I’d like to get the demensions and what size stock is used so I can fabricate one myself.  Pictures would also be very nice!  Wink  You can PM me and I will provide my email address! 

     

    Again, thanks for all the help with the questions so far!  I’m sure there will be more to follow!

     

    Regards, Doug

     

    STG-inc.2012-12-17 10:58:45

    #253342
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Doug,

    I have that piece (actually two pieces) at the house getting ready to install. I’ll take measurements and photos tomorrow and send PM them to you. With no shop and pouring rain today, it’ll be tomorrow aftrnoon before I can get to it.

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

    #253343
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    That would be AWESOME!!!

     

    Many thanks!  I will PM you my email address!

     

    Regards, Doug
    #253344
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    For all of you FaceBookers.  My project is this weeks “Featured Fan Ride” on JC Whitney’s Page.

     

    STG-inc.2012-12-19 08:56:50

    #253345
    jebarry
    Participant

    @jebarry

    Doug  I saw  this

    …looking   good  !
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