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  • #253371
    rockyx
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    @rockyx

    Ahhhh….memories  🙂

    There is light at the end of the tunnel.  The tunnel is 3 times longer than you thought and the toll to get through will bust your budget…but there is light.

    #253372
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Careful, sometimes that light is an oncoming train…

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

    #253373
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Ah… Schucks… This ain’t my 1st rodeo fellas.  😉

     
    When I get in over my head I just holler for the wife…  Always a good idea whenever I want to be called an idiot!  lol
    #253374
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    We married guys know that all we’re good for is vehicle care and lawn maintenance. Well…vehicle care anyway.  LOL

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

    #253375
    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    I think that Doug must be married to my wife.  

    #253376
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Body removed!

     
     
    #253377
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Wow. How tough was that? Was she glued on with caulk? Bolts? Rivets? Both?

    #253378
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    If I had brought her home on an open trailer… the body would have fallen off with the first 50 miles!!!

     
    no bolts, glue, caulk, gaskets… anything.  lol
    #253379
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Ah–much easier than mine will be–if I ever do it. Of course, that also means that all the PITA fitting adjustments to make the body fit the pan are still to be done. 

    #253380
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Tore down the brake system last night.  I figured since I’m in there, might as well do the “full monty”!

     
    New master cylinder, lines, hoses, wheel cylinders, shoes, turn the drums, etc.
     
    Also thought I’d do a suspension make-over as long as I’m so close to the ground anyways…  New seals,roller bearings, shocks, torsion bar, ends, etc.
     
    This just might be a little more costly than I had hoped…  Censored
    #253381
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    I’m making a small order list of items I will be needing when I start putting this baby together…

     
    Does anyone have… or could anyone take a picture of what the cowl strip looks like?  (the rubber strip that goes along the cowl from front fender over the hood and across to the other fender)…
     
    I know I can get one from MG Magic, but I didn’t know if it might just be something I could get locally…
     
    I also need a back up light as well……  😕
     
    Thanks!
     
    Doug
    #253382
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Standard VW reverse light works well.

     

    For the cowl strip it sounds by your description to be the welting that runs between the fenders and the body. The cowl strip I believe is the strip that runs along the center of the hood.

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

    #253383
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Hi Allen,

     
    The rubber strip that runs from fender to fender across the hood (in front of the wind screen)
     
    Thanks!
     
    #253384
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    You must have a London Roadster. All I have that runs along the hod from fender to fender stops at the top of the side cowls. Nothing runs down to the fenders.

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

    #253385
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    I think it should be fender welt at 1/4 (?) inch–same stuff as on the fenders-to-body joint.

    Mine is riveted (and painted). The rivets are close where it turns the corners.
    edsnova2013-02-11 13:34:47

    #253386
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    I’ll check my book…. I’m sure that any place fiberglass is touching, You’d want something there to keep the noise down.

     

    My parts photo show a pretty large roll of rubber strip listed as “cowl strip”.  Much different than the 25 foot roll of vynal welting.

     

    Stay tuned…
    #253387
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Me thinks we are not getting a clear picture of the question.

     

    Are you talking about the leading edge of the cowl? That indented portion of the cowl where the rear edge of the hood will lay when closed?

     

    That area will be covered by the same fender welting used on the rest of the car. 

     

    How it is secured will vary depending on the design of the various fiberglass body pieces from the different manufacturers.

     

    On my Duchess, the cowl welting wraps around under the cowl and is secured between the cowl and the tops of the passenger compartment side panels.

     

    On your car, it appears as tho one strip of welting will wrap around from running board/fender, across the top of the cowl, down to the other rb/fender. It will be secured by the front side panels.

     

     

    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)

    #253388
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Who produced your kit?

    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)

    #253389
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Not the exact model, but I have one lamp, similar to this, mounted in the center, on the rear valance fiberglass:

     

     

    You won’t need to use the bracket. But you will need to separately ground the lamp.

     

    You can just see it peaking out from behind the rear bumper:

     

     

    PMOSSBERG2013-02-11 16:15:38

    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)

    #253390
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    OK… So I thought I was going bonkers about the cowling strip… I remember vividly putting these in place back in the 80’s…

    newkitman posted a link in an unrelated post…
     
     
    Several of the pictures show a black strip between the side cowling and the body…
     
    This is the rubber cowling strip I am talking about…
     
    Here is one I built back in 1982 showing the same black rubber cowling strip:
     
     
    I know that my instructions do not call for this strip, but I know it should be there.  (and it is in the parts list as well)…
     
    Thoughts?
     
     

    STG-inc.2013-02-22 13:57:02

    #253391
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    I often thought there should be something at the trailing edge of the hood. I never considered welting at the rear of the side panels. It might give the look of a movable panel. I’ll maybe assemble it both ways and see.

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

    #253392
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    I guess I was misled by the term “cowling”.

    To me, and the old Brits, the “cowl” is the part crossing the car, under the windshield.

    I get it now you are talking about the side panels (i.e.: the sides of the engine compartment on a front engine, and trunk sides for us VW guys), right?

    My Duchess has welting between the side panels and the piece that forms the sides of the passenger compartment.

    Anywhere fiberglass meets, Classic Roadsters Ltd. called for welting to be used.

    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)

    #253393
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    I was just calling it a cowl strip because that is how it is refered to in all the manuals I have.  There is also a picture in the Downloadable MiGi II manual.

     

    Sorry for the confusion..  😉
    #253394
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    No big.

    Bottom line, now that we know the situation, I believe there should be welting between those two parts.

    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)

    #253395
    stg-inc
    Participant

    @stg-inc

    Got the access holes welded closed yesterday.

     
     
     
     
     
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