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  • #235144

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    Almost ready for the road ………..

    #260090

    royal
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    @royal

    Super clean and really, really nice.  

    #260091

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Good looking car!

     
    I see what appears to be a VW based TD kit in the background.
    Is that the next project?

    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)

    #260092

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    Next project is waiting in the wings …….. hope to use MGB power this time. Thanks for the comments!

    Jim

    #260093

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Wait–that’s not MGB power in this one? What is that–Midget?

    Anyway, very impressed.
    #260094

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    Engine , tranny & rear end are from 1971 MG Midget. Just had to build a frame. Midget engine is plenty to tool around the back roads here in central NC.

    MGB would be closer to the real TD engine. Learned a lot from this build ……. next one should be a lot quicker. By the way, I sold this car to a couple as a birthday present!

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Jim

    #260095

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    Thumbs Up

    #260096

    montie
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    @montie

    Beautiful!!!

    #260097

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    A few more pics!As before, MG Midget running works. Home made windshield frame. Triumph TR# hood hindges. TD gas tank & headlight brackets.

    #260098

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Very nice work!!!!

    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)

    #260099

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Looks awesome. You gonna put a spare tire on it too?

    #260100

    texag71
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    @texag71

    Beautiful dash, Jim. Did you finish it yourself? And what about door handles?

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #260101

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    No spare tire on this one …… AAA card firmly in wallet!

    #260102

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    Dash came with kit …….. this was an older (30) years ago kit …… “We don’t need no stinking door habdles on the out side” MGA’s didn’t have them ….. so I elected not to put then on. Keeps it looking smooth on the out side.

    #260103

    bgtrn
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    @bgtrn

    Hello, love the mg running gear.  Is the body for vw kit?  Midgets a Bs are unubody, what did it take to build a frame?  Thanks, Dennis  PS  I have enough B parts  to litteraly build 2 cars.  Need input on frame and what kit was used.

    #260104

    bgtrn
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    @bgtrn

    PPS… unibody!

    #260105

    secretagentcat
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    @secretagentcat

    Schweet ride! Must have been a fun project, cant wait to see your next one.

    #260106

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    Just used some 2″ x 3″ box tubing to build frame. Just looked at how original was built. You will have to extend a MG Midget 14″ to work on the TD body. mGB will have to extend 9″ to work. I have a TR6 in the shop now, so it will be a while on the nextTD!

    #260107

    montie
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    @montie

    Have you got a B to work with yet?  I just came across one last week for $1000.00.  Rebuilt motor runs and could be a daily driver.  Lots body rust in the rockers and, well everywhere.  It’s not advertised yet but I have the guys phone #, 

    #260108

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    Thanks for the offer, I already have a71 MGB to work from. I have friends that might be interested . I am in central NC, where is the car?

    Jim

    #260109

    montie
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    @montie

    Dayton Ohio

    #260110

    jsaunders
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    @jsaunders

    A bit far to go for a MGB …… here in the south , there seems to still be plenty around …… with “not so much rust”.

    Thanks,
    Jim

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