March 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm #234038
I know it’s not a kit car but a diffrent look at our TD,s and what is possible.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1951-MG-TD-Mark-II-RAT-ROD-Street-Rod-/320861164289?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4ab4d0d301
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48March 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm #249711Paul MossbergKeymaster
Nice.There is a wicked Yellow TD Street Rod running around northern NJ. I’ve seen it at a few car shows. Not a rat rod like this one. But a more finished street rod.Frankly, I’d rather see someone take a fiberglass replica body and “rod” it, than chop up an original. But I feel that way about most, if not all, street rods.I love the artistry and engineering behind a well crafted street rod. But if the steel car was salvageable, I’d rather see it restored.
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)March 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm #249712
This guy claims in the ad that he didn’t know what he had when he started the project. He apologizes to all purists & etc.
Looks like he did a clean job with it.March 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm #249713
i’m betting before the end of the auction it goes for 10,000+.Mark (MGLONDONROADSTER)maybe you should by this one .TWICE THE FUN
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48March 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm #249714Bill GouldParticipant
Is that an old Army canteen hanging off the front end?
1981 Lafer TI
1600 cc Type 1 engineMarch 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm #249715
Bill Yes he is using it as a overflow for the radiator.
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48March 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm #249716MarkParticipant
Thanks for thinking of me, but I wasn’t overly pleased with the cut out in my hot rod fenders that I have now. The only cars I’ve had with no engine hood were model cars I glued together (with an open window, thanks, Mom). I’m getting used to the look now, but secretly wish it was a real sleeper.March 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm #249717
Those side panels are almost flat, no? I’m thinking a good metal man could make a pair out of aluminum. Get ’em louvered as original. Attach them with four of those quarter-turn aircraft fasteners.
Still won’t be a “sleeper” though….
edsnova2012-03-09 22:25:26March 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm #249718john barryParticipant
looks like something outa of” Road Warriors “March 10, 2012 at 7:41 am #249719
Bidding ends tomorrow. Currently at $6500.
BTW, as rad as this one is, I like Mark’s better, and not just because it’s a replica, and a chebby…
I think the original dash layout on these cars is too nice and should not be substantially messed with. The inset dash on this rod, though well-executed, violates that principle.
Something feels wrong to me, also, about the 10-inch MT’s out back. On the one hand, that’s what she oughtta have to set the power down. On the other hand, with the fenders made for 5-inch tires, the end result looks too much like too many cars in my high school parking lot, circa 1981. Stretching the fenders would have made it worse, no doubt. So narrowing the axle and tubbing the chassis might have been the way–though that technique came about later, I think.
Best idea would’ve been a set of narrow–7-inch, say–cheater slicks. Still business-like but more period correct. Black walls, please.
The steering wheel has got to go. Assuming the stock unit was toast, this “sprint car” four-spoke would make it right. Stock seats are good but WWII bomber seats–or something that could pass for them–would be oh so much better. Here’s your seat belts.
Stuff like that stands out as wrong because so much of the detailing on this car is spot-on. The timing tags on the firewall (if that’s what they are), the painted headlight buckets, those perfect lake pipe headers . . . It looks absolutely at home out on the flats.
It’s a steller little beast that appears to need only a couple minor corrections to make it totally credible. Not to mention magazine-worthy.
Still, purists won’t touch it. Money guys who like shiny cars won’t touch it (not enough shiny). And I think the guy who lusts after this car, and who deserves to have it, is in no position to bid anything like $10k for it.
We shall see.March 10, 2012 at 9:55 am #249720Robert J.SmithParticipant
I’ll say 8500 takes it. It would be a fun rod to have tho.March 10, 2012 at 9:58 am #249721john barryParticipant
I Like the original MG TD ..I have to say Hot Rods don’t do much for me ..IMHOTwo for the Road is fun movie to watch up to the fire. especially since my Island girl is the same color ! I love the older movies …They don’t make movies like that any more and Audrey Hepburn is beautiful !
jebarry 2012-03-10 12:45:15
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