September 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm #233696CurtParticipant
Can anyone help me? Need a hood for a Classic Roadsters ford front engine 1952 MGTD. The orignial was lost by the transportation company.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks, Curt email@example.comFebruary 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm #246551Paul MossbergKeymaster
I saw this ad for TD replica parts.
Not sure if the hood will fit your Classic Roadsters, bu ti think it would be worth contacting the seller.
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)February 18, 2012 at 7:46 am #246552Scott A ChynowethParticipant
I would hold the transportation company liable for the lost hood.They have or are supposed to have insurance for things like thisFebruary 18, 2012 at 8:11 am #246553RoyalParticipant
Absolutely I ditto 1oldbuzz. I have moved many many times in my lifetime and the mover is liable in almost all instances. Don’t wait before filing, there may be a statute of limitations.February 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm #246554CurtParticipant
Found someone to make a hood for my Classic Roadsters MGTD here in north Phoenix. $1500.00
Got it back and on the car. The car is now running after 9 years but am having problems in Arizona getting a title for it.
The transportation company would not claim any liable for the lost hood. They said go head and sue us the lawsuit would have cost more than the hood.
Thanks for all the replies and once I can get it on the road i am sure i will have more questions.
Thanks CurtFebruary 26, 2012 at 9:13 am #246555edward ericsonParticipant
Wow. $1500! Glad you could get it done. But, man, if the hood on these things is worth $1500 then the whole kit ought to be about $10,000.
(Which it was, of course, 30 years ago) (Not adjusted for inflation).
Amazing then that more or less complete old kits are floating around on the Bay & Craigslist for a few hunnert.
Total business opportunity! Somehow. I guess. Maybe. Soon as I get fired from my job I’m gonna start sucking up those kits with my wife’s money.
I’ll call my shop “MG Tragic.”
As for titling and registration:
Few years back, AZ did not require an MSO to title a kit car. At least according to Car & Driver.
Here’s a page with updated rules and regs (downloads a pdf). Not sure if you’d be a “Historic vehicle” (“retains at least the basic original body style as manufactured twenty-five years or more before the date of the application.”) or a “Specially Constructed Vehicle.”
Either way, it should be doable–we’ve members there.
Good luck. You’ve earned it.
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