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  • #307131
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Hi Guys

    Loaned Annie out to a local wedding yesterday. Unfortunately there were a few issues on her return. The ones I really need advice on are..

    There now exists “stress fractures” at the top of both doors, probably caused by the doors being opened too far etc.

    What would be the best way of repairing these fractures?

    Also If anyone knows what color of red my car is (Fiberfab?) that would be great!

    . I also noticed that one of my “plastic” spokes on my spare wheel has been broken. I figure I should just glue it. Any suggestions?

    Thx

    Dan

    IF I could work out how to attach photos, I would do it.

     

     

    #307132
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Instructions on photo upload from the great Ed Ericson…

     

    First you go to your own thing. Upper right corner it should say something like “Howdy, Happy Jack.” Click on that and you get a drop-down menu. At the bottom it says “media.” Hover over that with your curser and you should see another drop-down menu with “albums,” “photos” “videos.” Click on “photos.”

    That should bring you to a new page. If you have previously uploaded pictures, you will see some of them. Under “All Photos” near the top left of the page you will see “options” and “upload.”

    Click on “upload.”

    That opens another drop down box. You can actually drag and drop pictures into this from a folder on your computer screen, or you can navigate to the folder on your computer with the pics. Double click on them and the upload begins. You should see them appear in your photo album.

    To get one into a post you have to click on it.

    It should open up big. Then RIGHT-click on it, and you should see a box open up on it with options like “copy,” “save image as,” etc. Click on “copy image address.”

    Now close the pic and find your way back to the post you want to put this photo in. (I often use two browser windows for this, keeping the “new post” box open in a separate tab or window).

    (Hang on, we’re getting close now)</span></span></span>

    Above the window where you want to make the picture go, there’s a line of little symbols. The second from the left is like a jagged little mountain with a little moon over it. That’s your “insert pic” button. Click it.

    That opens a new box with a prompt that says “Source.” PASTE (control or command V) the “image address” you copied about six steps ago. Then press OK.

    The photo should appear now as if by high-tech magic. So simple even a computer science Ph.D. could do it, sometimes, maybe, if he’d had enough Red B

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by billnparts.

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

    #307134
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Thanks Bill

    I’m on it. Hopefully, I’ll post pictures today.

    I realize that without pictures the question of what color my car is becomes a great pandemic quiz.

    The car is sort of a fire engine red and I know that only the original builder who painted it would know the color for sure.

    Cheers

    Dan

     

    #307138
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    #307139
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    #307140
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    #307141
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Dang. Someone was less than gentle with this, looks like.

    I would unbolt those doors and take the interior panels off, then clean and rough the glass inside the void and reglass from that side. After that I would Dremel the cracks and fill those grooves from the outside with either Kitty Hair or (better) UPol Fibral, which is the best version of kitty hair fiberglass filler I’ve yet found.

    After filling I’d sand around it with 80 then go back over it with regular body filler. Sand and smooth that a few times with 120-150-180-220 and go to a high-build primer

    Find a paint shop to match that paint and put a quart in a couple spray cans for you, or bring them the door and have ’em shoot it.

    #307142
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Thanks Edward. Great advice.

    Any ideas on what to use to glue the spoke back together?

    #307151
    Angel
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    @angel

    You can use Gorilla glue or two part epoxy

    #307152
    Angel
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    @angel

    not for the door sorry…for the plastic spoke

    #307153
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Thx Angel.

    I think I’ll try Gorilla glue (less chance of making a mess) 🙂

    #307155
    Mark Radzin
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    @marco_lardo

    For the spoke, I would choose the two part epoxy as Gorilla Glue tends to expand as it cures. Probably not an issue for something like this, but I find epoxy easier to work with.

    #307214
    Bill
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    @trikeman72

    I have a pair of doors I’d let go if ya needed them whatever’s fair for price plus shipping from 85361 in Arizona

    #307216
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Thanks for the offer Bill. I’m going to try Erics suggestion first and see how that goes.

    #307234
    John Cable
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    @jayp

    I am a new member and I cannot find a convenient way to post anything so I found something that was close to my dashboard handle question.

     

     

     

    TeWhere do you get that nice chrome dashboard handle that is a pic on website

     

    The one I got from Stoddard is only for the Porsche Speedster which I have a replica out here in Arizona

    #307235
    John Cable
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    @jayp

    I am a new member and I cannot find a convenient way to post anything so I found something that was close to my dashboard handle question.

     

     

     

    Where do you buy that nice chrome dashboard handle that is a pic on website with MG ON IT

     

    The one I got from Stoddard is only for the Porsche Speedster which I have a replica out here in Arizona

    #307236
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Hi John

    Not quiet the right place to post but to answer your question, Moss motors do a MG handle and MG Magic do a handle without the logo.

    Welcome aboard

    dan

     

    #307237
    John Cable
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    @jayp

    Where do I post question   SOC   SPEEDSTER’s owners group  is a bit friendlier

     

     

    #307238
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    Hi John

    Once you have logged in. go to the forums, general discussion. BEFORE you select a posted message, there should be a txt box open at the bottom of the page (only appears if you are logged in). Here you can post your message with your own title.

    hope this helps

    dan

     

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