March 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm #232932chuck schmitParticipant
Mine is a fiberfab MiGi and I don’t know how to tell when it was manufactured The # on the firewall is 02022, does that mean anything? It has the pedals moved back (too far for my long legs) and the rod to the master cylinder.
The question I asked about the mounting of the radiator shell needs explanation. Looking from inside the trunk I could see the top of the front axel with 2 little nubs, like socket head bolts, sticking up through 2 matching holes in the inner fiberglass shell. there was about 1/4 inch clearance between the axel and the shell, but I could lift the whole front body up another 1/2 inch or push it down till it clunked on the axel. I was hearing a lot of clunking up front when I went over railroad tracks, so I put a 1/2 thick block in this space. The only thing holding up the very front of the body on my car is the steering box which has caused a starburst in the fiberglass (and probably some noise on bumps) I was just wondering if there was a missing part(like a rubber mount) The designers certaily couldn’t expect the entire front of the car to just dance around out there supported only by the vw floor pan about 1 foot to the rear, or could they??
This posting probably doesn’t belong under “suspension”but it is kinda related. I appreciate all the time you put into this forum. I never would have known how the front torsion bars worked without reading here. BTW my car rides pretty good with the short shocks and whatever bars are in those tubes. More travel would be nice, but I don’t bottom out anymore in normal driving.
Thanks AgainMarch 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm #240889Paul MossbergKeymaster
I moved your body question to a new thread. Hopefully this will get some attention from the FiberFab Migi owners in the forum.
Beyond that, I’m not going to be too much help. The Classic Roadsters Duchess body goes together much differently. Sorry!
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 31, 2010 at 6:32 am #240890Scott A ChynowethParticipant
Chuck;If I recall from the assembly manual,the front apron between the fenders is supposed to bolt to the front axle along with the front bumper brackets,and this is what is supposed to hold the front body.
My kit was never assembled when I bought it and shrinkage as the fiberglass aged cuased some mis-alignment in this area for me.My solution was a firewall/bulkhead over the napolean hat,to wich I fabbed steel bracing that bolts to the grill shell,the hood sides,and the fabbed bulkhead.Stiffens everthing up nicely.Look in my photo album I have a pic of the fabbed bulkhead,as well as one pic showing two tabs between the axle and the tie rods,these tabs are added mounting for the support bracing.
On a side note the 2 studs you speek of are theaded inside,part of the original body mounting on a vw,If you can drill holes through the fiberglass shell in line with the studs you can run a bolt in them to secure the frontend.I am not good with metric bolt sizing but I recall somthing between 5/16 and 3/8 but metric and I think a 1.25 thread.Hope this helps.
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