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  • #235481
    Philip
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    @flipmgtd

    The “complete” kit I purchase certainly was not.  Need the following if someone has some leftovers around their shop before I go to MGMagic

    Headlight brackets

    Badge bar

    Radiator shell neck and cap

    Door handles and all hardware

    Hood hinges and latches

    Mirrors

    Seats, carpet, upholstery

    Gas filler neck and cap

    Top and side curtains

    Thanks

    #262253
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Hey, Flip, sorry for your challenges. Your parts list should all be pretty easy to source though (with one possible exception), and so even though I don’t have any of the spares you need (or a Ford-based kit) I’m gonna jump in here anyway to make sure we’re clear. 

    Headlight brackets might be tricky or easy. At least one of our members made those for his car out of tubing. I believe he did it because he didn’t like the looks of the kit pieces, so he might have those. I believe that member was Gabor, and I hope he chimes in here. 
    Badge bar is entirely optional. You can buy a nice one from Moss for like $70 or make one from a towel rack or a piece of stainless tubing. Boat supply companies sell good brackets to mount them. I’d leave this until after the car is on the road and sorted.
    Radiator shell neck and cap is my big question. Do you mean to say you need the whole radiator shell? Because if so, that’s a tough find. Repros do not exist* and originals are getting hard to find in any kind of driver condition. If you need this part expect to spend $800 or more for a fair example on ebay. If by neck and cap you mean the false nose on which the MG logo mounts you’re in luck. Sort of. Moss Motors has the cap for like $75. I could swear they had the false nose recently but checking just now it’s N/A. I found it at Brown & Gammons for–ulp–$225 or so.
    Here’s an ebay one for $60 that might get it.
    Door handles and all hardware might be unique to your kit so I’d go to MG Magic, hat in hand for that. But if they can’t deliver the good news is that the parts are available from Moss, $60 for new outside handles.
    Hood hinges and latches are easy. They are hinges you can get anywhere. marine grade stuff is probably most durable. You could also modify the kit to make them invisible by grafting a piano hinge on one side and getting a remote release system from a junk car. Looks neater, imho, but more work. My car has dummy original hood releases in the correct location near the bottom of the hood on both sides (part #14 on the Moss link above), which make me happy, though few people even notice them. 
    Mirrors are really easy. Moss, again–#20, $20 each. Get the convex ones. If fender-mounted ones aren’t enough there are myriad aftermarket styles from which to choose. I’ve got motorcycle mirrors I got through JC Whitney mounted to the windshield brackets on my car. Your brackets are different but there are plenty of cheap and easy mirrors that will work.
    Seats, carpet upholstery so the kit seats are very primitive. If I were in your shoes I would be junk-yarding for solutions. Measure the tub across the area where the seat back is going, and look for a back seat from a sedan that will fit the space. Don’t worry about color–you can dye it or re-cover it. For seat bottoms, I’d go for modern buckets from a sporty car. With a Ford kit you should have the width you’ll need to fit several modern car seats. Bucket would be better for comfort and worse for authenticity. Carpet is easy. I bought for $100 a roll of black marine carpet from Home Depot. Any low cut pile will look OK. Loop is fancier than TDs ever had. 
    Gas filler neck and cap: DONE.
    Top and side curtains are to be got at a boat shop. You’re buying adjustable bimini top frames and hardware–which is cheap, and then canvas or vinyl for your top maker to get you fitted up. This should run you $300-$400, at most. Or, as you say, MG Magic might have NOS stuff for a little less.
    *correction: MG Magic lists one, limited availability, for $900.

    edsnova2014-11-26 20:22:27

    #262254
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Somewhere in my garage are the headlamp brackets…PM me an address and they’re yours.

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

    #262255
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Hood hinges and latches are all marine hardware. So is the badge bar ( grab handle).

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

    #262256
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    This original grill on ‘bay is looking cheap right now at $532 with less than an hour to go.

    #262257
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    The original grille will require alterations to the lower portions of the fenders. There will be a large gap across the front also. See the photos in the thread ” Gone and Done it”. If you can do the ‘glass work it’ll look good.

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

    #262258
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Grill shell sold for $595. Cheapest I’ve seen one in good shape go in years.

    #262259
    Philip
    Participant

    @flipmgtd

    Sorry it has taken me so long to respond.  My address is 704 Shipwatch Drive  Jacksonville Fl  32225.  I will pay you a fair price for the headlight brackets  Thanks

    On my original post regarding the fake chrome radiator cover, all I am missing is the radiator cap and mount.  Fortunately I have all of the remainder.

    Flip

    904 571 0026

    #262260
    Philip
    Participant

    @flipmgtd

    Many thanks for all the information.  Once I get these parts this baby will be ready for the road.  I have the grill shell only need the cap and mount.

    Flip

    #262261
    Toni McBain
    Participant

    @classic-lady

    I have radiator grill nose pieces for the MG TD if anyone needs one. I only have a few left. Moss no longer produces these. $150 or best offer. Thanks. CLASSIC-LADY2015-09-10 03:40:34

    #262262
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Please post a pic. Not all these kits take the same grille shell.

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

    #262263
    Toni McBain
    Participant

    @classic-lady

    I can’t figure out how to post a pic on here but search MG TD Radiator nose and mine will come up on eBay. I have one listed as an auction and the other one is just a buy now item for $149 OBO. My seller name is IntegrityInNorthDakota. Thanks.

    #262264
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    I searched your site and was unable to find any grille shells. You have posted several nose pieces that mount onto the grille shell, but that is all.

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

    #262265
    Johnny L. Baxter
    Participant

    @johnnyb

    Hello all, HELP.. I should have followed the assembly manual step by step… but I have gone back to try to catch with things ie do them in order. It appears that i did not get a battery box or I don’t know what it looks like. I look at the drawings in the FF assembly manual and it just confuses me. I sure could use some help by way of a picture or description of this guy. Thanks, JohnnyB

    #262266
    Royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Johnny, not to worry.  You could almost certainly make do with a marine battery box.  See West Marine or any number of other marine suppliers. 

    #262267
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    The battery box is a fiberglass tub that fits down into a cutout just in front of the gas tank cutout.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #262268
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Front engine Ford kit. Fiberglass piece that not only holds the battery but also fills the space below the cowl, finishing off the rear of the engine bay. Without that piece you will have to fasten a flat panel across the bottom of the cowl to cover that open space. Hint: leave an access door tor the pedal assembly. The battery you can place anywhere. If you choose to use the kit’s designed location, Roy may have the answer in mounting a marine box in that corner. Some older pickups had a battery tray that have large angle support brackets that might be able to be adapted. Be creative, you only see it with the hood up.

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

    #262269
    Johnny L. Baxter
    Participant

    @johnnyb

    Thanks for the quick help everyone. I’m leaning towards billnparts way at first look. The only problem is that my donor and fiberglas body parts are stored on our farm in AL about 50 miles from my “assembly” area. But this way I can think things through as I drive to and fro. Thanks again, JohnnyB

    #262270
    Rich Kallenberger
    Participant

    @kall

    Here’s what mine looks like after I moved the battery all the way forward to help the weight distribution a little. (VW kit)  Wrecking yard battery tray (as mentioned), a bit of drilling and a small brace or two.
    Don’t know how much it helped the weight distribution but it cleared the way for a more usefull underhood space.  A toolbox resides their now.

    Kall2015-09-24 16:49:09

    #262271
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Kall, his engine is up there.

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

    #262272
    Rich Kallenberger
    Participant

    @kall

    What a strange place to put his engine 😛

    #262273
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    https://tdreplica.com/Manuals/FiberFab/ford_manual_p1_P42.pdf

    This is the page from the assembly manual available on the left sidebar. It shows the part you need.
    This part also mounts the heater and the master cylinder.

    These are two pictures of my installation.


    Behind the master cylinder is the access panel for the pedal support.

    Hope this is helpful.

    PMOSSBERG2015-09-25 23:54:23

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

    #262274
    Johnny L. Baxter
    Participant

    @johnnyb

    Thanks billnparts, I have a copy (actually 3 copies) but their pics leave a bit to be desired. Hey Kall if you think that’s a strange place to keep my engine you should see where my wife keeps me!!

    JohnnyB

    #262275
    DonsMG
    Participant

    @donsmg

    Mine is a Ford FiberFab and I had to modify the “Battery Box” to make it fit on the firewall / peddle mount frame. I slit the horizontal surface of the “Battery Box” from the drivers side end almost to where the battery sits. I opened the gap more than an inch to make it fit and then filled the gap with fiberglass. The pictures show what the “Battery Box” looks like and the modification that was done.

    Don Loveless
    Ford Pinto Fiberfab
    Rochester, MI

    #262276
    DonsMG
    Participant

    @donsmg

    Second picture I ment to send. Picture of Battery Box before modification.

    Don Loveless
    Ford Pinto Fiberfab
    Rochester, MI

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