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    Shane Jones


    Hello everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself. I’ve already learned

    LOTS of helpful tips from this forum. I recently bought my FiberFab MG at

    an auction. I’m the personal representative of an estate of a dear friend

    that passed away way too young, and before she was able to finish her

    MiGi project. She often spoke of her “MG replica”, how a couple different

    folks helped her work on it over the past few decades, and how she

    hoped to finish it in retirement. She worked many years for the State

    Farm Catastrophic Disaster Team and traveled a majority of the year,

    every year. Seemingly she never had time to work on her MG project. The

    car sat in one bay of her garage, untouched, for at least 10 years. It had a

    cover over it, so I’d never seen the car. A couple of weeks ago we had her

    estate sale. The auction company uncovered the car. It was riddled with

    mice nests, had 4 flat tires, the hood, seats, engine cover and bumpers

    had yet to be installed. For whatever reason, the night before the auction

    I decided I’d bid on the car. Long story short, or at least shorter, I

    purchased the car for $1K. The day after the sale I came back to the

    house with an overwhelming excitement to see just exactly what kind of

    lemon I’d bought. I ran out, purchased a new battery and a can of ether,

    came back and installed the battery, aired up the tires, put a dap of gas in

    the gas tank, gave the carburetor a shot of ether, turned it over and it

    fired right up. In less than 30 minutes the car went from a sad heap

    sitting inside the garage, to a pretty sharp looking car sitting on the


    Sorry for the LONG hello novel…but I’m quite excited about my new

    purchase. I don’t really have the time, or expertise to finish this project,

    but am confident I can find someone who can. My goal is to get the car to

    a point where I can apply for title and license. This will include installing

    seat belts, installing the seats, mounting the hood and engine covers,

    bumpers, etc. Once it’s road worthy and the legalities are taken care of

    with the State of MO, I’ll then focus on all the of little trinkets and fine

    tuning that I’ve been admiring in the photos of all the member’s MG’s.

    I look forward to enjoying many years with my MG and this forum.

    Thanks in advance for all your help.

    Shane Jones

    St. Louis, MO

    FiberFab MG on VW Chassis

    Paul Mossberg


    Welcome Shane!

    Very sorry about your friend. It a great tribute that you will keep her legacy alive by restoring her MG!

    You’ll find lots of help here!

    Please click the registry link in my signature and add your info to the registry thread!

    Paul Mossberg
    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)

    Larry Murphy


     Hi Shane, Welcome to the forum.

     Sometimes it seems that life’s circumstances cause two people’s paths to intersect  for reasons which we do understand ,but often it leads to someone’s dreams being carried forward even after their life here is over.Seems to be your priviledge to fullfill your friend’s dream.These cars are lots of fun under ordinary conditions but this one will be really special because of whose it was. Enjoy it and treasure the memories of the one who started it to begin with.

    edward ericson


    Welcome Shane. And welcome the long posts. I, for one, enjoy them.

    I know you’ll finish this car; it will be work, there will be setbacks, but it will be worth it. Good luck and have fun. We’ll back you up.

    Dan Rosa


      Shane ,,We are all glad you are going to complete a dream  . and are sad for your loss ,,but happy for a new beginning, for her dream and yours………………… Dan

    William J Collins


    Welcome Shane..Glad to read that one (MGTD Replica) was saved before

    Someone decided that it was junk and had a trash dealer come for it .

    Did you look around that garage for any parts that may belong to the car..

    An unassembled kit sure can fill a lot of boxes.And any parts missing will be

    a problem to find later . I sold my car and thought I had given the new owner

    all extras I had BUT I’m still finding some some stuff I had bought and

    planned on installing and never got around too and then forgot about . Thats

    the senility of old age setting in I suppose

    And just to add a plug –you being a new member of the TDREPLICA site

    (Also saved from the junkman) hows about a club BADGE for the front of the

    car. Shows you belong to an Elite group of MGTD owners..Picture of one in

    the “Our Store” page.

    Shane Jones


    To everyone….thanks for the welcome. And Bill, I’d love to buy a badge. Just

    tell me how to go about it. I couldn’t find the “Our Store” page, but I did see

    pictures of the badge on another post. Just let me know.

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