October 18, 2005 at 10:15 pm #232180
Where do I find manufacturer’s markings, ID plate or ??? on the car body? I spoke to a guy yesterday with what looked like a good deal on the outside, but he had no idea who made the kit. I am really looking for a BCW but need to know how I can positively identify one.
SlogramOctober 19, 2005 at 10:52 pm #236690Paul MossbergKeymaster
Classic Roadsters provided a serial number plate, which the manual said should be riveted to the front of the “firewall” on the driver’s side. Of course, it’s only going to be there if the builder of the car chose to rivet it in.
I do not know what the BCW or any other manufcturers did, if anything.
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)October 20, 2005 at 4:41 am #236691Michael PullenParticipant
Plowing old ground here, but Fiberfab has their logo embossed into the “firewall” on the passenger side, and it includes a serial number which is embossed as well. If you run into (if?) registration problems, and have purchased a Fiberfab product during a lapse in judgement, you can obtain an ID plate to your specs from their website.
I’ve got to ease up a little on Fiberfab; the company was huge in the kit car business. If it wasn’t that dog head idea, I’d have my Fiberfab emblem radiator cap rechromed and painted and use it just because the company has such a colorful history. If you’re interested a guy named Ponce who posts here was affiliated with Fiberfab and has put up some very interesting information about that history.
MichaelOctober 22, 2005 at 9:30 pm #236692
Thanx guys for the input. Every little bit helps while I’m searching. I wasn’t aware I was plowing old ground so I appreciate Michael’s reference to the history discussion. I’ve just finished reading all the comments — fascinating, as well as informative.
SlogramOctober 25, 2005 at 12:00 am #236693BrianParticipant
BCW’s id plates should be located in the trunk on the cowl (this
is the body piece underneath the windshield).
A few suggestions for identifying a BCW in a photo.
If the car you are looking at has suitcase type hinges on the
hood, it is not a BCW. BCW used a long stainless steel hinge
on the driverside similar to the original TD type hinge.
If it does not have a real spare tire, it is not a BCW.
BCW’s will only have original TD windshield components, tail
lights, and running lights. Take a look at Jerry’s car. Fyi, there
was another kit car company that used the same original MG
parts, but only in its top line model. BCW only used original
BCW did not use faux wire wheel hubcats, although owners
could have put them on themselves. BCW’s hubcats did have a
BCW on center emblem.
These are just a few key things to look at in any photo to see if it
is a BCW.
If in doubt feel free to contact me.
BCW #183November 11, 2005 at 11:55 pm #236694
Thanks guys, got this question solved.
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