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  • #232288
    Wendy Wagner
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    @wendy

    My name is Wendy.  I just bought a 1980 Duchess Classic Roadster, a kit car for a 1953 MG-TD.  I am looking for parts such as a dash face, rear view mirror, side (front mounted) mirror, steering wheel, new top and side plastic windows, carpet kit.  I don’t know where to look for these things and who will give me the best price.  Can someone help me?

    #237042
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Hi Wendy,

    Welcome to the club!

    I have a Duchess also.

    I understand Classic Roadstes II still has some parts for our cars. I have not been in touch with them recently. But at least one other forum member has. You can try to call Don at 888-722-6272.

    You can get your fender mirrors from Moss Motors. I suggest the convex lenses for both sides. Moss Motors has them for only $14.50 each. Plus $2.00 for two pads.

    Go to http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/SearchResults.aspx?SearchText =mirror&WebCatalogID=9

    Clssis Roadsters may be able to make a top. They made one for me, form old patterns, but that was over ten years ago. If not, most folks I know have gone to a boat top place. They’re used to sewing canvas and vinyl roofs and curtains, with no liners, like our cars tpically have.

    MG Magic (a place in Florida, phone sales only) is another good source for parts for various TD replicas.

    MG Magic INC.

    5722 South Flamingo Rd.

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33330

    Phone:  954-680-2010

    Fax:  954-680-0122

     

    Good luck. And keep asking questions!

    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)

    #237043
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    Welcome aboard Wendy I also have a Duchess and just ordered the mirrors the other Paul was talking about they are nice…Keep posting questions so we can all learn more…

    #237044
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Wendy,

    You also asked about a dash rear-view mirror. The Duchess kit came with an original type TD mirror. I found it unusable as it did not provide much adjustment range. I replaced it with the type typically used in Cobra kits.

    One source is Shell Valley. It’s $20. You’ll find it here: (9th item down on the page) http://www.shellvalley.com/Store/products.asp?ID=Accessories &store=cobra

    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)

    #237045
    Keith True
    Participant

    @keith-true

    Wendy,I am not sure what part of the dash face you need,but MG Magic has the whole wooden dash in stock.(or they did) They sell the tops with the side curtains included.They are no longer making up carpet kits up though.He does have a few sets left in burgundy and red right now.I called him a week ago to order two carpet sets in tan or brown and was told they are done with carpets.The top sets are real nice and no boat shop around here will even look at those tops.

    #237046
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Wendy,

    For what it’s worth, two friends in NJ had tops made at boat shops.

    Where do you live?

    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)

    #237047
    Wendy Wagner
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    @wendy

    #237048
    Wendy Wagner
    Participant

    @wendy

    Thanks so much everybody.  Actually I have never been in a chat room before so this is pretty cool that I received so many responses.  They were all very helpful.  I never thought about a boat shop!  I have since taken it to a mechanic just to get a tune-up.  I was having trouble with my wipers.  He said I need another wiper motor.  I don’t know in these kits if it is a VW part or where to go to get one.  He said he could not find one.  Does anyone know what kind they are in the Duchess or what kind of vendor to look for them?  Having an old car of my own is pretty cool.  I’m really getting into all the fixin’ ups on it!  I live in Orlando, Florida

    #237049
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    Hey Wendy I just moved form Orlando, the Waterford Area alll my life, I to have a Duchess that I bought in Orlando and now live in North Ga. 30 Miles north of Atlanta, I am in Orlando all the time seeing family. My Brother likes to work on cars, he is retired on Lake conway and could help if needed, I believe the motor is the VW one and there is a great shop for VW’s by Hoffner and Orange I will get they name if you need it.

    Let me know I just can not think of it right now. but it has it all.

    #237050
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    By the way the other Paul is right I just got the rear view mirror form Moss it has a single mounting stem and I do not want to drill another hole and the Mirror I got is a little small for Moss.

    But if anyone needs one I have one for sale

    #237051
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Classic Roadsters Duchess used the VW wiper motor.

    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)

    #237052
    Wendy Wagner
    Participant

    @wendy

    Thanks again especially for the information for MG Magic for the tops. You guys have been a great help. 

    #237053
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Hey Wendy,

    Make sure they know you have a Classic Roadsters Duchess. each of these cars has their own quirks. And a top intended for a Migi or Fiberfab etc will probably not fit the Duchess.

    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)

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