October 9, 2005 at 7:53 pm #232177
I picked up a old TD on a 71 vw frame. I’m need of some parts tail lights, bumpers, door handle assemblies Front turn lamp lens 2 ea. and windsheild. Car has been sitting for some years and it was vandalisted (all the glass and lens busted out and bumpers kicked in). But I got it running. any one who knows where I can get these parts please let me know.
Also the body is dull and the gelcoat worn in some areas any ideas on how to fix that?
HobbyjimOctober 14, 2005 at 9:51 pm #236674BrianParticipant
What type of TD replica do you have Jim? Fiberfab, Classic
Roadster, British Coach Works, etc.????????
BrianOctober 15, 2005 at 10:00 am #236675
My replica is a Fiberfab, the Taillight/stop socket is football in shape, I need to replace them with something atleast similar. i need to find a source for the parts.
FrankOctober 15, 2005 at 6:40 pm #236676
It’s a Fiberfab here’s a pic. You know where I get get the right parts?October 18, 2005 at 9:11 am #236677FrankParticipant
Several of the items used in the kits are actual MG parts, i.e. door handles, badge bars, turn signals. In some cases, you can shop Moss Motors (http://www.mossmotors.com/) or search Ebay for MGTD parts. For most other items, you are limited to two companies, MG Magic in FL ( no website see info below) or Prototype Research in Canada (http://www.prototyperesearch.com/). Prototype being very expensive, I highly recommend MG Magic but I?ll warn you now, doing business with them can be sort of strange. Don?t get me wrong, they offer good products and are reasonable with cost (not that there is much comparison) but you have to call them, leave a message and eventually (usually two maybe three days) someone will call you back. Once you get them on the phone (usually a guy named Bob) he will be a little gruff and ask you a bunch of questions about your car, this is so they know for sure what Make you have (Fiberfab, Daytona ect). They want to make sure they send you the correct parts but the come across as a little strange to some. Once they establish your car Make, they will take your order and do well to make sure you are happy. I suggest you call them and let them know you just got your car and will be looking for parts, get them to enter you in their database so they have your car info and shipping info already in the computer so you don?t have to do the 20 questions when you order. Ask them to send you out a parts list. They usually send one by mail, sometimes Email, along with some other info. The list gives you the current price and item they have and it is a good way to get your shopping list in order by priority.
Here?s the contact info for MG Magic
MG Magic INC.
5722 South Flamingo Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33330
Tops, Tonneau and Upholstery
For your top, seats and carpeting, I highly suggest finding a GOOD local upholstery shop. (shop around and check their work) The finial results are far better than the precut stuff that often don?t fit well. If your budget in big enough, you can get fancy and have your seats covered in a good leather or custom vinyl and make the car your own. Tops, Tonneau Cover and boot are all best when fabricated for the individual car. In some cases, a custom made top in less expensive than replacement one depending on the shop making it and you will be much happier with the finial product if you use a reputable shop.
P.S. is that your VW bone yard in the background?October 18, 2005 at 4:14 pm #236678
thanks for the great info . No that’s not my place. that is where I got it from. A lot of that stuff is for sale a http://www.thesamba.com. thats where I found the MG.
HobbyjimOctober 24, 2005 at 2:53 pm #236679Mark HendricksonParticipant
Another good source is called “MG Magic”. It’s a couple of old guys in Miami, Florida that have parts for MGTD kit cars, especially CMC/FiberFab stuff. I’ll try to find the phone number, they have no website.
Another source for these parts may be York Sports Cars in Ashland, VA. He is a kit car assembler. He’s hard to get a hold of sometimes, but is very knowledgeable. http://www.yorksportscars.comOctober 25, 2005 at 11:38 am #236680
Anyone had any luck finding Turn Signal, & Stop/Tail Light, SOCKETS?
FrankOctober 25, 2005 at 5:42 pm #236681
I when to the Hershey Car Show the other day and found a guy who was selling real MG parts I picked up a complete set of front trun lamps. The len is white not amber. he sells all the Lamps in parts as well as the hole unit. So he will sell the sockets.
here’s his info.
Erick Eisenman of British Racing Green, Newark Delaware
302-368-1117 or 888-749-5910
He also gave me this place
Liverpool Motor Works, 717-44-3773, http://www.liverpoolmotorworks.comOctober 27, 2005 at 7:59 pm #236682
I found that AutoZone (Morristown, TN) has a nice assortment of tail light, stop/turn signal sockets, that I can use to replace my old ones. The price is right & I can see what I am getting before I buy it. They have a nice assortment of switches, blade fuze blocks, wire, connacts, strippers, really good crimpers (but not cheap), etc. :Lots of good stuff.December 17, 2005 at 5:41 pm #236683
Called MG Nagic INC. They are great people got the parts i needed.
Thanks for the tip.
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