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  • #247437
    dan-r
    Participant

    @dan-r

    Rocky ,,one good thing about the slats they were painted to match the interior, but I still like gloss blackSmile the old stand by and have seen many painted. The center bar would look fine with a bage covering a trouble section ..  DanR

    #247438
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Rocky,

     

    What color is your interior?

     

    Since you arepainting the slats anyway, on original TDs, the radiator grill slats generally matched the interior color. Just a thought.

     

    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)

    #247439
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    The interior will be tan but I liked the black grill slats.  Sorry it’s not to code but it’s to my liking so I’ll stick with it.

    It took a while but I got it put in place and secured today along with the rear frame cover.  Still struggling with holes not lining up but that’s where a lever or a drill come in handy.


    Welting arrives tomorrow so I’ll get the rear fenders on by Saturday and hopefully the engine cover.

    Still trucking.

    #247440
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Looking very good! I like the black slats too.

    #247441
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    Rear fenders mounted.  I still have to work on the passenger side a little but at least it’s on.  As you can see from the first picture I had a little more “stretching” to do but I eventually got it.

    I mounted the cowl today al!so.  It’s starting to look like a real car

    #247442
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Isn’t it great? I remember the butterflies as it came together. Every day getting closer to something
    you could take out on the street.

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

    #247443
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Impressive. How did you “stretch” the running board?

    #247444
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    Ed, as you know the running board is bolted between the front and rear
    fenders and is riveted to the body.  When it didn’t reach to the rear
    fender I put the bolts on both ends and slowly tightened each end while
    using a long thin punch in the already existing rivet hole to push it
    along.

    I was a little worried the old fiberglass was too brittle but it held up ok.

    On another line, here’s what got done today.

    I
    installed the engine cover, finished up on riveting the rear fenders,
    put the welting on for the hood and installed the gas tank.

    #247445
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    I’ve got fuel tank envy.

    #247446
    schu
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    @schu

     Me too – man that would save some room for storage! Also – I always wondered why they left the leg room shorter on the passenger side? Seems they could have extended it some – one of my some day fixes.  

    #247447
    mrlmd
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    @mrlmd

    How many gallons is that tank?

    #247448
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    Yes, my son did an excellent job on the tank.  The weld seams look like they were done  by a machine.

    I haven’t filled the tank yet but according to my calculations (yes I used algebra in real life…don’t tell my math teacher) it will hold 11 gallons. 

    #247449
    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Rocky, …a very serious question:  Would your son be willing to make a gas tank for me?  I would remove my tank and give desired dimensions.  I currently have one of the longitudinal tanks – very wasteful with regards to space.  There is almost no room up there except for a pair of gloves, a light jacket and a pair of socks.  My spare is supposed to go there, but it won’t fit so I have a donut.   

    #247450
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    right. I was about to ask the same…

    #247451
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Soudns to me like you’re all just jealous of the Classic Roadsters Ltd. design for under hood space…gas tank on the pan, leaving the rest of the space to work as a real trunk!

    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)

    #247452
    royal
    Participant

    @royal

    Admittedly, very jealous.

    #247453
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    I will ask him about it.  He has done some side jobs before but let me see what he says.

    #247454
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    That’s right, Paul. It’s just the best design for the rear-engined cars. I’m thinking that if I go to a Soob mill I might need a new tank anyway to feed the FI and so, “while I’m in there…”. All very speculative of course. Probably it will never happen.

    #247455
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    I’ve been doing a lot of little things to get ready for some larger install activity and finally got some of it done.

    I
    got the headlight cradle arms installed.  But the picture below is a
    good example of how I’ve struggled getting holes line up during the
    rebuild.  I’ve check every hole/bolt/rivet and I am definitely putting
    them back right.  Which means that either the fiberglass has warped or
    twisted or the original builder created the problems for me.  Either way
    I’m figuring out how to make it work.

    Finally reached the point of setting in the weight ballast (sandbox).  I never emptied it so it took 3 of us to get it in.  Great to have helpful neighbors.

    By the way, can anyone shoot me a picture of how the sandbox is anchored down?  The manual is not really clear and I can’t tell from the pictures it provides.

    Then after installing most of the hinges and lights and lots of tedious effort I got the hood installed.  I still have a few bolts to tighten but the hard work is done.

    I started wrapping up the dash the other day as well.  I’ve sanded and buffed around the edge of the cowl and will be installing (and rewiring) the dash today.

    I guess it’s time to call the upholsterer.  Giddy up

    #247456
    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    That’s looking great!

    #247457
    dan-r
    Participant

    @dan-r

    Nice looking ,,GOOD JOB  Dan R Dan R2013-01-03 11:26:38

    #247458
    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Rocky, I’d rather not pull up the carpet to take pictures, but the weightbox anchor is the easiest thing you will do.

    Take two one inch angle irons, two inches on one leg, three inches on the other leg. Put the two inch leg in front of the core support and screw the three inch legs into the box top.

    But…have you completed the fuel filler? Classic Roadsters runs the pipe up through the radiator fill hole. I see the hose from tank to front of car, but cannot tell if you completed that. You need to do that before you complete the weight box.

    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)

    #247459
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    Paul, I’ll have to think over your narrative on anchoring the weight
    box.  It’s not clicking with me without pictures but I’ll get it.

    Regarding the fuel filler..it’s in place.  I have a picture of the filler hose in place but didn’t post it.  Thanks for asking though.

    As of today I got the dash installed.  I have some more wiring to do but should have it done by tomorrow.

    I finished up on the hood and then installed the headlights and foglights.

    Almost there.

    #247460
    rockyx
    Participant

    @rockyx

    Paul,  I took another look at the picture in the manual and it clicked.  I’ll take care of anchoring the sandbox tomorrow.

    Thanks

    #247461
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Looking good, very nice.

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

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