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  • #233513
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Cleared out the storage unit some and got the kit ready to start the build. I still have the main body, front fenders, and the engine lid still in storage. But here’s the kit. The 2nd and 3rd photo show the scratches on the rear fender and after I repaired them. Used the 3000 grit pad from the Scratch X plastic headlight lens kit and lightly hand rubbed it. Then cleaned it and waxed the fender. After, all you could see in the fender was the reflection of the clouds above.

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    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245135
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Bon Chance!

    #245136
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Allen,

    Good luck!

    Share the build with us!

    And in case you are wondering about the “edited by pmossberg”, all I did was reduce the size of the first picture a little to allow the post text to appear without the left/right scrolling.

    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)

    #245137
    Peter C. King
    Participant

    @bdriver

     

    Allen,

    Who is the kit manufacturer?

    What platform will you build it on?

    Nice fender repair. Where’s the before picture?

     

    #245138
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    BD,

    The kit is a CMC Fiberfab kit that I’m going to put on a 71 Beetle chassis.

    Here’s the before picture showing the scratch on the fender.

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    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245139
    Tom Colello
    Participant

    @gunfighter

    Be sure and take lots of detailed pics of your build and post them. Even the smallest details will be of some help to someone.

    #245140
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Allen,

    In the hope that you will continue to update this thread, I changed the title to add “CMC Fiberfab” and “VW”

    Hopefully this will make it easier for the next CMC Fiberfab builder to find your build thread.

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    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)

    #245141
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Cool beans. Thanks Paul. More photos to come as I do the build. Pulling the body off the beetle at the moment.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245142
    Mark
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    May we see the donor car? 

    #245143
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Okay…here’s a photo of the 71 Donor car. There are more at http://www.fotki.com/Allen1209 under the MGTD Build folder.

    71 Beetle Donor 1.jpg

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    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245144
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Perfect donor!

    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)

    #245145
    Peter C. King
    Participant

    @bdriver

     

    You can have fun with before and after pictures with that one.

    VW before Guinness.

    VW after Guinness.

     

    #245146
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Paul,

    Just a thought but would it be better to have this topic in the MY Project area of the forum? It might make it easier for folks to find with it with the other project builds. If you think so then go ahead and move it there.

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    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245147
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Good idea to move this thread to the “My Project” forum. Done!

     

    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)

    #245148
    Mike
    Participant

    @mike-n-scarlett

    Good to see you get started on your build Allen. I like many others will be anxious to see photos. I was looking at your doner car pics and see you will be doing a pan rebuild. I hope you document this part as this will be a great opportunity to share some great information. I myself have patched pans that need to be redone.

    Good luck to you on the build.

    #245149
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    I have the rebuild photos of my 74 VW Karmann Ghia Coupe in  my on-line photo album. In there I should have some of the chassis build as I did a body-off rebuild. It can be seen at http://www.fotki.com/Allen1209 and look in the Ghia folder. You can peruse through the car shows as well. 

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

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