March 12, 2006 at 12:40 pm #232203barbaraParticipant
I have a 1951 MGTD and am looking for the following:
Car top (tan color)
The chrome is wearing off the rack & headlights. Replacements or can they be re-chromed?
My car top is a mess and the side curtains need to be thrown away they are so bad! I was thinking some type of cloth(??) would be better than the canvas-vinyl what was on it and which dry-rotted.
Also the fenders are very dull. Tried rubbing compound but I think the finish is just shot. Looking for a paint job on them.
BarbaraMarch 12, 2006 at 1:00 pm #236767
Is your MGTD a kit or the real thing?
Moss Motors is a good source for most of these parts and rechroming is definitely an option.
As far as your top and side curtains go, you can have “cloth” style units made by any good, local Auto Top/Upholester. DO NOT THROW AWAY THE OLD TOP AND SIDE CURTAINS…the fabricator will use them as patterns to build the new ones. I had a kit car top and side curtains made in “Stayfast” fabric from the old, moldy and worn ones for just over $1,000 at a reputable local business. The cheapie vinyl stuff is OK, but does not last or look as good.March 12, 2006 at 1:06 pm #236768
I almost forgot…if you car is fiberglass kit, go to a local Marine Supply (West Marine) and get gelcoat “compound”. There are several levels of this and they are made by 3M. They do a great job on baots, and our fiberglass replicas ar finished the same way if they are gelcoat.
3M also makes a treatment and cleaner for the clear plastic in the top and side curtains. All of this stuff is at your local Marine Supply.
The headlights are different depending on whether they are “real” MGTD or the type some kit car comapnies used.March 12, 2006 at 3:09 pm #236769barbaraParticipant
Hi! Yes it is a kit.
Hear anything abt MG Magic? Not sure if they are still in business or if they have car tops.
Yes! I will hang on to the side curtains now!
Stayfast…does that get moldy at all? I live in Raleigh..the MOLD state! 🙂 How is it with rain?
I did not care for the vinyl. It would ‘shrink’ quite easy and was difficicult to stretch back to put back on the car.March 14, 2006 at 12:35 pm #236770
MG Magic is still in business in FLA. I would venture to say that all they will have is vinyl…if they even have one. If they do…it’ll be old for sure.
Stayfast is the type of cloth material used on the high end luxury vehicle tops..like Mercedes.
If you send me an email (email@example.com) I’ll forward a few pics of the top and side curtains I had made for the Classic Roadsters Baron I refurbed and sold here in NJ. Now it’s retired to FLA.
My BCW MGTD needs the grille rechromed too. Maybe this year…who knows?
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