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    Mark Radzin
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    @marco_lardo

    A friend of mine is strongly considering following me down the kit car path and buying an MGTD replica for sale at what appears to be an excellent price locally. Could anyone figure out from the details what specific maker this might be? Thanks!

    The listing with pics is here: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/340014463806646

    Also, any potential red flags?

     

     

    #307245
    Mark Radzin
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    @marco_lardo

    #307249
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    It looks like a Fiberfab. The headlight brackets are custom made.

    Red flags are the same as any with a 30+-year-old homebuilt car: look at the floors and frame head. Check all the rubber bits (tires especially) for dry rot. Assume the gas tank is full of rust and scale. Examine body and engine carefully. Assess your own true willingness to work on an old car. Check title and registration for potential issues/headaches.

    #307250
    crash55
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    @crash55

    red flags I see are description says dual carbs  I see only 1 & no air cleaner , no needle on tachometer , looks like he does not have a top for it , I would put your eye on it first hand before you make up your mind look under the dash at the wiring +every thing Ed said . I am not trying to discourage you but be careful these cars can be built like a factory did it or really slapped together & once you pay its your baby

    #307262
    dggrant
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    @dggrant

    I agree, looks like a Fiberfab. The logo on the front gives it away. Also I agree that the headlight brackets are non standard. That said, most parts are easily available via MG Magic. However, as these were mostly self assembled you never know what the original owner did (or didn’t) do.

     

    #307263
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I completely overlooked the FiberFab emblem. Good eye!

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

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