What company maunfactured your replica, Fiberfab, Classic Motor
Carriages, British Coach Works, etc.?
Additionally, is it a front or rear engine kit? What is the exterior
color, interior color, and roof color?
The Ebay item number is 8068558818. The title is British
Coach Works BCW Hub Cap 1952 MGTD MG TD Replica. My
Ebay user name is 1984whales. If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.
BCWs have a spare tire carrier with a real spare tire. The spare
tire can swing out of the way when you want to open the
engine lid on VW models. I would be happy to send you some
close up photos to aid you in your modifications. Send me your
BCW’s id plates should be located in the trunk on the cowl (this
is the body piece underneath the windshield).
A few suggestions for identifying a BCW in a photo.
If the car you are looking at has suitcase type hinges on the
hood, it is not a BCW. BCW used a long stainless steel hinge
on the driverside similar to the original TD type…[Read more]
Unfortunately many replicar companies cut corners using parts
such as the lights that were not authentic MGTD. I do not want
to be critical of any of the other kits, since beauty is truly in the
eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to a car that you
built yourself and put your heart and soul into. Rather, I would
recommend that yo…[Read more]
I use racing seat belts in my rear engine BCW. The 3″ wide lap
belt is bolted to the tunnel on the inside and to the reinforced
corner of the floor pan (near the rear torsion bar) on the
outside. They have worked very well for me in these mounting
positions and are comfortable.
You don’t want to skip using a shoulder restraint —- you and
On my BCW rather than moving the bench seat back and forth,
which would be uncomfortable because the steering wheel
would be to close to the driver?s chest, I made pedal extenders
for shorter drivers to use. The extenders bolt onto the clutch
and brake pedals. The accelerator seemed to be all right for
everyone. The extenders work well…[Read more]
I am very jealous of your new seats. I can smell the leather in
the photo. My BCW still has the “rich corinthian leather” that
came with the kit but someday I will upgrade. If I may ask, what
did it cost?
Also what was the manufacturer of this poor car that you are
rescuing? I can’t believe that someone who would build their
own car,…[Read more]
I would recommend that you find a later model chassis with IRS
(Independent Rear Suspension) like I have. From what I have
read in the past the Swing Axle models apparently have some
undesirable handling characteristics, albeit I have no personal
experience with them. You can find a fairly thorough
discussion of IRS and Swing Axle in ?How to Hot…[Read more]
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