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Project E-Mod MGB-GT

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/Off Topic are the PCA events going to be open to the public again this year? /On Topic

Yes, of course. Once Springs Church confirms, I will announce the date

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British Racing Green would be my choice, reflective of the heritage.Im sure whatever color it will be, itll look great, like everything else done to it.

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I went in this morning and worked on it for 4 hours. Getting the final bumps and scrapes smoothed out and I welded the mail roll hoop to the body to stiffen the whole structure.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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While priming the inside, I discovered to my horror that primer will not cover marks made by Sharpie, and I used a Sharpie a lot. Check out the first pic which is after several coats of primer over a Sharpie. I have the inside and outside all primed and ready for sealer.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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did you use alcohol or acetone to wipe off the sharpie marks before prep and painting? Its a pain as it bleeds through further and further.

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did you use alcohol or acetone to wipe off the sharpie marks before prep and painting? Its a pain as it bleeds through further and further.

I tried two different thinners from bodyshop supply, neither made a dent in the Sharpie. finally had to wire brush them off.

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I tried two different thinners from bodyshop supply' date=' neither made a dent in the Sharpie. finally had to wire brush them off.[/quote']I can't say for metal, but in healthcare alcohol based hand sanitizer will take permanent marker off just about anything.

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Briget has been building a perfect fiberglass replica of an MGB front bumper and today it got put on the car for the first time. I built lightweight mounts out of aluminum and they are suprisingly sturdy. It's a shame the bumper ends will have to be trimmed for tire clearance.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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I started painting the car at midnight, once the karts stopped racing and it took until 2:30 am to get it painted inside and out. The rubber dust in the air did a number of the finish but it is what it is and I didn't have the time or money to get the car painted anywhere else. Here's a time lapse video:

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Looks awesome. Give Bridget props on the fiberglass work. Could go into a side business making fiberglass reproductions.

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are you putting fender flares on the car? kinda looks incomplete with the wheels sticking out so far.

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are you putting fender flares on the car? kinda looks incomplete with the wheels sticking out so far.

They weren't in the budget and the car looks cool with the tires sticking out. There may be fiberglass fenders in the future but not for this year.

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I ran out of aluminum and steel I needed today but still got a bunch of stuff done, like the drivers side wheelwell out of aluminum:Posted ImageAnd heat reflective material on the footwells:Posted ImageCovered the holes in the frame with thin aluminum:Posted ImageMade headlight covers out of aluminum:Posted Image

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And covered the inside frame lightening holes with aluminum, I dig how this looks:Posted ImageBolted the rear shocks and fuel cell in:Posted ImageCleaned and painted the crossmember:Posted Image

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hmmyou've opted to not take advantage of two free air intake speed holes (the headlights). are you sure you don't want to make a couple (black?) pantyhose filters and stick them on their instead of aluminum plates?just sayin. :)

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hmmyou've opted to not take advantage of two free air intake speed holes (the headlights). are you sure you don't want to make a couple (black?) pantyhose filters and stick them on their instead of aluminum plates?just sayin. :)

No, no, I have not forgotten about the cool air but that is on hold until I have the money to get two bellmouths and air filter boxes that will hook up to my carbs.

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not gonna get it painted before reassembly or are you just keeping the interior and underside primer?oops must have missed that, still looked like the grey primer sorry.

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not gonna get it painted before reassembly or are you just keeping the interior and underside primer?

Huh? The 5 coats of white urethane don't count as paint anymore? Go back to post #312

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Not British Racing Green? No big old racing stripe? How can you call him "Big Ben" now? lolLooks good, cone scuff resistant i'll bet:)

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Not British Racing Green? No big old racing stripe? How can you call him "Big Ben" now? lolLooks good' date=' cone scuff resistant i'll bet:)[/quote']Those things seem overdone and a little boring, we are doing something unique

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Made panels to cover the holes in the interior, without them smoke from the rear tires would make it's way into the car, and they look better:Posted ImageFinished the passenger side wheelwellPosted ImageThe great lump is back in the car, except now it has solid motor mounts and is clean,courtesy of Briget who spent a long time with degreaser and toothbrushes getting 27 years of grime off:Posted ImageAnd apparently somebody named Dave or Dane assembled my engine all those years ago:Posted Image

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Riveted in the aluminum floor on today:Posted ImageAnd filled in the gaps behind the wheelwells with aluminum:Posted ImagePosted ImageAnd put vinyl edging around the wheelwells:Posted Image

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