50 years of MGB and others

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  These type of jobs are very labour intensive and consume hours and hours of slow progress, better suited to a hobby projects carried out by retired space shuttle engineers between beers. but fortunately for me they lacked the dedication to complete the course and prefered to pay me to do the work  (between beers) !!

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 Some times these jobs get a bit tricky, In restoration you have to be a "Jack of all trades", while I consider myself something of an engineer this job appears to be in need of a carpenter, what now ?

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Any good upholsterers in the house we need some attention to this scuffy old dash panel ?

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At the age of 12 years on the way to up to the rosterum on annual prize giving day to recieve the prize for handcrafts i e :- bookbinding, leathercraft and allied skills.  I did not imagine that 60 years later that training would be put to use reviving this poor old veteran MG Sports. how about that rebuilt dash- panel ?

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At the age of 12 years on the way to up to the rosterum on annual prize giving day to recieve the prize for handcrafts i e :- bookbinding, leathercraft and allied skills.  I did not imagine that 60 years later that training would be put to use reviving this poor old veteran MG Sports. how about that rebuilt dash- panel ?

How many cars have you built? Might be worthwhile, depending on location, obviously, contacting Brooklands Museum. They regulary have car rallies. I'm planning to take my Triumph on a rally in May, if all the nasties can be rectified.

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 A bit more progress, starting to come together and look like a decent automobile. I find it better when it is possible to move them around the shop,next to complete the electrical rewire and start the mtor for the first time in many years.

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 Slowly  approaching completion, now it is ready for attention to wheels tires (tyres) tracking ,road test  and adjustments that just leaves the  interior upholstery ,carpets and soft -top that I think will be the hard part. I would normally sub- contract the soft- top out to a proffessional trimmer but I cannot find one within hundreds of miles that is prepared to give me a sensible price . Looks like I will have to buy a "ready made" and fit it myself, the only problem  with that is :- when it is fitted, it is too late to complain about the quality, if it fits like "a shirt on a pig" it must be the trimmers fault according to the manufacturer  ( we never get complaints, they say)

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Just came across another photo of the MG PB Berlinetta Airline coupe that featured in my original post , maybe someone out in the wide world has an interest in this model ?

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 Interesting photo of another MG -PB Airline coupe that shows more of the fine details of this very special editionhttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z395/rolymo35/scan0008-3.jpg

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Seems the photo process has screwed up again and dropped my print into the dark hole at the back of my PC. If it comes out, we should have a very good print showing all the fine details of another MG-PB Airline coupe

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