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MGB567
Barrie Braxton

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Question for GT owners
Posted by: MGB567
Date: July 09, 2015 04:22AM

I'm trying to decide having removed all the chrome window/gutter finishers for painting whether to leave them off permanently. I can't find an example so if you've done this got a pic or two? If you left the finishers under the rear 1/4 lights off did you remove the 4 'bumps' in the body (where the rivets go)?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 09, 2015 02:07PM

Well, you'll find a few snapshots of my GT (sans gutter trim) here:
[www.britishv8.org]


MGB567
Barrie Braxton

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: MGB567
Date: July 10, 2015 03:44AM

Thanks Curtis. Did you do anything with the 4 bumps or are they a feature?


MustangSix
Jack Collins

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: MustangSix
Date: July 21, 2015 08:07AM

If I do another GT or redo the current one I think I might have the trims painted satin black.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: danmas
Date: July 21, 2015 11:44AM

Quote:
If I do another GT or redo the current one I think I might have the trims painted satin black.

I did that once on a '72 Celica GT. With a grey metallic paint it looked great.


tdecell
Trey Decell
MS
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04/10/2010 12:13AM

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1974.5 MGB GT 3.9L Rover

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: tdecell
Date: November 27, 2015 01:11PM

I'm thinking of doing that on my GT build, can't decide whether to go with satin black or a gunmetal grey color... Car will be Aqua/turquoise..


hirot
Ian Hart
Ashbourne UK
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06/01/2011 05:15AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB GT (conversion) Rover 3947 R380 gearbox

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: hirot
Date: November 30, 2015 12:32PM

Don't know if its too late but have you thought of putting in a tilt and slide sunroof. I cut around a 1994 Nissan Micra sunroof and welded into mine. It works a treat. Cost 25 about $37
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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 30, 2015 01:08PM

Brilliant!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 30, 2015 01:38PM

Very nicely done! I would much prefer that over the Webasto.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
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09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: Charles
Date: November 30, 2015 11:05PM

COOl, COOL, COOL. How much head room did it cost?

This is one of those, I wish, " I wish I had thought of that "

More pictures if you please. We love pictures.


hirot
Ian Hart
Ashbourne UK
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06/01/2011 05:15AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB GT (conversion) Rover 3947 R380 gearbox

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: hirot
Date: December 01, 2015 08:09AM

Thank you. I have loads of pictures and an article I did for the MG owners club which I can send or put somewhere if someone could tell me how.

You loose very little head room and I am 6ft 1". There is no wind buffeting even at 110mph (so far) and it is like a soft top without the wind on the back of your neck.

It was so cheap a mod that I went back and cut the roof of another Nicra for 15 this time, so I had a spare.

As I put it into a heritage shell I had found it took me a long time and lots of measuring before I cut the hole.

Ian


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 01, 2015 06:40PM

Super!

BritishV8 doesn't reprint articles from club magazines, but we'd be delighted to run a bigger and better new article. (I like to include a LOT of close-up photos of details.) Find out more here: [www.britishv8.org]


hirot
Ian Hart
Ashbourne UK
(87 posts)

Registered:
06/01/2011 05:15AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB GT (conversion) Rover 3947 R380 gearbox

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Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: hirot
Date: December 02, 2015 04:28AM

Curtis, I will read through the "how to" stuff and put something together. My only problem will be as it was done a while back I can't take any more photos of the fitting.

Very pleased the roof gets approval it has certainly earned its cost of 25, was simple to do, but took a lot of nerve to drill that first hole.


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
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04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Question for GT owners
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: December 03, 2015 09:21AM

I love it

I have one from a range rover, unfortunately it did take up too much head room and now it's leaking H2O
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