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rkas3882
randy kassed

(84 posts)

Registered:
05/30/2010 09:14AM

Main British Car:
1973 mgb gt rover 3.5

sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: rkas3882
Date: February 15, 2012 01:55PM

Hey guys, some of you have sebring front valances, I just bought the frontline costello valance. To install it flush with the front fenders and run with no bumper it looks like it needs spacers, what have you guys done to fit the sebring valances? Do you have any pictures of installation? thanks,
Randy


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: February 16, 2012 06:38AM

Might help to know whether RB or CB car, roadster or GT.

While I can't speak specifically to the Costello piece, I think you will find that the majority of folks will say that the fit of most of the "Sebring" valances with the exception of Dave Craddock's PreForm part, fit from poorly to abysmally.

To the best of my knowledge, none of these are true "bolt on" and require some type of finessing or massaging to fit correctly.


rkas3882
randy kassed

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Registered:
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1973 mgb gt rover 3.5

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: rkas3882
Date: February 16, 2012 08:39AM

The car is a 72 chrome bumpered gt. I know I'm going to have to do some fitting to make it work, I was just wondering what's been done as far as spacers to bring it flush with the fenders and grill. I don't want to just use washers behind it as spacers. Thanks,
Randy


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: February 17, 2012 09:21AM

Maybe a pic or two of the mounting points would be helpful?


MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
(299 posts)

Registered:
09/11/2009 08:55PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: February 18, 2012 12:22AM

Randy I'm curious; where did you buy the Costello valance from? I'm also interested.

Jac


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: February 18, 2012 06:47AM

Not 100% positive but this one is from Moss (matches the Costello part in their European catalog): [www.mossmotors.com]


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: February 18, 2012 06:54AM

Built out the mounting area to create flush mount
MGB 225.jpg
MGB 223.jpg



Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: February 18, 2012 05:56PM

Wow, nice work Geof !!
Dave Craddock


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(108 posts)

Registered:
08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: February 21, 2012 03:47AM

Dave,

Thanks very much.

That's my buddy Rob doing that work. My skill sets don't extend that far.


rkas3882
randy kassed

(84 posts)

Registered:
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Main British Car:
1973 mgb gt rover 3.5

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: rkas3882
Date: February 21, 2012 09:44AM

Hey guys, yes its the moss motors sebring valence which they call "sebring valence with anti lift lip" but it is indeed the costello piece. I picked it up on the moss sale a few weeks ago since buying it straight from england would have been way more expensive due to shipping just that one piece. Moss can do it much cheaper because they ship huge crates of parts. Ill try to get a pic later.
thanks,
Randy


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
(238 posts)

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01/19/2012 04:35PM

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Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: NCtim
Date: March 16, 2012 05:59PM

Hey Randy!

How's that valance coming along? I've been lurking here to see your progress.

NCtim


rkas3882
randy kassed

(84 posts)

Registered:
05/30/2010 09:14AM

Main British Car:
1973 mgb gt rover 3.5

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: rkas3882
Date: March 30, 2012 08:51AM

Hey Tim, I havent even done anything to the valence! I have been busy with other projects to get the car going but im thinking Ill start on it this weekend.
Randy


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
(168 posts)

Registered:
03/11/2010 10:58AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: flitner
Date: April 02, 2012 12:56PM

I took and built mine into the fenders and fabbed up the center section to be removeable for ease of assembly/ disassembly.
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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3006 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 02, 2012 01:49PM

That is some mighty-fine skills you have there, John. Cheers, roverman.


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
(168 posts)

Registered:
03/11/2010 10:58AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: flitner
Date: April 03, 2012 11:22AM

I thank you!!!



NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
(238 posts)

Registered:
01/19/2012 04:35PM

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Re: sebring front valance fitting?
Posted by: NCtim
Date: April 24, 2012 06:05PM

X2, John


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