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BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(55 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Fender Repair
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: April 05, 2022 09:13AM

Finally got around to working on the fender my son rearranged. Thought it would need cutting and welding but managed to massage into shape. Not perfect but a little more putty and paint and I think it wonít be noticeable to the casual eye.
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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(826 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: April 08, 2022 12:14PM

Nice job. Are you going to tackle the bumper or just buy a new one? With the cost of rechroming these days it might be better to just buy a replacement.


BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(55 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: April 08, 2022 07:53PM

Jim, bumper was shot, creased so I tossed it. Either Iíll purchase a new one or look to reshape the rear. Iím thinking to center line the tank and split the exhaust.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(826 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: April 08, 2022 08:46PM

That's a good look especially if you reshape the rear sheetmetal


BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(55 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: April 12, 2022 07:57PM

Just about finished up. All the metal was pulled, dollied and massaged back into place. The taillight base is bent so itís not sitting flush, need to find another 62-69 base.
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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(1034 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 18, 2022 04:04AM

Very impressive. That would have been a couple of grand in a UK bodyshop.

You know about the stainless bumpers... [groupharrington.com].
Have heard good report of them.

Ivor


BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(55 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: April 18, 2022 03:11PM

I had a nice chrome bumper laying around that I pulled from a parts car. Just trying to locate the over riders I pulled off the wrecked bumper as they were still in good shape. No idea where I put them. Stainless would be nice, though I didnít the front bumper and shipping from UK ainít cheap, hell, shipping from anywhere ainít cheap these days.



88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(1034 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Fender Repair
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 20, 2022 04:47AM

Group Harrington iirc are run by a Brit, but they're in Vietnam.
Don't know if they will supply rear only.

Where I put them... so, it's not just me ... lol

Ivor


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