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Airwreckc
Eric Cumming
RTP, North Carolina
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05/28/2020 10:10AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT (working on a Sebring project) Buick 300-4 V8

New Sebring Flare Kit?
Posted by: Airwreckc
Date: April 11, 2023 04:56PM

Hello all,

With the demise of Preform Resources, the availability of a good Sebring kit seems to be lacking. The other kits that are still available seem to all have significant issues in fitting and general quality, as far as I can tell. I am thinking of creating some new molds with a very talented fabricator in Southern California. To make the molds (and resulting front fenders and rear flares) he would like a starting point--namely one of the existing kits and some original sheet metal. Is there anyone in Southern California that has one of those kits lying around that could be used to create a starting point (the kit would not be destroyed, just the first set of molds)--and, even better, a GT that could be used as test fit? If there's anyone out there that might be considering a Sebring, this might be a way to get a much better kit. Any ideas, please let me know. Thanks.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4578 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: New Sebring Flare Kit?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 11, 2023 05:45PM

I thought Pete Mantell took over the Preform Resources molds and continued production.


Airwreckc
Eric Cumming
RTP, North Carolina
(253 posts)

Registered:
05/28/2020 10:10AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT (working on a Sebring project) Buick 300-4 V8

Re: New Sebring Flare Kit?
Posted by: Airwreckc
Date: April 12, 2023 08:05AM

Curtis, he may have, but I don't see anything about them on his website. I'm going to reach out to him, but I wonder why he isn't advertising them, if that's the case.


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

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: New Sebring Flare Kit?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 12, 2023 08:51AM

Pete sent this out awhile back:

Hi Gents,

Mantell Motorsport has purchased all of the MGB & C related molds from Dave at Preform Resources.

Dave is finally ‘partially’ retiring.

We plan on starting production in December.

Dave will continue building Spridget, Bugeye and few misc. parts.

If you or if anyone you know is considering one of these MGB body kits and bonnets, please feel free to pass on my info.

Thank you.


Regards,

Pete Mantell

217-649-7717

www.mantellmotorsport.com

Or visit www.facebook.com/mantellmotorsport

YouTube channel – Mantell Motorsport

[www.youtube.com]


Airwreckc
Eric Cumming
RTP, North Carolina
(253 posts)

Registered:
05/28/2020 10:10AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT (working on a Sebring project) Buick 300-4 V8

Re: New Sebring Flare Kit?
Posted by: Airwreckc
Date: April 24, 2023 11:54AM

Thanks Carl, I'll definitely reach out to Pete.


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