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Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(179 posts)

10/23/2007 10:09PM

Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Inner Fender Ripples
Posted by: harv8
Date: May 29, 2009 10:41PM

I'd appreciate any thoughts on the photos of my passenger inner fender posted below.
I've recently noticed these ripples that have formed around the exhaust header hole in the passenger side inner fender.
I'm thinking they're a symptom of metal stress. Other than the RV8 exhaust cut outs and a trimmed front tray to fit the larger rad, there are no other major mods to the body shell. I do have a Fast Cars front crossmember fitted.
Has anybody else seen this in their car? Where do I need to add some body strengthening ?

Thanks for any input,

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Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2707 posts)

10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Inner Fender Ripples
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 30, 2009 07:43AM

That wrippling looks pretty typical of that area on most of the B's I've ever seen... I think it was a result of however they stamped or formed the piece & MG just left it that way. Are you sure it hasn't been there all along?

Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4027 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Inner Fender Ripples
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 30, 2009 09:38AM

Looks like that car used to have a big block Buick engine. :)

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4483 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Inner Fender Ripples
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 30, 2009 11:38AM

Check the photo gallery... Like Rob said, I think the ripples were there all along.

I know my car has them. You can see them here:

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