1953 MGTD

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Re: 1953 MGTD

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Post by wayno » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:04 pm

They are water proofed and installed, but the car still needs a wash.
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A closer look at the side curtains themselves.
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Re: 1953 MGTD

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:34 am

Looks good. Have you driven it with the top/sides in place yet?
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Post by wayno » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:40 am

DRIVEN » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:34 am wrote:Looks good. Have you driven it with the top/sides in place yet?
Only about 30mph, I might do that today to see what flaps, I know the top flaps around because I could see it happen when I towed it down the freeway.
I don't believe that the flapping can be fixed easily because the material is only one layer on the edges, if it had been a double layer on the edges I could have inserted an old eighth inch coil Mig welding liner like the Datsun roadsters have, but the top wasn't made that way.
Here is the liner material I am talking about.
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Here is the pocket that the Datsun roadster top has for the liner material to stop flapping and to hold the top material against the door glass to make a better seal while driving.
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The MGTD top isn't made that way, plus the Datsun roadster top is a thicker material than the MGTD top, I would have to remove the top and have a modification made to the top to be able to insert an edge stiffener, right now it is not even on my top 40 list, I would rather have a tonneau cover for when the top is down made, as that is when I would more likely drive this car.
Fact is I don't even know why I own this car, but since I do own it, I am making it nicer for some reason that eludes me.
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Re: 1953 MGTD

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:08 am

wayno » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:40 am wrote: Fact is I don't even know why I own this car...
:rofl: Yeah, I have a couple of those myself.
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Post by wayno » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:39 pm

I was searching thru my parts and found some beauty rings and caps I had bought for the car, so I put them on.
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I buy this stuff and forget about it, I have some other stuff to, like brand new aftermarket chrome headlight buckets complete, but I kinda like the tri-pole headlights.
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Re: 1953 MGTD

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:54 am

Looking better and better. Classic

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Post by wayno » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:38 pm

I bought a black carpet kit for this yesterday on ebay, they said it was in storage for a while, and the car was sold so they didn't need it anymore.
I will see what shows up, I hope I can work with it, as it is made for a stock MGTD.
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Post by wayno » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:00 pm

I sold this, it has gone to a new home.
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:35 pm

:thumbs: Congrats! One more parking spot at Wayno's house.
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Post by wayno » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:47 pm

There is going to be another spot soon.
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Post by Taterhead » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:45 am

:gscot:

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