Manek's MGB restoration project

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This month marked the start of the work proper - a mere six months after the car had been diagnosed with a bad case of tin worm. Three of those months were spent waiting for a restorer to come and pick the car up, and another three months waiting for him to decide what to do with it.

Sadly, the waiting and the estimate broke both my patience and potentially the bank balance, so I moved the car to Peter Flynn's workshop. These images record the state of the machine as he received it.

 Looking down from the back of the seat

Looking down from the back of the seat

Seat belt mounting point

Seat belt mounting

Hole in the floor. The vertical beam is there to keep the door opening in the correct dimensions.

Rusted out dogleg, driver's side

Rusted out sill/dogleg on the driver's side

Rust just above the jacking point

Rust just above the jacking point - could the car have folded in half?

Sill cut away, driver's side

Sill cut away, driver's side

Driver's footwell - more holes in the floor

Driver's footwell - more holes in the floor

Front panel behind front wing (turn your head through 90 degrees!), driver's side

Front panel behind front wing (turn your head through 90 degrees!), driver's side

Corrosion just in front of the rear suspension mounting

Corrosion just in front of the rear suspension mounting

Rusted out sill, two layers of metal simply oxidised away, driver's side

Rusted out sill, two layers of metal simply oxidised away, driver's side. New sill awaits fitment.

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