With luck, this will be the last page I need
to add - well, almost.
17 May 2016, the MGB was returned to
my possession. I now needed to fit new carpets, refit bumpers,
grille, seat belts, seats, door cards, refurbish the dashboard and
gauges, and fit divers bit of trim - read on for gruesome details.
Meanwhile, here's the car in transit from Peter
Flynn's workshop to its resting place. (Click an image to embiggen).
Final piece of the jigsaw -
the driver's quarterlight (the proper one - see my comments in March
The car emerges from the
workshop, on wheels for the first time in eight months. Ace restorer
Peter Flynn watches it go.
Another view -
this is more representative of the colour: British Racing Green
Views from the
front of the car. Bumpers and grille (and a whole lot more) remain to
be fitted of course.
Loading up for the
Arrived home, time
to unload and back in the box you go
Now back home, and
on the left, just some of the parts that need refitting...
Last day of May,
after a busy Spring Bank Holiday working on the car, saw the grille
and rear bumper now fitted, along with sill carpets and a small host of
minor bits and pieces.
The main tasks
still to be completed included fitting the rest of the carpets
(a late decision to fit soundproofing under the carpets delayed
this somewhat) and the door trims, which are more complex than you
think. In addition, the speedometer still hangs
forlornly out of the dashboard, and the front bumper remains to be
This last item now
only awaits overrider seals to be delivered, as good friend Russell Beck
has now reshaped the bumper bracket that was stopping my bolting the
assembly onto the car. Thank you Russ!