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Re: MGB Bumpers

To: "Lawrie Alexander" <>, <>
Subject: Re: MGB Bumpers
From: David Councill <>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 08:09:41 -0700
Oops. You are correct. That is what happens when I try to do email during 
the hectic pace at work. I meant the front fender, not the bumper. Besides, 
what kind of bumper would sell for $250?

I just took a fairly new front bumper off my 71BGT and put it on the 67 
(because it was in much better shape)a few weeks ago - so I can attest that 
they are interchangeable on the early and mid-year BGTs .


At 09:59 PM 12/1/99 -0800, Lawrie Alexander wrote:
>I've always been under the impression that Roadster and GT chrome bumpers
>were the same.
>All the front chrome bumpers were the same while there were three different
>rear ones: 1963 thru 1969 and 1971 thru 1973, a unique split bumper for the
>1970 model year and a unique one-piece bumper on the 1974 models that had
>the "Sabrina" overriders.
>How did the roadster and GT bumpers that you received differ from each
>other? In the interest of correct restorations, inquiring minds want to
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Councill <>
>To: <>
>Date: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 1:26 PM
>Subject: Re:Victoria British - Better than Moss Motors?
> >Better than Moss Motors? Not even close. I will never order from VB again.
> >They burned me really bad on a bumper for my 71BGT - they sent me a B one
> >instead of the BGT. Then they made me pay freight to return it, sent me two
> >of the correct bumpers by mistake. And then they stuck me on the freight
> >for them (they were all sent truck freight collect). So in the end I paid
> >$250 for the bumper and then 4 freights at $50 each (grand total $450).
> >They finally let me send the extra bumper back at their cost.
> >
> >Since then, I've kept my orders with Moss, Roadster Factory, Proper MG, and
> >recently with the Moss distributers (Ed Kaler and Jeff Zorn - both on the
> >list).
> >
> >One mini-disclaimer - this incident did occur about eight years ago so
> >things may have changed since then. But I noticed then, and even now, that
> >there is nothing in their catalogs about "satisfaction guaranteed" or any
> >other references indicating that they may stand behind their service.
> >
> >David
> >67 BGT
> >71 BGT
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>I saw several postings today on this list concerning the quality of parts
> >>the credibility of Moss Motors. There were positive and negative comments
> >>from several parties (which one should expect). I am wondering what the
> >>general feelings are towards Victoria British. I live in Southwest
> >>(Springfield) and their facility is in the Kansas City area which is just
> >>couple of hours away. I have not purchased anything from them yet, but
> >>to in the near future. Because they are relatively close to me this should
> >>a big plus because I can actually look at the merchandise before I buy it.
> >>Any comments about Victoria British ?
> >

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