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Re: MGB Door Crack

To: Steve Murphy <>
Subject: Re: MGB Door Crack
From: Bob Hill <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 15:50:23 -0600 (EST)
Yep you have been hit with the crack of doom.  What causes it?  Poor metal
structure at the bottom of the vent window which tends to bend each time
the door is shut (vibration actually).  What we did with mine was wled a
small piece of steel on the inside of the door at the crack and this
seemed to give it a lot more structure.  If you have mirrors on both sides
(which you should), I woudl go ahead and pull the panel off the otehr side
and have a piece welded there as well.

Good Luck


79 MGB
77 MG Midget
97 Jaguar XJ-R

On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Steve Murphy wrote:

> Hi,
>     This has probably been covered before, but being a new MGB owner, and
> new to the list, forgive me for asking again.
>     My new toy, a '77 MGB, is in decent original condition, showing 51K
> miles (with repair receipts going back to '81 to support the mileage.)  The
> body is sound and rust free, but it has a small crack in the left door skin.
> I think this is known as the crack of doom...  Anyways, what causes this and
> what is the best repair?  If I have it welded, will the door crack again
> near the weld?
>     Thanks for your help, and I'm sure I'll have more questions in the
> future!
> Steve Murphy

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