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Re: Fw: 76 MGB Rust problem

To: "Dan Ray" <>, "MG LIST" <>,
Subject: Re: Fw: 76 MGB Rust problem
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 16:40:29 -0800
Yes, that is an important structural member. The MGB has no frame, as 
such, it is unibody construction like all modern cars. Replacement metal 
parts are available from the usual suppliers that can be welded in, 
but... if that piece is that far gone, it is likely that the sill and the 
floorboard are also dubious. You should take out the carpets to examine 
the floors, and poke around underneath with a pointy screwdriver and a 
magnet to determine the full extent of the problem.

One question: were you jacking it up using the original jack and jack 
socket, or were you using a floor jack or bottle jack under the frame 
member (not recommended)?

Good luck.

Dan Ray had this to say:

>Any Advice from the list for Greg? See the message below.
>73 B
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Greg Kulik <>
>To: <>
>Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 9:47 PM
>Subject: 76 MGB
>   My son and I recently bought a 76 MGB. Not too much surface rust, but I
>noticed something underneath that troubles me. The channel that runs the
>length of the car under the door sill is pretty well shot. I tried jacking
>it up on the passenger side and I heard some crunching. I was wondering how
>difficult it is to reinforce this member. Will I have to take the whole body
>off of the frame?? Is this even possible? Any information that you can
>forward to me will be greatly appreciated.
>Thank You,
>John Kulik
>24 Longvue Circle
>Ambridge, PA 15003


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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