A major difference between these later MGs and Triumphs is that the MGs are
unibodies (as opposed to body-on-frame), so pretty much all of the sheet
metal is structural. It would be surprising to find that serious a
structural rust problem confined to a single area. Midgets are not that rare
-- I would be inclined to find an example with merely cosmetic or
on 7/6/05 5:20 PM, Chas. Schlismann at email@example.com wrote:
> My son is considering the purchase of a 75 Midget that seems remarkably rust
> free except for the area on the driver's side door-I'm guessing it is called
> the A post. The bottom hinge swings free of any attachment due to rot.
> Peering into the wheel well reveals a severely corroded area. We've not been
> able to get the bonnet up (cable won't budge) and need help here as well.
> Research shows the body problem to be common but I'm not certain how to go
> about repairing this section. Are the parts available or would we have to
> fabricate? How tough is it to fix? We've mig/tig/plasma/oxy-acet.
> capability. Is it even worth buying or is it a parts car (price is right but
> want a project, not a parts car). Up until v. recently, we've only owned
> Triumphs, so our MG knowledge base is weak.
> TIA, Charlie
> Homewood, Il
> 69 MGB
> 71 GT6
> 74 TR6
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires