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Re: [Mgs] Rust Repair

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Rust Repair
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 15:11:50 -0800
Well, the sills are structural, so if you cut out the rot, you won't be able
to drive it until you've welded in the new panels (and protected them with
paint, presumably). That goes for most of the underneath, I suppose.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 1/9/09 3:01 PM, Bernie Grabow at wrote:

> I have a nice running 73 MGBGT which I use for everyday
> transportation.  It looks great from 10 feet and even better from 20
> feet and outstanding at speed.  A PO restored the interior and it
> looks great.  However, when you get underneath you can see a lot of
> metal termite damage to the sills (lots of bondo) and lots of rust in
> other typical spots on MGs.  I have some experience with metal work on
> a Healey that I restored but I have not attempted any metal repair on
> an MG.  Is it possible to make repairs such as replacing sills and
> jacking points without taking the MG apart to the point where it it
> can't be driven?  I don't want to take the GT off the road for a
> significant amount of time while making the repairs.  Anyone on the
> list who has done a "rolling restoration" on a GT that can comment on
> the viability of making metal repairs without putting the GT out of
> commission for a long period of time while the repairs are made?  I
> enjoy driving my GT year round (except when it's snowing!)
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