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Re: My MGB got bent?

To: "Mike Lishego" <>, <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: My MGB got bent?
From: "Harlan Jillson" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 15:02:09 -0500
   Bentley's 'The Complete Official MGB 1962 - 1964'
has a section on checking the body/chassis alignment.
There is a page for vertical and another for horizontal
alignment useing a series of measurements from the
floor and another series a diagonals from positions
dropped from critical points on the chassis.  The
looks like it would be a sure indication as to the
status of your car.  If you don't have a copy of Bentleys or can't get on,
maybe I could e-mail you
a scanned image of the diagrams and instructions.
(If needed it would have to be sometime next week
because I don't have a scanner available this

Good luck,
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Lishego <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, July 03, 1998 9:10 AM
Subject: My MGB got bent?

>Hello all,
>    This recent thread about rusted and sagging MGB's has gotten me
>thinking...My doors have never aligned well, even when all the bolts
>are loosened and the door pushed to the uppermost of it's travels -
>with new hinges, I might add.  The PO replaced the rusty sills and
>floors by welding in some new metal.  I wonder if he didn't weld them
>in place without taking the proper precautions and the car
>subsequently began to fold.  After the welding was done, the car
>would be structurally sound once again, just slightly 'bent' in the
>    How can I determine if this happened to my car?  If my car is
>bent by the DPO's ignorance, what would be the best road to take?
>My guess is to hammer the sill area flat so the doors don't scrape
>when opened and live with misaligned chrome trim stips.  I know,
>beyond the shadow of a doubt that the sills are metal, not bondo.  I
>have had door fitting problems since I bought the car, and I wonder
>if this has anything to do with it?
>Mike Lishego

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