That's Bentley's 1964 -1974, not 1964. Must be
keyboard fumbleitus setting in.
From: Harlan Jillson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mike Lishego <MIKESL@tartan.sapc.edu>; email@example.com
Date: Friday, July 03, 1998 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: My MGB got bent?
> 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
>From: Mike Lishego <MIKESL@tartan.sapc.edu>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>Date: Friday, July 03, 1998 9:10 AM
>Subject: My MGB got bent?
>> 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?