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Re: Grill Question

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Subject: Re: Grill Question
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:58:35 -0700
...UNLESS you (or the PO) have had a lot of body work done to the front

I bought a Mk. I grill to replace the 73-style one that the PO had put in my
66 B. When I went to fit it, no go. The early shell is deeper, and it also
flares out towards the rear of the outer edge. I would have had to grind a
quarter-inch of bondo out of the opening on both sides to get it in. The 73
grill has a shallower shell without the flared lip. Obviously, the body man
built the opening around that grill. Someday when it's going to be painted I
will deal with this mess.

It is unlikely that such a thing has befallen your car, but a lot of screwy
things can happen in 40 years...


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

on 4/26/05 7:48 PM, Dodd, Kelvin at wrote:

> Steve:
> Your original bonnet will have sagged at the front middle, so be
> prepared to do some bending to get it to clear the arch of the grille.
> A piece of 4 x 4 in the center of the latch panel will support the
> center of the bonnet while you carefully push down on the outer edges
> until the correct curvature is attained.
> Apart from that, it's a straight swap.
> Personally I'm rather enjoying the unique look of my '70 "Sharkmouth"
> All the best
> Kelvin.

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