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Re: Midget A post and bonnet release

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Subject: Re: Midget A post and bonnet release
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 18:01:08 -0700
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
operational problems.

on 7/6/05 5:20 PM, Chas. Schlismann at 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


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

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