One of the best investments you can make to answer all of these questions is
Anders Clausager's Original MGB. Classic Motorbooks or Amazon can get it to
you quick for about $30, I believe. (or order it from your local bookstore)
I'm always pulling it out to answer these types of questions.
From: Calvin Krug <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, April 12, 1999 10:10 PM
Subject: One more Q
>I should make a list of all the questions I have about getting my B back
>together, but until I do, I'll just ask them as I think of them. On rubber
>bumper cars, the factory steel valance under the front bumper, should it be
>black to match the bumper, or painted body color? I've seen them either
>way, and mine appears to have been both at various times in it's life.
>BTW, it's a '79 if that makes a difference.