The only repro fenders Moss lists are for the MGB GT, and they are special
order only items, and checking the sourcing I would not recomend them.
Any new fender is going to have fit problems Period!
The OE tooling is the best there is, but it will take quite a lot of time to
fit the fenders to the car properly. Once the fender is fitted there is still
some time needed to clean up where the factory left off. The seam welds around
the headlight are usually not fully finished. If you have a chance take a look
at the spacers and sealant and leading used by the body plant to assemble the
car originally. There is a reason the bodies were assembled completely, then
shipped to MG.
Hope this helps, I don't mean to be a doom sayer but MGB fenders don't just fly
onto the car. They have to be carefully fitted and that takes time.
> Hello List: I currently have my early 74 B in the body shop
> receiving new
> rear half patches, rockers, and front fenders. I plan to
> order the metal
> from Moss. I see they list OEM fenders for $500 each and
> aftermarket ones
> for $260 each. I assume the OEM will give a better fit.
> Anyone know if
> they are really worth the price difference?
> I will have about $15,000 into this restoration so I do
> intend to keep the
> car for many, many years but I thought this might be an area
> I could trim a
> little off.
> Jason Spaeth
> North Branch, Mn USA