Here we go on yet another MG TD restoration! This is a project that’s been in the making for over twenty years. The two owners have been coming into the shop to talk with us about the project for years and have finally decided to pull the trigger and get started. This particular TD is a 1952 and was our client’s first car. It’s provided many years of joy and great memories for our client and her family. The car was set aside and put into storage many years ago. They would now like it restored back to its former glory so that they and their family can continue to enjoy it for many years to come. It was in pretty solid shape when we got our hands on it, but there was clearly much work to do to return it to its former glory.
They want the car restored to a very nice show standard, so for this reason we’ve completely disassembled the car and will be going over every nut and bolt making the car virtually brand new. The chassis has been completely stripped and powder coated. We like to use powder coating on the chassis because it is very durable and gets in tight corners that paint has a difficult time covering. The drivetrain is all completely rebuilt and better than new.
The body on the car looks to be very solid and appears to have very little accident damage or rust. The body is now at the media blasters, so we’ll get a much better look and feel for what we are working with once it returns. We’ll be taking a very close look at the wood structure that the body fits to. It is very common on T-series cars to have wood rot and rust hiding behind the framing. This will be a very cool project, so please check back to watch at this TD comes back to life.
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