RESTORATION
chris@roopsmg.com

This is the resurrection story of a forlorn little MGB that sat for at least five years out in the weather at a garage in Walla Walla, WA. As I was too cheap to buy it for the asking price, it slowly succumbed to vandals and thieves. The works hardtop was reworked with a baseball bat and the alloy hood was stolen. Someone had rebuilt the engine, but never fired it up. The oil filter was dry. This car should have been parted out. It needed new sills (only because some DPO had welded the fenders to them), doglegs, floorboards, and front fenders. Below are pictures as it looked stripped and ready to go over the mountain to Peterson's in La Grande.

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Back from Pendleton Body Shop, it now has those new floors, sills, doglegs, and a DBRG paint job. I highly recommend Larry's work to anyone in the area considering having their tub redone. And, after two cars for me, they for sure have MGB experience!

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Note the overspray on the crossmember and steering rack. It is best to do those after a trip to the bodyshop. This particular frontend needed a complete rebuild, so it really didn't matter. Also, you can see that my doors are not hung at the right position for loading with the door components. The door bodyline should be at least 1/8" higher than the same line on the rear quarter. My error.

And in the next shots, you will see how it all turned out. Sorry I didn't pay more attention to keeping this a running record.

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