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1968 MG BGT

MGBGT Wiring

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whilst John is busy stripping the MGBGT of it’s interior and exterior components he is photographing and documenting the wiring as it is so that

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Why a new body shell was more cost effective

Here you can see the extent of work that is required on the existing body shell of our MGBGT.

We are never put off by the amount of bodywork that is required on a restoration. At the end of the day, we are restoration specialists so no task is ever too daunting but we always consider our customer’s purse strings; our time in labour is not always the most cost effective option!

This is a prime example of why a new body shell for our 1968 MGBGT restoration was by far the better option.

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

1968 MG BGT Stripped

A lot of time and effort would be required to get this back up to Bridge Classic Cars standards whereas…

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

As you can see, we try, as best as we can, to match our coffee mugs with the colour of the vehicle we are working on!!

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

1968 MGBGT New Body Shell

Our new MGBGT body has arrived…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]…and we were expecting to be carrying out a lot more remedial work than what is actually required on this one. Good news for us as Asa, John and Mark can be working on different parts of this project now and even better news for Mr D as he’ll be incurring less labour charges which will all help keep within his his budget.

Now all of the components are removed and the bodyshell is here the next stop is the body shop. The next time we see this beauty she’ll be Snowberry White.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”6403,6402,6401,6399,6398,6397,6396,6582,6583″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Sean has been busy striping the MGBGT

As we await the new old body shell that will be arriving at Bridge Classic Cars later this month, work got underway today on stripping and removing all of the components from our existing MGBGT ready for the restoration to begin.

Sean joined the Bridge Classic Cars team today and immediately got stuck in to the project.

Just one day down and the removal task is almost done!!

MGBGT Stripped at Bridge Classic Cars

MGBGT Stripped at Bridge Classic Cars

MGBGT Wiring

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whilst John is busy stripping the MGBGT of it’s interior and exterior components he is photographing and documenting the wiring as it is so that it makes the job of reinstalling that bit easier. Although we’ll be fitting a brand new wiring loom throughout a record may come in very handy as a place to refer back to.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”8306,8307,8308,8309,8310,8311,8312,8313,8314,8315″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Removing and Reconditioning the MGBGT Axle

Mark and Sean have been busy stripping our MGBGT of all of it’s components in preparation for the new body shell to arrive.

As parts are being removed, we are stripping, cleaning, repairing and refurbishing any components that we intend on refitting.

We find it best to refurbish as we go, not only does it add a bit of variety to the tasks in hand (as stripping a car all day everyday can become a bit boring) but it is also a good exercise to analyse what parts can be re-used and whether new parts will be a more cost effective option.

Here we are working on the MGBGT axle, it’s cleaned up and one coat of paint has been applied to freshen it up.

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1968 MGBGT require the sills replacing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’ve just arrived back to the workshop having collected a 1968 MGBGT that requires a bit of attention.

Our first assignment is to replace the sills before we discuss phase 2 of the work to be carried out.

Here we are arriving back at the Bridge Classic Cars workshops on Deben Road in Ipswich.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”5316,5317,5318,5319,5320,5321,5322,5323,5312,5315″][/vc_column][/vc_row]