The rotten areas of our 1969 MGBGT have now been fully repaired and painted.
As the bumper is an original MG part, our brief is to repair this specific bumper or source, repair and re-chrome an original. Buying new in this instance is probably the most cost effective, once you take into account the labour to repair but as it is original, the customer wants to keep the originality as much as possible.
The bumper has been sourced and is now away with Wyatt Polishing being re-chromed.
As you can see from the pictures, we have a lot to tackle with this one.
Our 1969 MGBGT came in to us a couple of weeks ago after being involved in a minor accident which damaged the front grille and chrome bumper. By stripping the components ready for the body repair to commence we have exposed a lot of the rot around the front inner wing and headlight surround. This is something we will have to address before carrying out our intended work.
The front end of our 1969 MGBGT is now stripped and ready for the repair work to begin.
Earlier this week we received approval by the insurers for Bridge Classic Cars to carry out the repairs on the 1969 MGBGT we recently inspected.
As the bumpers are factory fitted, original bumpers it is important for the customer that we source or repair original bumpers. Neither he, nor the insurers wish for the chrome work to be replaced with aftermarket so it is important that we source original.
We will first assess whether the originals can be removed and repaired. If this stretches the budget too far then other original bumpers will be sourced, repaired and re-chromed as necessary.
First we need to strip the front so we can prepare the repair the damaged areas and prepare the bodywork for paint.
Today, we have inspected a 1969 MG BGT that was involved in an unfortunate accident yesterday.
From first impressions; the original bumpers and front grille will need to be repaired. During the impact to the front, the weakness around the front headlights, due to age related corrosion, have been further weakened so will need to be cut out and repaired. The bonnet has been slightly buckled, preventing the mechanism from running smoothly. The front valance, arches and bonnet will need to be resprayed.
A full report will be drafted up and then we will await further instruction from the insurance company.