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Our MGBGT Refit

Fitting out our 1968 MGBGT is well underway now with John and Lauren taking full control.

First stop today, re-installing the newly refurbished engine. The colour combination of the original MG Damask Red engine against the Snowberry White body looks stunning.

Refitting our MGBGT engine

Refitting our MGBGT engine

Refitting our MGBGT engine

Refitting our MGBGT engine

Refitting our MGBGT engine

Refitting our MGBGT engine

Our brief is to create a restored car that has certain aspects of Patina. Mr D wants a useable restoration, one that has kept some of the original features where possible rather than replacing everything with brand new. He wants a car that he can enjoy.

We make the decision to restore the original steel wheels rather than replacing with new. They were in fantastic, physical condition but they did require a facelift so we stripped them back and reapplied a slightly metallic paint finish. It gives the look of a brand new set for a fraction of the cost…and we we’re able to keep the original parts, that’s always good!

MGBGT Wheels

Next up we managed to rescue the original dashboard cover. With the dash away at our paint shop for the wrinkle effect application it gave Lauren time to sort the interior components and assessed what could be saved. I think you’ll agree, the top of the dash has come up beautifully so why replace with new?

MGBGT Dashboard Top

MGBGT Refit

MGBGT Refit

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