1949 MG TC
Front wings and firewall removed.
Down to the bare chassis, ready to sandblast.
Old rusty patch peeled off right sill area. The original sheet metal
was still underneath. Absolutely the worst way
to make a repair.
This is the old rotten bodywork hidden by the patch.
Removing the sheet metal revealed rotten wood.
It took a ten ton hydraulic press to get the pistons
The cylinder bores are very rusty.
out of the front wheel cylinders.
Glass beading the wheel cylinders revealed deep
After boring out the cylinders we machine bronze
liners and press them in to bring the cylinder back
to original dimensions. They will never corrode again.
Badly worn kingpins and bushings.
New kingpin and bushings installed in stub axle.
Front spring shackles
badly worn and rusty. This is
how the piston came out of the brake master.
Brazed on patch visible beneath tar undercoating.
Peeling off patch revealed original rusty metal underneath.
Bottom rear corner of right door.
New wood needed here
Right side body tub with rotten wood and sheet metal removed.
Bare chassis sandblasted.
New wood fitted to right side.
New fenderwell fabricated and installed.
New front quarter fabricated.
Differential installed in chassis.
Front axle installed in chassis.
Engine and transmission installed in chassis.
Now a rolling chassis.