The British Motor Industry is quite well and alive. We have a brand new MG TF body to prove it.
Recently the Hutson Motor Company Limited sent us a nice gift in the mail and it will get our MG TF restoration up off the ground.
Huston have been making these ash-framed beauties since 1988 and I love M.A.Hutson’s philosophy: “We have never sought to compete on price with any of our products, a correctly manufactured component that fits without modification and works correctly will, from our experience in vehicle manufacture cost less by the time it is on the car than one that has been turned out to a budget.”
With ambitious eyes we begin our third winter restoration. This MG TF was a long time gift that has remained in the same family for considerable time. The goal is to turn it into a showcar which will mean a complete frame up job.
Being the last of the T-series MGs this model still retains the wood frame central tub with sheetmetal overtop. MG certainly made a great leap when they went from this model to the MGA.
They certainly come apart fast. We are happy to report this a matching numbers car with an original wiring harness and no missing pieces.
Still attached to the front windscreen is an inspection sticker that was in BC required for all cars. This drive-through service is long gone but you still see the stickers every now and again. This car was inspected in October of 1982 and that is probably around the time it was last used.
Just completed this early MGB engine bay which included a respray of the entire bay and every component.
The car was never dismantled so maintaining the original configuration was essential. This included carefully cleaning and retaining the original wiring harness, as well as every fastener. All the bolts and hardware were CAD plated while the black bits were sent to Professional Components for flat-black powder coating.
The last picture shows the same car before the work.