Monthly Archiv: January, 2013

1955 MG TF Teardown

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.


1973 TR6: Teardown

Today we finished the first stage of teardown on this untouched, low-mileage 1974 TR6 for restoration. This very solid example has typical undercoater all over the inner fenders that will be removed and replaced with Wurth Self Etch Primer under a topcoat.

Many of the inner surfaces will be blasted while the entire exterior will be chemically stripped to prevent warping.

Federal XJ6C: Stripped & Painted


Some great progress to report from Jetstream who finished the car Federal XJ6 in a DuPont hue similar to Ecurie Ecosse Blue. This 11-part paint benefits from a high-gloss finish. It was applied to entire body, engine bay and underside.