1967 MGB GT restoration

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A few photos of what my 1967 MGB GT looks like down in the barn. The car is still hanging from the rafters making it easier for me to get underneath. I’ve been slowly cleaning all the old oil and undercoating off the undercarriage.

MGB GT hanging from the barn rafters
MGB GT hanging from the barn rafters

The MGB GT looks pretty funny when you walk in.

MGB GT hoisted up in the barn
MGB GT hoisted up in the barn

Most of the engine compartment is now sprayed with primer. I’ll be giving this a light sanding and then spraying the area with hopefully a good match of what is close to the original Sandy Beige, a rare colour. When the MG was resprayed in the 1990’s Sikkens was used and the colour is a little lighter than the original. I prefer the Sikkens colour and hope I can match it accurately.

MGB GT primed engine compartment
MGB GT primed engine compartment

The inner wheel wells are almost clean enough for undercoating. The only bad areas are the stupid shelf at the top where years of sand and dirt had collected. I just photographed this area and unfortunately found my first real rust through issue.

Cleaning inside the MGB GT inner fenders
Cleaning inside the MGB GT inner fenders

The drivers side shelf. I’ll likely get some POR15 in there and add a layer of mesh.

Some rust through in the inner fender
Some rust through in the inner fender

The passenger side shelf has other issues. What a stupid design this area is! At least it shouldn’t be difficult to get everything under control.

More rust in the MGB GT passengers side shelf
More rust in the MGB GT passengers side shelf

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