While we don’t get really cold weather where I live we do get weather. Yesterday it actually snowed. My MGB GT lives out in the unheated barn that is now located across a field of snow. More snow is in the forecast!

Fortunately a good chunk of my MGB is inside the house in my basement; on storage shelves and in my workshop. I have the front suspension, all of the auxiliary engine parts, the radiator, steering rack, cylinder heads and hundreds of other little pieces that need cleaning and painting. And we can’t forget about 5 boxes of new parts that I’ve bought that live in my office at present. No wonder my wife hates this project!

I’m spending time every day cleaning parts and prepping them for painting and reassembly with the idea that in the spring when the weather is warmer I can just bolt the MGB GT back together in minimal time. Sounds good but in reality I’m sure there will be a few glitches. At the same time, this is the most labour intensive areas of my restoration.

My MGB GT lives in this snow covered barn
My MGB GT lives in this snow covered barn

Here’s a look at my workshop table with lots of goodies on it that have just been cleaned. It actually is rather satisfying to take these 50 year old grungy chunks of metal and make them look good again. Another entertaining part of this is deciding what colour to paint each item. Original or something different?

MGB parts on the workbench
MGB parts on the workbench
MGB valve covers almost ready for paint. What colour?
MGB valve covers almost ready for paint. What colour?
MGB front shocks in the process of being cleaned
MGB front shocks in the process of being cleaned

It always good to look at old photos as well, a little progress made.

Dirty MGB GT suspension
Dirty MGB GT suspension

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