1977 MGB Roadster Restoration

Inch Perfect – Fitting Carpets and Panels to the 1977 MGB Roadster

Brian, our master in-house trimmer here at Bridge Classic Cars, has been working on the next phase of the interior of the 1977 MGB Roadster.

The rear was the first port of call for Brian on the journey of getting the interior complete. The rear bulkhead panels and carpet had to be put in place before moving forward. Brian had to retrim a few of the pieces from the carpet kit as they were oversized, the fit and finish on the Roadster has to be 100% right which is the standard of all Bridge Classic Cars interiors.

Brian also had to fabricate and modify some panels to take into account the rear speakers. Carefully, Brian made a template for the speaker grille and cut it out of black perforated steel which will sit behind the quarter panels, now with their hand-cut and finished openings for the speakers.

With the rear bulkhead trimmed, Brian could then start fitting the base panels which have been trimmed in match black carpet. Then the flooring could be laid and glued down into the classic 1970s roadster. Each piece was first offered up by Brian and if the fit wasn’t right, using his huge experience and skill, it could be trimmed to get the perfect fit for the car.

The work is progressing quickly on the 1977 MGB Roadster in with Bridge Classic Cars so keep an eye out here on the News Page for more updates on this fantastic little sports car.