The finishing touches

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As our final full day comes to a close on our 1966 MG Midget, it’s a been a busy week but a very rewarding week.

And even after all these years in the business, we occasionally slip up too but luckily our slip up was only minor and we were able to resolve it in super quick time…the wheel spinners!

To finish off the freshly refurbished wheels we thought it would look stunning if we fitted brand new MG wheel spinners.

We’ve had them on the shelf since day one, when we first ordered all of the parts we thought we would need. It’s good to be prepared.

As they were one of the last components to fit we left them in their boxes to avoid them getting any damage.

Turns out, there are two types of MG wheel spinners available: 8TPI and 12TPI. Today we discovered that the earlier models of the MG Midget have 8TPI, guess what we had purchased all those weeks ago, and didn’t think to check…yep 12TPI. Wrong!

So a quick call to the guys at Moss Europe and overnight delivery of the 8TPI spinners and she’ll be done and ready to go home.

As you’ll see from the image gallery, the roof is finally complete and works a treat. The original plinth that we had refurbished has now been attached to the front grille and is looking amazing on the car. The chrome B-Post plates have arrived and the wheels are on…not secure…but on!

One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was the door cards. The interior of this beauty was actually in very good condition so very little work was required. Once the car had been painted and we fitted the existing door card we felt that next to the brightness of the red they just looked tired. We called around and managed to secure a set or brand new doors cards, exactly the same style as the existing ones and they even had the white piping so we snapped them up! A great decision we feel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”5622,5623,5624,5625,5626,5627,5628,5629,5630,5631,5632,5633,5634,5635,5636,5637,5638,5639,5640,5641,5642″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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