TRADITIONAL CELLULOSE COLOUR
Classic and vintage specials.
Sympathetic conservation, preservation and longevity
in refinishing and spray painting of classic and vintage vehicles.
Structural and panel refabrication.
1951 MG TD Rebuild
The first few pictures show the car as it arrived here in 2011. Work eventually started on the rebuild in autumn 2012. Despite the superficially good appearance, the body was not in good condition, as we shall see, and was totally dismantled.
Chassis and undercarriage repainted with proper commercial poly synthetic chassis paint, and rear board refitted.
While various body bits were being painted etc. the engine was being built up.
The production line! Engine bits foreground, then body parts, and the vehicle behind. The Land Rover bulkhead hanging p is not part of the build!
Inside faces of the bulkhead also finished in black and oversprayed with satin finish.
All woodwork has been treated with clear wood preservative.
That is sawdust on the support hoop, from the drillings in the top frame for bulkhead fixing.
The inner cladding of the door opening has been plug welded to the outer skin here, as per the original vehicle, and the front edge has been fixed to the bulkhead timber.
Panel to wood frame fixings are all brass woodscrews, countersunk flush to the panel. This is an upgrade from the standard pin fixings.
The overlap by the scuttle panel has been delinieated, and this will be painted before the scuttle is fitted.
Joint butt seam welded together.