I will blast it someday, but for now, I am sanding as smooth as I can and just primering it for now.
I think I am going to do an old school rat rod style with this one for the time being.
- cut the front springs &
- remove a leaf in the back to lower it 2 inches.
- Primer black with a red off centered stripe
- Black wheels with chrome beauty rings
- loud exhaust.
Here is an example of the stance and the wheels I am going to do.
Actually, I like the white as well. Maybe I will go with the white and do the black hood. Hmm.
This car needs tires and so I went to Craigslist to see what might be available on the cheap. Good news! 185 65 14's. The same size that is on my other MGB. A set of 4 with 75% of the tread still on them for $60. I made a trip to check them out and haggled a price of $50. Sweet!
Now all we need to do is pull off the other tires and mount these. If you thought I was on a budget with the other B, this budget is even smaller. Looks like we are learning to mount tires.
Here is a couple of videos of me removing and replacing a tire on one of the rims. I did a little research online and this is my first ever attempt. All turned out well and it only took about 10 minutes. Check it out. The first one is getting the old tire off... and the second is mounting the new tire.
After the good times, I decided to spend a little time sanding and primering. Most of one side is done, but in the process I discovered a few areas of interest. Looks like some rust in the usual areas and some bondo here and there.
I will blast it someday, but for now, I am sanding as smooth as I can and just primering it for now.I think I am going to do an old school rat rod style with this one for the time being.- cut the front springs &- remove a leaf in the back to lower it 2 inches.- Primer black with a red off centered stripe- Black wheels with chrome beauty rings- loud exhaust.Here is an example of the stance and the wheels I am going to do.