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MG TD TF 1500 - Rear wing (fender) guards
|I don't much care for the rock chips that I'm gettig on the leading lower face of the rear wings. I saw some metal guards sometime ago and was wondering if any one has them. Do they do the job and are there any available anywhere?|
One of our club members had the aluminum guards on his TF.
He got the TF from Australia, in the 80's with them on it.
Must have been an item available back then in Oz if that's any help.
They sure look nice!
|Don, I believe I saw a set on e-bay from down under a few years ago. Maybe our friends there can help me out.|
|Any good panel beater with an English Wheel should be able to pop them out with little effort.|
|We probably have a few around here, but they sure don't make there presence known. What ya think... stainless? aluminium? I'm not so sure that the ones I saw weren't cast. |
|Must have been a fairly popular accessory down under as I see several with them here.|
|More from Aussie land. Maybe 8 or so if you scroll through all the chasis numbers.|
|And for you TD owners, check out this site if you haven't already. Click on the chassis number to get a look at the cars. Firsy one is certainly a little different.|
|LaVerne: Rather than mount those, I'd visit a shop that specializes in applying the clear vinyl prtectors to the front clips of modern sports cars. They could form and apply clear invisable shields to protect that area in about 5 minutes, and I'd bet it wouldn't cost much at all. I think the metal ones decrease the beauty of the car.|
To the best of my knowledge,these after market aluminium stone guards were manufactured by 'Monaro Motors' which was located on the eastern side of Australia during the 1950s and 1960s.They had a nicely done 'MG'logo stamped from behind which was visible on the face. I remember restoring a pair that came with the purchase of our first TF in 1976.This company also manufactured Aeroscreens with appropriate base plinth,cast Rocker Cover caps etc.
These items are fairly rare.
|Thanks Rob, I think I'll see If I can track down a pair that aren't to bunged up. Forgive my ignorance Rob, but are they referred to as wings, fenders, mud guards in OZ? Might make my search a bit easier.|
Larry, I agree but I've already done a lot of touching up and if I went the vinyl route I'd probably have to respray and That ain't gonna happen.
|I agree LaVerne. When I had my Mercedes SLKs, both had too many stone chips already to even consider applying the vinyl without a respray.|
These fittings to the rear guards are usually,in Australia,referred to as Stone Guards.As an aside,the rear guards themselves used to be described in some circles as 'mud guards'!
Originally,the aluminium Monaro Motors Stone Guards were affixed to the rear guards with large flat headed aluminium rivets.Not sure if I would use this method on gleaming painted guards now!
This thread was discussed between 19/03/2008 and 21/03/2008
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