Thursday, 11 August 2011

Betty the MGB

My cousin's husband, Mark, is a lucky boy. When they were househunting a while back, his principle stipulation was that he'd need to have space to build a nice big garage to play in, and that's exactly what he did.
He's a die-hard VW enthusiast and his daily driver is a '57 Beetle that he lovingly restored. He's been working on a '67 splittie for some time, which is almost nearing paint stage, but a few years ago he accidentally distracted himself by buying Helen, my cousin, an MGB. It was tired but seemed like an easy project; however, on stripping it down there turned out to be a little more work than he first thought, so the splittie's been on the back burner while he gets stuck into the MG.

As you can see, there's been a lot of cutting, welding, swearing, sanding and spraying, but the time's approaching when Betty will finally be back on the road...

...stay tuned to SuckSqueezeBangBlow for further updates. (And, of course, news on the camper!) You can see from these pictures of the Beetle that Mark doesn't do things by halves.

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