Much more useable with the tonneau. Took her to Harrogate MG annual meeting - literally thousands of cars - it was immediately grabbed at the gate and taken to the paddock for 'cars of special interest'. It was crowded out with spectators all day. It was almost embarrassing. On the road, even motorbikes nod and give you the thumbs up as you as they scream past
Hi everyone! Long time no post from me. It's just a quicky to all who are now building a replicar. Have a think early on about a towing eye. We have just fitted one some time after completion. It might be worth doing any welding or fabrication early and decide where you are going to bring it through/under the car etc. Doing it later, we didn't have so many options and it was a bit of a fuss.
In the end we made two hefty bars that came forward from the bottom of the space frame either side of the radiator towards the front of the car. Then we attached an equally hefty cross bar between the two with the eye in the middle. Painted black so that you can't see it behind the grille. To tow or pull onto a trailer the rope would have to go through the 'mouth'. Not ideal but at least if a tyre gets shredded we won't be left scratching our heads. If we had thought about it earlier we would have brought a visible one through the tub towards the near side (post IVA).
Its about attaching the strap to something solid so it wont damage the front skirt and body when you start to pull. That skirt is really low compared to the sub frame and suspension etc. To attach any thing to the car, it'll either have to go under the skirt to the subframe etc or through the 'grill'/mouth - but there's nothing there to attach anything to, unless you make it like James has. The bottom chassis rail just lines up with the mouth, so seemed an obvious choice to mount his towing solution. Hasten to add we've never needed one yet, dry weather driving last year was a dream and looking forward to more this year - without a hitch, fingers crossed.
Im using 15" wires with spinners, Westie66 has tracked down a bit of electronic kit that allows you change the speedo feed to match the wheel dia/circ (have a look on his thread) so I may even use them for Iva to increase ground clearance.
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