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Old 8th March 2015, 10:58
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Good luck with your project. The wheelbase of the MGF is only 64mm more than the Europa and body width is 3mm narrower so should be be a good donor I think.
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Old 8th March 2015, 19:40
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been digging around the tin ter net and found this by a company call blaze,
a bit of before and after but very encouraging and one of the few that do use the mgf chases not just the parts off it.
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Good luck with your project. The wheelbase of the MGF is only 64mm more than the Europa and body width is 3mm narrower so should be be a good donor I think.
Seems to work OK. Drop the Lotus bonnet line at the nose, add 3-4 inches into the Lotus belt line, lower the MG a bit.



Door shuts and side glass could be altered to use MGF shapes.

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Or how about -



Alfa 4C wheelbase = 2380mm
MGF wheelbase? 2380mm

Just a thought...
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Alfa 4C wheelbase = 2380mm
MGF wheelbase? 2380mm

Just a thought...
I like your thinking!!!
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The fifty grand price tag for a donor may tend put the less well-heeled off though! :-)
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The fifty grand price tag for a donor may tend put the less well-heeled off though! :-)
no no no he means turn an mgf into an alfa...keep up scottie
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It would'nt be as quick would it? :-)
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Alfa 4C wheelbase = 2380mm
MGF wheelbase? 2380mm

Just a thought...
The dimensions look very good, the screen and driving position look very close to the 4C also. The big question is how would Alfa feel about it?
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I'm sure they'd be delighted. Could end up with a horse's head on my pillow though...
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It would'nt be as quick would it? :-)
spitfire powered xkss ooops sorry ha ha
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Seems to work OK. Drop the Lotus bonnet line at the nose, add 3-4 inches into the Lotus belt line, lower the MG a bit.



Door shuts and side glass could be altered to use MGF shapes.
I'll be watching this with great interest, thing that put me off was the MGs windows.
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Banks Europa sell all the body panels but it would mean a lot of cutting and sticking.

http://www.parts.banks-europa.co.uk/orders_frame.htm

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Saw this one for sale on ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2217110730...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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I'll be watching this with great interest, thing that put me off was the MGs windows.
nice pics still not told the wife I am adding to the collection the plan is to get a mgf and put it in hiding aka my garage. the things you have to do see you friday hammy
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advice on fibre glass matting suppliers anyone and dose resin go off I have about 10lts in a drum but the last time I used it, it took forever to dry dose it pass a use by date
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advice on fibre glass matting suppliers anyone and dose resin go off I have about 10lts in a drum but the last time I used it, it took forever to dry dose it pass a use by date
East Coast Fibreglass are always helpful:

http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk

Use more catalyst in your old resin and it should be fine. Do test piece to check first.

I will be posting your light covers out later this week.
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East Coast Fibreglass are always helpful:

http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk

Use more catalyst in your old resin and it should be fine. Do test piece to check first.

I will be posting your light covers out later this week.
thanks think I still have your bank details but just encase pm the to me please with the cost when your ready
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Old 17th March 2015, 20:36
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Default mgf sorted bring on the europa cuts

full service history 3 owners from new head gasket already changed failed the MOT on welding on the sills 250quid goes like stink, wares my hammer $_12.JPG

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Nice one, MGF's really are an ebay bargain at the moment.
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