Restoration Play-by-Play

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Photo for Repairing & Rebuilding the SeatsRepairing & Rebuilding the Seats

In this session, Bob discusses how he repaired and rebuilt his seats  Read more


Photo for Inner Wheel WellInner Wheel Well

Bob continues with his MGA restoration - this time he is replacing the entire wheel well.  Read more


Photo for Front Frame Extension Part 2Front Frame Extension Part 2

Work to the front frame extension continues.  Read more


Photo for Front Frame Extension Part 1Front Frame Extension Part 1

In this article Bob tackles the front extension.  Read more


Photo for How to Bend MetalHow to Bend Metal

In this article, Bob provides information on how to bend metal.  Read more


Photo for Back to the Inner SillBack to the Inner Sill

Bob returns, once again, to the inner sills.  Read more


Photo for Front Frame ExtensionFront Frame Extension

The next project Bob tackles is the replacement of the front frame extension.  Read more


Photo for Return to the Inner SillReturn to the Inner Sill

In this session, Bob returns to the inner sill.  Read more


Photo for Foot Well Body Mount and BoltFoot Well Body Mount and Bolt

Bob's next project is the foot well body mount and bolt.  Read more


Photo for Door Hinge PlateDoor Hinge Plate

Following a break, Bob returns to start work on the door hinge plate.  Read more


Photo for More Body WorkMore Body Work

Bob returns to do some further repair work on the inner sill and panels. Worked on the inner sill somemore today. I need to cut away rust but…  Read more


Photo for More Engine WorkMore Engine Work

In this session, Bob returns to do further refinements on the engine.  Read more


Photo for Starting the EngineStarting the Engine

In this session, Bob returns to the engine to do some more clean up, and perhaps start the engine.  Read more


Photo for Repairing the Outer Sills - Part 2Repairing the Outer Sills - Part 2

Bob continues with the restoration of the sills and posts.  Read more


Photo for Repairing the Outer Sills - Part 1Repairing the Outer Sills - Part 1

Bob describes the repair of the outer sills of his MGA restoration project.  Read more


Photo for Repairing the Door Hinges and Aligning the PanelsRepairing the Door Hinges and Aligning the Panels

In this session, Bob documents how he repaired the door hinges and then aligned the door panels.  Read more


Photo for Repair of the Inner SillRepair of the Inner Sill

In this session, Bob discusses the repair of the inner sill.  Read more


Photo for Repair of Rust Areas Around Rear WindowRepair of Rust Areas Around Rear Window

In this session, Bob discusses how he went about repairing rust around the rear window.  Read more


Photo for Bob’s Restoration - Checking the CarbsBob’s Restoration - Checking the Carbs

Checking the carbs revealed an unexpected problem.  Read more


Photo for Bob’s Restoration - Boot Floor ReplacementBob’s Restoration - Boot Floor Replacement

Bob's next task is to replace the rusted boot floor.  Read more


Photo for Bob’s Restoration - Assessing the Rust and EngineBob’s Restoration - Assessing the Rust and Engine

Part 3 of the Bob's restoration of his 1958 MGA Coupe uncovers some rust issues and an initial look at the engine.  Read more


Photo for Restoration of Bob Krzywicki’s 1958 MGA Coupe - Part 2Restoration of Bob Krzywicki’s 1958 MGA Coupe - Part 2

Part 2 of Bob's restoration covers the removal of the fenders.  Read more


Photo for Restoration of Bob Krzywicki’s 1958 MGA Coupe - IntroductionRestoration of Bob Krzywicki’s 1958 MGA Coupe - Introduction

NAMGAR member, Bob Krzywicki, has very kindly agreed to provide content and photos of the restoration by him and his sons of his 1958 MGA Coupe for NAMGAR's first restoration play-by-play on the website. Over the next few months we will regularly post updates on the progress of his restoration.  Read more