Contributors: R. Smith/A. Henderson
The earliest Signal Switch Covers were 14mm wide versus later ones which were 18MM wide. BMC switched to the wider switch cover to accomodate headlight flasher functionality.
Earliest Cover on left, later cover on right side of picture:
Contributors: R. White/A. Henderson
Early MGBs used staples and wood to secure the upholstery to the seat frames backs. This was a carryover from MGA production and although unsure of the change over date to half inch clips, car # 8273 still had use of the staples and wood.
This first picture shows how the wood was secured to the frame:
Here is another view:
This pic illustates how the upholstery was secured to the wood via staples:
Perhaps this is a better pic to show the staples securing the upholstery:
Contrasted with a seat back from a later MKI seat frame back. Notice the use of the 1/2 round clips:
Lastly is a photo that illustates the style of upholstery used on MKI seat frames be they the early wood and stapled secured type or via the black clips:
Author: R. White
At some point, the location of the Trunk Rod Support bracket changed from closer to the Wheel well to further back in the boot. I was unable to find a changeover point. The first picture is from car #8273 and the second is from a car built in the 70,000 range built in late ’65 or early ’66.
Author: A. Henderson
These photos are of what the first of the Bs had in their footwells as far as carpet (none), rubber and vinyl covered hardboards go.
These apply to the earliest of pull handle cars. This one is an unrestored, scrupulously maintained as original #1105.
Please note that these apply with respect to the hardboard up to approx. car 2600 or so dependent on interior colour. After that they change to carpeting on the front toeboard and sides of the tunnel.