Early Body Colour Rear Bumper Corner Fillers

Author: A. Henderson
To Car #28264 approx. Jan 64
 
The first several years of
MGB production used a painted, body colour filler between the corner of the rear
bumper and the body.  This is attached by 4 posidrive blunt head screws into
blind fixes inside the trunk.  The filler is made of steel with an outer
slightly rolled edge.  The filler was painted body colour prior to its assembly
to the body of the car. 
Later MGBs to the end of
chrome bumper production use a slightly smaller in all dimensions bright alloy
filler attached by 3 screws.
These early rear bumper
fillers are NLA new from any known source, but can be successfully made from 18
ga steel with a hammer rolled edge.  Many unknowing owners substitute the later
commonly available bright alloy filler. 
 Pic #1  Early Body colour
Filler
 Pic #2  Later bright alloy
Filler
MVC-043S
MVC-044S
 
 
 
 

Very Early MGB Front Signal/Parking Lamp Lenses

Author: A. Henderson
Early MGBs until the 1967/68 market in the USA and 1966
market in Canada had all clear Lucas signal/parking lamp lenses.  The switch to
amber/partial amber lenses was completed by the 1968 model year.  The 2 bulb
lamp body was replaced completely as was the lense for the 1970 model year
although the new one piece lense shape remained identical to the 1962-69
lenses.
Very early MGBs had a unique parking lamp lense in that
the flutes on the lense were horizontal, matching the flutes on the signal lamp
part of the lense.  These parking lamp lenses with horizontal flutes are
unavailable from any known source. Replacement lenses with the later, vertical
flutes are available from normal sources either as OE Lucas, or unbranded
aftermarket.
 The plastic used in these lenses reacts badly to UV
rays and takes on a white, milky appearance over time.  It is unknown as to the
specific change point from horizontal to vertical fluting on the parking lamp
lense.
MVC-041S

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