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    Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    If you frequent the MG thread you might have met Saltiga who live in Australia. We have been chatting and he sent me a few pics. The magnitude of the project made me think others might want to see. Plus there is a twist. (and who doesn't love a twist)

    His first project is Big Healey which he got from Texas.

    Pile O cars.jpg

    as found.

    AH half.jpg
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    John-Peter Smit
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    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    But here is the twist:

    He acquired this

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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    which gave him the skills to do this

    AH Top 1.JPG

    and this

    AH top 2.JPG

    which led to this

    AH top 3.JPG

    and finally this - amazing!

    healey rear 3-4.JPG
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    So now he is doing this:

    MG old.JPG

    which involves this:

    MG shell making.JPG

    and this

    MG shell new.JPG

    I am so very impressed!
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    Impressive indeed!

    All it takes is luck, time, dedication, skills ... and a LOT of $$$!

    (How does one "acquire" a trimaran?)
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    WOW!
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Impressive indeed!

    All it takes is luck, time, dedication, skills ... and a LOT of $$$!

    (How does one "acquire" a trimaran?)
    The same way one acquires a car - they follow you home! (It followed me, can I keep it?)
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    WOW!
    Indeed!
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    Re: Interesting project - and a twist on the hardtop.

    And I thought I was doing good when I changed
    the oil in the Midget!
    Never do anything you
    wouldn't want to explain
    to the paramedics.

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