• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Neat find on the '63

vping

Yoda
Country flag
Offline
I was excited to find this still intact after 46 years. Vin #12968.

8-04-09-Cleanup004.jpg
 
OP
vping

vping

Yoda
Country flag
Offline
That's cool. I think my GT still has it too. I know the '65 has it.
 
Offline
My 1969 MGC had it written under the bonnet. The paint man "took care of it" for me.

:frown:
 

testaj

Member
Offline
Factory did it right to the end(1980) Bodies were painted and put on the assembly line. They would take the hoods (bonnets) off the cars to install the the engine and transmision and put them off to the side until the drivetrain was bolted up. Hence the number scribbled in the hoods, so they could match the correct hood with the car and not be off by slight color variances in the paint.
 

testaj

Member
Offline
rick_ingram said:
My 1969 MGC had it written under the bonnet. The paint man "took care of it" for me.

:frown:

a blue pencil and some sloppy handwriting should solve that problem for you.
 

davester

Jedi Trainee
Offline
Peter Egan wrote an article a long time ago that referred to such markings as ghosts, while discussing how much stuff should be removed and "cleaned up" when doing a renovation.
 

PAUL161

Great Pumpkin
Silver
Country flag
Online
When I was stripping the 72 to restore, I found some scribble under this light.
PC170010.jpg


What was so cool about it was, the scribble was the initials PJ. How ironic. I guess I was destined to have this car. Shame I didn't get it when it was new. I was told that some of the painters put their initials there while the paint was still wet. Looks like he used a pencil eraser or something similar. Even though the area was painted over, I never stripped the paint under the light and the impression is still there. I guess if I get rid of the car, it has to go to someone with the initials PJ. Cool!
jester.gif
 

tony barnhill

Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Offline
I think your car was repainted at some time before you took that photo, not sure; just a hunch.....look up under the dash at the backside of the radio support & tell me if the paint under there is the same as the paint that was on the body before you stripped it.

The only green available in '72 was Mallard Green but that's not what was on your car in the photo.....'71's got either the Mallard Green or New Racing Green but the green in the photo of your car is too bright to be NRG....the color in the photo looks sorta like '77's Brooklands Green.
 

PAUL161

Great Pumpkin
Silver
Country flag
Online
Your probably right Tony as the car was repainted. Looked like an Earl Schibe job, you know 29.95! But there were masking tape marks on some parts of the lights, actually all over the car, which leads me to believe they were never taken off for painting. I remember that the paint was a deeper color and very shiny under the lights. Wish I took a closer look at the time. The thin ring of paint behind the head light rims and behind the side chrome strips were darker also. Nothing was taken off, just taped up and sprayed.
confused0031.gif
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
W Neat Find Triumph 3
Sherlock 1920 Leyland open bus, neat find Other British Cars 5
Sherlock Neat Wolseley find, 1934 Hornet Special Other British Cars 1
Sherlock Neat E-Bay find Other British Cars 3
Basil Neat trick for reading oil level Restoration & Tools 7
Rut Neat trip, good friends! Spridgets 2
aeronca65t Neat old photo-Midget Spridgets 1
drooartz Neat lubrication chart Spridgets 6
P My neat garage Triumph 7
W Neat video with this one Spridgets 0
aeronca65t Neat Old Special Other Cars 3
SilentUnicorn neat motorcycle website. British Motorbikes 3
aeronca65t Neat Berkeley Page Other British Cars 7
T OT - neat project on eBay Triumph 0
walshja this is kinda neat Spridgets 15
T Neat project - Triumph Standard 10 Triumph 11
7 neat tool to make your own lead hammer. Restoration & Tools 10
SilentUnicorn Neat Tucker Other Cars 4
W A neat trick Spridgets 1
3798j TR2/3/3A Neat TR3 Accessories on Ebay Triumph 12
Gundy neat home for a LBC fan Spridgets 9
Hap Waldrop Neat hardtop Spridgets 16
S Neat Old Truck #2 Other Cars 5
Sherlock Neat old truck Other Cars 4
aeronca65t Neat , Vintage Magazine Ad Jaguar 3
Bruce_B Getting the wiring neat on my '58 BE Spridgets 0
Nunyas found a neat video on YouTube MG 6
W Neat Vintage Racer BE Spridgets 10
YankeeTR Neat TR Memorabilia on Ebay... Triumph 0
tony barnhill Neat Historic Racer on ebay Racing 3
aeronca65t Neat Posters Other Cars 9
SilentUnicorn Neat Car Other Cars 11
tomshobby Kind of a neat trick. Triumph 4
Wana Neat Healey watch Austin Healey 26
Sherlock Neat old race car pictures... Other Cars 3
Mickey Richaud Neat Website Other Cars 1
Bruce Bowker Another neat sedan on "rare" Bay Other British Cars 4
Sherlock Neat old racing pictures Other Cars 16
G Neat trick Triumph 5
Sherlock Neat handbuilt sports car Other Cars 13
Sherlock Neat old pictures of Edinburgh [with old cars...] Other British Cars 3
S neat racer on ebay Spridgets 2
Bruce Bowker Lots of work but a neat car Other British Cars 6
Sherlock My friends' neat new sports car... Other Cars 10
Sherlock Neat BMW 2002 prototype Other Cars 7
Sherlock Neat custom Mini [for sale... over in England] British Motor Corp 4
Sherlock Neat picture Other British Cars 0
Sherlock Found a neat Cortina hat tonight Other British Cars 0
Sherlock Stars and their cars... neat link Other Cars 6
aeronca65t Neat Bug/Frog Spridgets 2

Similar threads

Top