|Oily Hand's Life with MGs
The ongoing TLC on the ZS180 continues. Tidying up the rather worn seats was next on the list. It wasn't too difficult apart from the filling which was nowhere near as easy as the insrtuction videos make out. It's turned out not bad though. A few more bits to do but that was the worst one out of the way.
Lots of small tidying up jobs on this car, thankfully no serious problems apart from a water leak into the passenger footwell. This appears to be coming from the windscreen seal to the body so it will be sorted by the body man when it goes in.
In the meantime I've been tidying up the wheels. They were badly kerbed and the paint was flaking off in places. It's not a concours finish but looks good enough for me. I have the centres still to do but waiting for some bits to arrive.
I have some of the decals I need for the wheel centres and with them came some for the front and rear badges. The front badge is fine but he rear was very faded. It looks great now.
Another job on the list is to repair the scuffed bolsters on the front seats. I have a leather repair kit and it seems fairly straightforward to do so watch this space. The black will be easy enough but getting a colour match on the blue may be tricky.
Hi, I'm Owen and I've been having fun with MGs since 1970, starting with my 1937 MGTA. Since then I've had three Y types and a couple of Z Magnettes. I now have a 1971 MGB GT along with the TA and my wife and I are still having fun