Eclectic Motorworks
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1961 MGA 1600

The square-tube crossmember developed some holes when we were grinding off the old floorboard rails and required a repair in the front. As these pieces are not available new, if the damage is not severe repair is the best option. If there is significant damage we can take a crossmember from another frame (expensive) or fabricate a new crossmember (even more expensive!)

We created another paper patern, this time of the front portion of the crossmember. We transferred it to the same 14-gauge steel we used for the main channel repairs and cut the piece to size. After some minor tweaking with a belt sander we cut the rusty metal out and welded in the repair piece.

With the frame repairs complete, the next step is to test-fit the floorboards and install the rails.


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