Mike Elder 1973 MGB

1973 MGB

This car was sold for scrap in an estate sale. The former owner never got around to fixing her up and she sat rotting away in a field till the sale. 

I had only gone to the sale in search of hotrod parts, but this little car called out to me for help. We are after all the same model year.

I brought it home with the intent to clean it up and let my fiancé drive it for fun. It quickly became a full and complete restoration and customization. The 1973 MGB now has parts and pieces from Audi, Volkswagen, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Buick and even parts from a 1965 International dump truck!

It's been updated with tilt column, touch screen radio and wide 8 inch wheels covered by steel flares. The engine is more or less stock with electronic ignition and a 100 amp mini-alternator from a fork lift. The body is customized with all metal modifications. Audi A4 front fender flares cut and grafted to the rear quarters. The front fenders are from a VW Rabbit. 

The lights were shaved and the trim deleted as were the door locks. The front valance is a custom piece with a Beetle turn and park lights. The dash is custom made from Cherry and includes a full set of white gauges and a GM steering column.

I did all of the work from start to finish by myself in my garage. It's been a lot of fun to build. My fiancé  has had a blast putting the first 100 miles on the 1973 MGB so far!