Mike Elder's 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!