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MG TD TF 1500 - spare tire carrier- bolt type
|All: can anyone tell me the type of bolt and washer (4 total) that secures the spare tire carrier to the top rail at the rear of a 52TD? It is the one with the acorn nuts exposed on the rear of the vehicle. Also, I assume that these protrude through the "leather". |
|Hi Dave, I just checked on my bolts and yes they do protrude through the leather on the inside. The acorn nuts on the outside are chromed on top of a chromed washer. The inside bolt head looks galv. on top of a galv. washer. The size looks to be 1/4". The galv. could also be cad. plated and probably is. The length is something you will have to determine depending on how the rack is fitting. You may have to start with longer bolts and standard nuts to bring the flange to the top of the back rail. Good luck with the fit.|
|G. L. Raham|
|Dave, the other George is right. See attached- chrome acorn nuts/chrome washers. I'll post interior shot also. George (in sunny warm Florida)
|George: I have no hinges on the bottom of my side curtain compartment door as shown in your interior photo. Do you know the part # (Moss?)for these hinges? Can't locate in the catalog.|
Also, on the Original MG TD midget Unrestored pages, it appears that the upper part of the hinge is under the Rexine covering, while yours appear to on top of the covering. Which is correct (although I think it looks better the way you have it)?
Thanks in advance
|Hi to all,|
I'm pretty sure bolts are 5/16" diam.? George from Alberta is right re. length - standard bolts are often slightly too long and will bottom in acorn nut before they're tight.
My TD is original and un-restored and the Rexine covers the top part of the hinge. I hope this helps you.
Have you tried Abington Spares for the hinges?
|Thanks David: I find many side curtain related items on A/S, but not the TD lid hinges. They may be there, but I can't find them.|
|Larry, since there are screw holes in the vinyl, guess where they are going to stay? I'll have to add that to the other things the concours police will gig me for. Luckily here in Florida, the top will go up only once or twice a year, so I won't have to look at it either. Hinges: Maybe call Abingdon Spares, and ask for Bob. He can often come up with used things or things not readily found in the catalog. George|
|The thru bolts to the spare carrier on my TF are painted phillips "cheese head" machine screws and washers with chrome acorn nuts and washers. Not sure if this was original but appears to be.|
I've a TF also and according to my research your phillips machine screws are correct.
|George, I noticed that you painted the interior side of the bolt and washer. Looks nice. Was that "original"? Anyone know?|
As far as I know the inside of both TDs&TFs were painted this way. Rumour has it that this was done by 'the lad' with a suitably sized paintbrush, similiar to other touching up jobs.
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