Lower Radiator/Engine Mud Shield

Automotive, MGB Car Restoration

DIY MGB-GT Lower Radiator/Engine Mud Shield

15 Jan , 2016  

DON’T “BREAK THE BANK”, FOLLOW THIS MY DIY GUIDE TO MGB MUD SHIELD MANUFACTURE (MADE FROM STRONG STEEL OR ALUMINIUM)!

MGB Lower Radiator/Engine Mud Shield (BHH2127)

Original Cardboard MGB Mud-Shield

During my MGB-GT restoration project, I stumbled across the missing mud shield (original cardboard composite one long gone, just disintegrated).
Not knowing what the actual name of the missing part was, my first stop was the MG Owners Club spares site. Here I delved into the parts diagrams soon discovering my missing part BHH2127 (Mudshield B Rb 75).
With part number in hand, visit to Ebay was required.

However I was very quickly shocked to discover the extortionate £50 price tag of the modern “PLASTIC” replacement.

So it was a no brainer, “If in Doubt, Do it Yourself”.

 

So here’s my helpful guide I would like to share with you all:

My strong / hard wearing “METAL” replacement.

With a bit of salvaging, and couple of friends with handy tools, here’s my guide to your own DIY MGB Lower Radiator/Engine Mud Shield.

Apart from looking fantastic, this much stronger / hard wearing mud-shield is surely guaranteed to last a life time, unlike the original cardboard item BHH2127.

 

The “Bitsa This, Bitsa That” List:

MGB Mud Shield Design• 500mm(L) x 450mm(W) sheet of 1.5mm(D) steel or aluminium (side of an old kitchen appliance e.g. washing machine, or heating boiler).

• (2x) 120gramm approx A3 paper (used for printing template on to. SEE PHOTO >>)

• (6x) 2mm Rivets.

• (1x) old black rubber hose, 3mm internal diameter (used to edge round large radiator hose cutout)

 

TO BE CONTINUED………

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