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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Topic: Another MG6 Restoration
    Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 1:40pm
Here are some more pictures of my wee MG6 getting a make over............I've a long way to go as yet!
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 2:05pm
_popupControl(); Now i can compare the two as they progress thanks RansomeMg Thumbs%20Up and just to say im as jealous as hmmmm !!! cos you have got exactlly the type of thing i have been looking for an mg with rear hydrolic linkage !!!!
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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 5:37pm
A good project, at least yours has an engine!!!! Have you got any more or any attachments??
 
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 5:44pm
Well yes, although the engine does require a proper going over as it used oil pretty badly and had no power!!
I have a cultivator frame and enough tines from another frame to make it up but no plough as yet unfortunately.. One thing I'd really like to get would be a Mansley cultivator but I've never seen one come up for sale!
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Quote crawler Replybullet Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 6:56pm
Nice photos RansomesMG. It looks in pretty good condition, ideal for restoration.
Do I spy a MG40 lurking in the back of one of the photos? Looks to be another MG behind that as well. How many Ransomes do you have?
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 7:25pm
_popupControl(); Im even more jealious now !!! i will be on the look out for one of these towards the end of the year !!! got an extention to build and finance Ouch !!!!
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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 7:35pm
hi Ransomesmg,
I see you have two cultivator frames, and you are doing one up, so i was wondering if the other frame that you will be taking the tines off has depth wheels which you would be willing to sell with the brackets and fixings to the frame. As at the moment i am restoring a C29 tool bar without depth wheels which means it can't be used with out the wheels. PM me if they are for sale.

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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 8:05pm
Hi RansomsMG, Silly question, Are you the seller of the TS65 mounted plough for an MG on our favourite auction site??
 
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 6:00pm
Evening.
When I get my computer back from repair (this is one I've been lent and seems to not like my external hard drive where all the pictures live!!) I will put a few shots of my collection.
I've spent a very long time (roughly since I was 6 or 7 and now being 28) interested and trying to collect these lovely little crawlers and it's taken a lot of hard work and not to mention a very lot of money as many of you will know.
Unfortunately/fortunately yes, that TS65 is mine on E*+Y but here's the tale.. Last Sunday I was lucky enough to have a deal on some MG bits and pieces, now I own a plough - two in fact! The one that's on eba* is one that literally the day before I was offered and bought! Being as I was getting slightly worried about never owning one I paid very much slightly over the odds for it! The trouble I found myself in was then being able to afford yet more stuff - enter the loving lady who agreed to help me!!!!!!!!!!!!- and so you see, that's why I'm suddenly having to sell it.
What do you think it is worth realistically? I know it's listed at a pretty high price but unfortunately I've put myself in that kind of position..you never know what might happen eh?!
RANSOMESMG6 - I'm sorry but I don't have any depth wheels spare at all. I may well have a complete frame for the hydraulics to sell once I've sorted though all these things I've landed myself with if you're at all interested.


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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 9:53pm
Hi Nat, I have 2 TS65 ploughs & a TS66. The 66 is the rare one so if you had one of those for sale then I would think it would of been sold by now.
I am kicking myself as approx 6/7 years ago I sold a TS65 & a 3 point mounted tool frame & bits for 70 on the net as I only had an MG2 at the time!! Should of kept them!! I did sell a set of tracks on e**y a few weeks ago which I think you contacted me about.
 
Also I take it its your MG40 which is featured on you tube? Its all starting to fit together now!
 
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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 12 Feb 2010 at 8:01am
Ransomesmg i have just viewed your video on utube i think with all the crawlers in the barn, what a collection you have!
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 8:03am
Here's a few updated shots in case anyone wants to have a look...









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Quote crawler Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 8:36pm

Looks like you are making good progress. Keep the updates coming, I look forward to seeing some pics of the finished machine.

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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 8:54pm
_popupControl(); Wow you have really done a good job on that !!!! that piant shines really well you look like you quite good with the spray gun !!! well done and thanks for the update Thumbs%20Up
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2010 at 1:22pm
After a lot of waiting for the man to be free, the body has now been shot blasted and primed - Now let the blue begin...



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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2010 at 4:44pm
That is going to look the business when its finished, good work
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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2010 at 8:56pm
I love the idea of the carpet!! That will stop the paint getting scratched!
 
Its looking very good
 
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2010 at 11:30pm
Thank you for your kind comments.
You're right, the carpet is a really good way of not damaging paintwork on re-assembly. - also good for the knees too!!
More pictures to follow in the morning, coming along nicely at the moment.

The driving wheels have been 'reconditioned' and should last for a while now!

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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 23 Apr 2010 at 12:33pm
Layer on layer....I'm getting there slowly..




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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 23 Apr 2010 at 11:41pm
_popupControl(); blimey I hope when it comes to it i can spray paint that well it looks great !!! do you do vans !!!
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 28 Apr 2010 at 6:30am


Getting into a mess seems to be so easy to do....
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Quote wildnzboy Replybullet Posted: 28 Apr 2010 at 6:44am
Excellent, you are doing a great job, I have just started doing mine down in NZ, I have a long way to go.
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Quote Niels H Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2010 at 8:41pm
Looking good
@RansomesMG what are you going to do with your trackrubbers? are you going to replace them for original or are you going to make them yourself?
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2010 at 9:02pm
Hi there. Thank you for you kind comment - your MG40 is also looking very good indeed!!
Regarding the track rubbers; The original outer ones seem to be in very good condition however, I will have to buy the middle ones as nearly all of them are split or worn badly! There's a guy in Wales who can supply the rubbers and that's probably where I shall get mine from.
Good luck with finishing the restoration.
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2010 at 9:06pm
Today at around mid afternoon......... It already looks different now but my photographer wants the evening off!!







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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2010 at 12:58am
wow thats looking good  !!! you will not want to take it of the carpet !!!! _popupControl();
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Quote Niels H Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2010 at 2:57pm
Originally posted by RansomesMG

Hi there. Thank you for you kind comment - your MG40 is also looking very good indeed!!
Regarding the track rubbers; The original outer ones seem to be in very good condition however, I will have to buy the middle ones as nearly all of them are split or worn badly! There's a guy in Wales who can supply the rubbers and that's probably where I shall get mine from.
Good luck with finishing the restoration.
Best regards.
Thanks, I was thinking about making them myself,, I have already got rubber and now I am thinking of how I am going to make the mold, and if it doesn't work I will buy them original. I think it is worth trying.
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2010 at 10:58pm
Can't wait to be back 'on it' tomorrow!





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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2010 at 11:51pm
_popupControl(); im getting more envyous by the day !!!!! looks like you will be done soon !!!!
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2010 at 6:42am
Unfortunately I had to use the phone to get these pictures - but you get the idea.... Quality ones next time I promise.

Happy Wednesday




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Quote Rollo man Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2010 at 12:12am
Hi Ransomes MG fantastic job you are doing I am currently painting my old MG 2 and noticed you have made a great job off the the lining on the sides any tips on how you did it. Did you paint it on  
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2010 at 6:08am
Good morning.
Thanks for you comments, it's taken a lot of time and messing about but I'm slowly getting there!
The white line was painted on by masking round and lots of fingers being crossed.. It's tricky not to get any runs but I think the job done is fair enough. I think it's an important thing to do when restoring one of these and it surprises me how many people that don't put it back on!
Good luck with your MG2.
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Quote RansomesMG Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2010 at 6:30am
Work keeps getting in the way of progress!, but after most of the weekend on it I think I'm getting closer....





















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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2010 at 4:49pm
Looks really nice, credit must go to you!!

I'm very jealous
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2010 at 5:45pm
That looks really smart, nice one !!
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