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Workshop Services

Our extensively equipped workshops can handle almost any job. We can cover everything from a 3000 mile service to a new heritage body shell.

You are always welcome to come and visit us to have a look at our facilities and ongoing restoration projects.

Our technicians are all classic car specialists and we are proud to achieved many awards, including the MG Owners Club 5 star spanner award.

As we just do MGs our stores are well stocked and we carry a very comprehensive stock of MG Parts and Accessories.

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We are now MGOC Appointed/Approved POWER STEERING INSTALLERS for all their MG power steering kits.

We also have at our premises T4 Diagnostic equipment to cater for MGF's, MG TF's, MG ZR /S/T's and equivalent Rovers.

Contact Us

Mike Rolls Services for MGs
Units 9/10, Fifehead Business Park
Fifehead Magdalen, Gillingham
Dorset. SP8 5RR
Phone: 01258 820337
Email: mikerolls4mgs@compuserve.com




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Workshop and Restoration News!

Here are some updates on the work going on in our workshops.

 

Early 1958 Frogeye now in

Exciting early 1958 Frogeye now in, totally rust free body but paintwork poor so having a re-paint. will be stunning when finished and will be up for sale, will post progress pictures as we go along.

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Stripping of paint on Frogeye started.

Frogeye rebuild

Most of the paint has been stripped off revealing how rust free the body is.

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye body now in primer.

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Main body now in paint.

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye update, paint work flattened, compounded and polished.

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

Engine and gearbox ready to go back in the Frogeye

Frogeye rebuild

Progress pictures.

Frogeye rebuild

Frogeye rebuild

MGC a few oil leaks to sort, so out with the engine.

MGC Engine

MGC Engine

MGC Engine

MGC Engine

MGC Engine

MGC Engine

MGC Engine

MG TF Having an engine re-build and will be for sale shortly.

MGTF engine rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

Rover T Series Engine

T Series Engine

Here is a Rover T series engine nearly ready to into our GT, giving approx. double the power.

T Series Engine

T Seies Engine

 

Land Rover and Customer's Roadster Shell

Land Rover Engine

Our Landrover has just had a new lease of life with a re-built engine.

Roadster Shell

Here is a customers roadster shell which we have nearly stripped ready to go for chemical dipping.

 

Mazda 5 speed conversion going into a V8 Roadster which will soon be for sale.

Mazda Gearbox being fitted to an MGB V8

Mazda Gearbox being fitted to an MGB V8

MGB Roadster Re-Shell

MGB Reshell
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Customers Roadster going home after re-shell, picture shows old shell and finished car.

 

We have a MGB Roadster in at the moment having a Supercharger fitted.

Supercharger being fitted to an MGB

Supercharger being fitted to an MGB

Supercharger being fitted to an MGB

Supercharger being fitted to an MGB

Supercharger being fitted to an MGB

EZ Power Steering fitting

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We have just fitted another EZ power steering kit, this time to a customer's MGC.

EZ Power Steering Pump>
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Heritage Bodyshell project

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

Exciting new project starting for a customer, Roadster re-shell using a new Heritage bodyshell.

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

Bodyshell has now been seam sealed.

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

MGB Heritage shell rebuild

One of the best places to keep away from people during this difficult time is in the spray oven.
Hence we have now done the paint work on our customers Heritage shell and it looks great.

 



Another Race Midget

Midget Race car preperation

Working on another hillclimb car getting ready for the new season, this time on Jamie-Fisher-Pearson’s Green Midget. Exciting times ahead.

 

Here is a customers MGB GT shell now painted in Starlight Silver and going back together.

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

Dynamat sound deadening now fitted to floor etc.

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

MGB Silver rebuild

Mechanics all coming together on the GT.

MGB Silver rebuild



Race Midget

Midget Race car preperation

Another Green MG Midget which has raced before has just come in and had a rolling road set up and we are now carrying out some suspension work, it will be competing in the Classic Marques Championship and the MGCC Speed Championship this year.

 

Landrover Series 2

We now have a Series 2 Landrover in for restoration, belonging to one of our customers.
A big task ahead.
As we progress, we will update the pictures in the corousel below: -

 

As shown on the slideshow above, we have now rebuilt the engine.

The new chassis has been done and are now doing the suspension build.

 

Another 5 speed conversion is being carried out on a customers MGB GT.

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGB Speeed conversiont

MGB Speeed conversion

MGB Speeed conversion

MGB Speeed conversion

 

MGA engine re-build and replacement gearbox.

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

Latest job in our workshops is a MGA having a engine re-build and a replacement gearbox.

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

MGA Engine and Gearbox replacement

Frogeye 5 speed conversion

Frogeye 5 speeed conversion

Frogeye 5 speeed conversion

Frogeye 5 speeed conversion

Work on Frogeye Sprite doing a 5 speed conversion.

Frogeye 5 speeed conversion

MGF Major work

MGF Major work

MGF Major work

Major work being carried out on an MGF

MGF Major work

Midget 5 speed conversion

Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion
Midget 5 speed conversion

The start of another MG Midget 5 speed conversion.

MGB Project

Roadster Restoration project.

1970 MGB Roadster, using ex Californian shell, being converted to right hand drive.

Spec. is as follows MG Red, black leather seats with black interior, chrome painted wire wheels, four speed overdrive gearbox, unleaded stage 2 engine and sports stainless steel exhaust.

This Roadster restoration is now finished and with it's new owner.

The MGB bodyshell is totally rust free so a perfect start for the re-build.

The bodyshell is back from the blasters and looks great.

The body shown on a rotisserie having its seams sealed ready for preparing before spraying.

Pictures show the underside being treated with rubberised undercoating then sprayed in 2K primer.

Images shows the car now in a beautiful MG Red and it looks stunning.
It is being put together using new or re-conditioned parts.

The Roadster restoration is now finished and the car is with it's new owner.

 

 

MGTF Gearbox change

MGTF Gearbox change

MGTF Gearbox change

Just in the process of changing a gearbox in a MG TF.

MGTF Gearbox change

MGB cylinder head

MGB having head converted for unleaded fuel.

Car selection

Nice collection in one of the workshops at the moment from a TA Tickford, MGB GT, MGB Roadster, MGA, MG Midget to a MG6.

engine going back in

Customer's engine going back in.

engine going back in

engine now up and running

Engine now up and running.

Landrover Engine block

Landrover engine block painted.

Landrover Engine block painted

Customer's uprated engine painted to his spec.

MG Midget 5 speed conversion 1

MG Midget 5 speed conversion taking place.

MG Midget 5 speed conversion 2

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MG Midget 5 speed conversion 1

Five speed conversion now fitted to the MG Midget and looking very good

MG Midget 5 speed conversion 2

MG Midget 5 speed conversion 3>
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MG TF Hood

MG TF hood work

MG TF rear screen repalcement

V8 Suspension refurb.

V8 Suspension refurb.

Work being carried out on some more modern MG's with a TF having a new rear window fitted.

MG TF Engine removal

MG TF engine for head gasket and clutch

New clutch being fitted and headgasket being done on MG TF.

Midget body preperation

MGTF Subframe

MGTF Subframe

Midget preperation nearside

MG Midget now getting prepared for some paint work

Midget preperation offside

MG Midget going back together

MG Midget going back together

Box Section

This shows a light weight box section we have made up using our folder and dimple dies

Spridget Shell

Spridget shell on rotisserie ready for work.

TR5 electrics

Just finished painting a VW Beetle and is now ready to go back to owner for re-assembling.

RV8 instrument bulbs

Gauge bulbs being sorted in the dash of a MG RV8, not the easiest things to get at.

TR5 electrics

TR5 having some electrical problem sorted.

MGB Engine out

Customer's car having its old engine removed and shortly having a new uprated one fitted.

MGB Engine out

MGB Heater installation

Heater system being fitted to a early MGB

MG Magnettes

Two beauties together!

MGTF Subframe

MGTF Subframe

MGTF Subframe

Here shows the sub frames on an MGF having been blasted and powder coated and then being re-fitted using a Suplex coil spring conversion.

 

Below are some recent workshop pics, so nice to have so many variations to work on.

MGF Timing belt

V8 Crankcase

MGF

Midget

MG Magnette

Crankcase

Midget on ramps

Hub

Workshops very busy with MG Midget body work, MG TF mechanical work, MGB Roadster engine work and various interior upgrades etc, MG TA engine work.

So many great cars to work on as well as the finishing of the Magnette, the MGB GT, work on a MG RV8, and start of the Land Rover re-build.

Below are some pictures that show some of the vehicles being worked on.

MGB Body Rear

MG TF Mechanical Work

MGTA Engine Work

MGB Body Rear


  • MGB Roadster 1969

  • We are restoring a customers 1969 MGB Roadster and here you can see some of the progress/stages.
MGB Body Rear

MGB Body Rear

MGB Front Wing

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MGB Nearside Sill

MGB A Pillar

MGB Rear wing

MGB Nearside

MGB Offside sill

MGB Floor

MGB Rear

MGB Underside

MGB Painted Floor

MGB Shell painted

MGB Shell painted

MGB Shell painted

MGB Boot

MGB Cockpit

MGB Roaster - 1963 - Iris Blue - pull door handle model

  • We are now getting on with restoring a 1963 Iris Blue pull door handle Roadster, we will be posting pictures as we progress.
  • This this car has now sold.
MGB General Body Shell

MGB Offside

MGB General Body Shell

MGB Engine Bay

MGB Nearside door

MGB Boot area

MGB underside

MGB painted underside

MGB inside bodyshell

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MGB engine

MGB outside shot

      MGB GT - 1972

  • We now have in from Switzerland a 1972 MGB GT for a complete restoration.
  • The owner had the car shipped over and then paid us a visit shortly afterwards to discuss the work he would like carried out.
  • He wants the car back to its original condition and as you can see we have started to strip it down ready for the work to be carried out.
  • You can watch the progress here.
MGBGT General Body Shell

MGBGT Engine Bay

MGBGT Inside

MGBGT Rear Tailgate

MGBGT Nearside Wing

MGBGT Inside Wing

MGBGT Floor Section

MGBGT Front Sill Work

MGBGT Replacement Sill

MGBGT Engine Bay Before

MGBGT Engine Bay After

MGBGT Rear Nearside painted

MGBGT Front painted

MGBGT Rear painted

MGBGT finished general

MGBGT finished engine bay

      MG ZA Magnette - 1954

  • We have now started to restore a 1954 MG ZA, it needs a full restoration but will be a great project for 2015, we will update the progress with pictures etc as, and when, we can.
MG Magnette Body Shell

Magnette shell 2

MG Magnette sill

MG Magnette floor

MG Magnette pedal box

MG Magnette floor

MG Magnette pedal box

MG Magnette floor

MG Magnette front arch

MG Magnette floor

MG Magnette wheel arch

MG Magnette rear wheel arch

MG Magnette rear wing

MG Magnette boot area

MG Magnette boot floor

MG Magnette boot repair

MG Magnette rear valance

MG Magnette rear apron

MG Magnette front stripped

MG Magnette nearside stripped

MG Magnette rear sill

MG Magnette rear sill left

MG Magnette front stripped

MG Magnette nearside stripped

MG Magnette front stripped

MG Magnette nearside stripped

MG Magnette floor area

MG Magnette repaired floor

MG Magnette engine bay stripped

MG Magnette engine bay in pimer

MG Magnette body pre primer

MG Magnette body primed

MG Magnette body sprayed

MG Magnette body sprayed

MG Magnette body sprayed rear

MG Magnette spax shock absorbers

MG Magnette wheels

MG Magnette suspension

MG Magnette disc assy

MG Magnette engine bay

MG Magnette front prep.

MG Magnette front wings

MG Magnette offside wing

MG Magnette engine going in

MG Magnette door in primer

MG Magnette door in primer

MG Magnette roof assy

MG Magnette door

MG Magnette door

MG Magnette doors painted