The laborious process of block sanding the body begins.
These two pictures illustrate the process. A light mist of black paint is
sprayed over the brown primer. As the body is sanded, areas that are too
high (such as the area around the windshield bracket mounting holes on
the left side of the cowl in the top picture) are reduced to bare metal.
Areas that are too low (the upper left corner of the top picture, and
the area below the fender vent opening in the bottom picture) retain
their spattering of black paint. After the process is repeated several
times, the entire body will be an even primer color, with no spots
too high or too low.
The MGA's front suspension and steering gear were originally designed in the
1930s for use in the large saloon cars, and carried on virtually unchanged
through the end of the production run of the MGB in 1980.