From The Frame Up was started in Dec 2007 with the specific purpose of providing a "one stop shop" for all of those TABC hard to find parts. Today, our goal has become a reality by offering most every part for these wonderful cars. Additionally, we offer full world class restoration service along with any and all sub-component repair .
FTFU is here to help you keep your car on the road.... Doug
There are many items that used to be no longer available. FTFU has taken the lead by manufacturing over 400 various parts from critical steering and brake components down to factory correct hardware sets.
Our hallmark is quality and pricing. All of our parts are personally inspected by Doug. If it is not good enough for one of our cars it is not good enough for the public.
Simply stated: "If it is not right, we don't offer it."
In 2004, I began the restoration of TC7670 not knowing that the car was, at best, a candidate as only a parts car. Without realizing how much was actually wrong with it, I set my goal to restore the car to factory standards as a personal tribute to the previous owner, my deceased cousin. Unfortunately, I was too far committed when I realized the error I had made. Never the less, I continued on my quest to find all of the correct pieces. My search began with the Moss catalog. However, I began to notice Moss had a lot of NA's listed (not available).
Sometimes I needed a part that was not even listed. The search soon expanded to all MG parts providers. Slowly, I was able to find every part necessary to return TC7670 to its former glory. During that process I took detailed notes on where I could locate the small bits or the various sources that produced those small batches of critically needed parts.
It has been through this experience that I vowed that others should not have to spend so much time to find these items.
Today, From The Frame Up has changed the parts landscape by centralizing the availability of MG TABC parts that can best be categorized as "Hard to Find Parts". Our charter is to find or build each of these eluding bits.
Let us know what your needs are. We will help!
Doug Pelton was raised on a family farm in Western NY and at an early age he learned how to fix things just to keep things going. Parts were not always available so he had to refurbish, rebuild and repair with the basic tools of his day. As a kid he remembers first seeing his cousins MG TC. Little did he know that 35 years later he would dismantle the same car and restore it to its original condition. Doug is also a retired Air Force pilot and most recently a retired A320 Airline Captain. He has been a contributing author on a number of TC Technical articles that have been published in various MG club periodicals worldwide.