Standard Morgan 3 Wheeler mudguards are steel items which are heavy (3.1kg each) and prone to fatigue and rust. Being attached to the upright, the mudguards are also ‘unsprung’ weight. This means that they significantly affect the way the wheels change direction or ride over bumpy surfaces.
Garage 56 has developed an all-new kit of carbon mudguards, weighing just 0.7kg each and featuring a carbon-Kevlar inner skin for stone resistance. They are therefore significantly lighter, offer superior longevity and won’t rust. They also feature unique features, including louvres on the inside panels to mate modern technology with traditional styling detail.
How do they improve the handling? The ride quality over potholes and bumps is significantly improved, and the steering ‘weight’ is reduced through the steering wheel, combining to make the car more settled and feel more agile. However, don’t just take our word for it: one possible test that potential buyers can do is remove their stock mudguards and see how the car handles (obviously ensuring such running is conducted in accordance with local legislation). This test is quite enlightening, and highlights the type of benefit the purchaser can expect.
The mudguards are available in 2 specifications, both supplied unpainted and of identical construction and strength:
- ‘Paint specification’ for painting by the customer
- ‘Show specification’ for running unpainted. (Exactly the same as above but with particularly close attention on weave alignment, ensuring it is straight to within 12mm over any 150mm length for the ultimate in cosmetic finish.)
If you are going to paint them, then we recommend ‘paint specification’.
The kit contains a pair of mudguards and all brackets required to fit to the Morgan 3 Wheeler. If known, please confirm vehicle year and specification (EU3/EU4 and standard or raised ride height) in the notes section when ordering.
Fitting instructions can be downloaded here.