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  1. Re: Modern paint codes for Speedwell and Iris Blue for my Bugeye

    Thanks all.
    Thats a very nice blue Rut.

    Its good seeing different blues even if I can't be sure how they look in real life (without variables like colour balance, light levels when photographed...
  2. Modern paint codes for Speedwell and Iris Blue for my Bugeye

    Hi all,
    I quoted the codes could find for Speedwell Blue and Iris Blue as used on Bugeye Sprites, to an auto paints specialist and they gave me a blank look.

    Can anyone give me codes for these...
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    Re: Iris Blue vs Speedwell Blue

    I so look forward to the day when my shell looks like that!!
    I like the Speedwell and David Harrisons deeper version, but I think from what I've seen now, its the pretty Iris Blue for my girl!
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Here are photos of stock Mk1 fibreglass bonnets from:

    Preform Resources
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnfguymd2q9ifn9/MK-1%20stock_edited-1%20-%20Copy.jpg?dl=0...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Really appreciate the comments to date guys.

    I had it in my head that I would have to go fibreglass just because of cost for new steel and rarity of good used in Oz and even US it seems. Was...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Would love a new steel one really but it still has to come from 'God knows where' and they are a lot dearer up front. Tony at Bugeye Barn tries to source decent used ones from the US (the good ones...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Thanks Rick, thought hard about doing this.
    A) was concerned that grinding off would severely weaken the bonnet along those lines, as I can see the curve of the 'beading' on the inside of the...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Yeh, and I do have access to a friend's half decent steel one but I have zip fibreglass knowledge and skills.
    So I reckon I'd struggle to get something together that was good enough, especially with...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Thanks to Dave Craddock (Preform Resources, US) for sending hi-res photos and some indicative costs - does look good (will post once I figure it out).
    Thanks too to sswarin for close ups of his...
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    Re: Iris Blue vs Speedwell Blue

    That sounds interesting: light blue piping on dark blue seats. Would love to see an image sometime.

    Were you limited to 1 choice of blue for the interior or are there a preferred options for...
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    Re: Iris Blue vs Speedwell Blue

    Thanks, that gives me a good idea of how they differ. Cheers

    If blue interior colour is a standard 'off-the-shelf' thing, which works better with it: the 'dirtier' Speedwell or the 'brighter' Iris...
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    Iris Blue vs Speedwell Blue

    I'd love to see these side by side in a photo or image. For my project Bugeye I'm thinking I'll go light blue with darker blue interior. Its really hard to tell from all of the photos you get from an...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    :D Yes, Tassie is a long way from anywhere that produces these things and just as importantly people who have used them. That's why I have to research everything to the max!
    Serious outlets will...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    I have emailed Dave Craddock of Preform Resources (https://preformresources.com/) on the back of a recommendation someone made in a thread in The MG Experience's Midget forum: "bugeye fiberglass...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Thanks for the further comments, Speedwell sounds like a top notch operation.

    As far as the comment re. the finish goes, I'm not sure how much or little would need to be done to these to get them...
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    Re: Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    Thanks Gerard,

    Its hard to tell from their images just how good it is. I will attempt to get more detailed images from them.

    I guess my question ultimately is, has anyone who knows these cars...
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    Best fibreglass/GRP Bugeye bonnet

    OK, I've searched the forum a bit but haven't found the answer to that question:
    Which is the most convincing fibreglass/GRP Frogeye bonnet?

    My current one has not at all convincing beading...
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    Mk1 rear deck restoration

    My Frogeye has its rear deck cut back a la Mk2+ but not particularly elegantly.
    Despite the improved boot space access, I'm looking to reinstate the missing section. I can see the points where there...
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    Re: Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    Thanks guys.

    AHSpares were on my list of likelies. I couldn't immediately see the complete H-section as a unit with them, but they do appear to have all of the relevant bits. Again the Mk1 and...
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    Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    I am looking at replacing the front chassis frame on my Mk1 - sometimes referred to as the H-section. I notice that Moss parts don't list one for the Mk1.
    Is availability of replacements this...
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    Re: New Frogeye project - the road may be bumpy

    Thanks for comments.
    You've sort of captured the conundrum Saxman. Where to start and how far to go. At this stage, because the 2a is so close to fully sorted and original I don't feel the need to...
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    Re: New Frogeye project - the road may be bumpy

    Hopefully made photos public

    Frogeye
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1z5z7yqdrx0lg5/20160614_095605.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ysoseg41ez25ch/20160614_095650.jpeg?dl=0...
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    Re: New Frogeye project - the road may be bumpy

    Hope these urls work. Let me know if not

    Frogeye and the foreigh lump
    https://www.dropbox.com/m/photos#f:20160614_095605.jpeg
    https://www.dropbox.com/m/photos#f:20160614_095650.jpeg...
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    New Frogeye project - the road may be bumpy

    Hi from Tasmania all.
    With the Sprite Mk2a almost fully restored it was time to think about the next project (of course!).

    I'm about to take possession of a rather butchered Frogeye but who could...
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    Re: Transmission remote - Sprite Mk2A

    Great info, cheers.
    So just to confirm, the pairing of the Bugeye remote with the ribbed 'box isn't intrinsically flawed?
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