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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Carpet going in the bugeye

    I have owned this carpet set for a while and finally getting around to installation. The tunnel piece around the shifter will need some fitting, as do the under seat bits. Also, as you can see, I need to make a few other pieces to complete the carpeting in the boot area. The doors will have some 2" pleats similar to the seats and some special treatment on the pocket area. Not done yet, but progress today feels great so I figured I'd post up.
    You may notice there is now a painted boot. The opening mechanicals are not done yet. Stand by.






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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Looks nice! Way to go.
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Nicely done!
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Peter,
    That looks great...the carpet and the boot. Some people have all the skills!
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Beautiful interior and much nicer than the rubber stuff they came with originally. That trunk lid sure takes the fun of spelunking into the boot with a coal miner's helmet looking for a lost part.
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    That trunk lid sure takes the fun of spelunking into the boot with a coal miner's helmet looking for a lost part.
    The trick : perform an "emergency stop" from about 40 mph in a parking lot, then most all loose things can be collected with only a shallow dive into the boot.
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Progress being made : removeable steering wheel now fitted. Carpet trim and pieces remade now getting final fit and glued down in some cases. Battery box being sourced - will be in far back boot.
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    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7 Gold Concours winner
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    What is the paint color??? It looks great
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Peter,

    who’s carpet kit. I picked up a carpet kit for a Mk 2, a VB Kit I am going to use. Kit was from an abandoned project and included all interior panels as well. Got new door cards from BE Guy. Hoping this fits ok but won’t know till I get to that project phase. If its a POC fit I can always fall back on the Red interior and Boot Kit from David at BE Guy.
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    looks awesome! Love the seat for Granny Clampett in pic three
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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

    Wow- looks great! Bugeye with a boot lid...that is very cool. Love it!

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    Re: Carpet going in the bugeye

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    Here is the dash with all stuff mounted. Need to tighten up on the column.

    Thanks! Got the carpet set and extra from Sports & Classics....stamford, ct. They were very helpful with color I wanted, extra carpet and edging I needed. Seats installed now, but another round on the removeable steering wheel - need more room. The burgundy color was from a Ford truck but I don't remember any more, sorry.
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    Happy Motoring,
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    1965 Mini Moke 850 - show winner
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275 - On the Road again 3/28/20

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