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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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    More Sprite progress finally

    Been waiting for days or maybe even weeks for two consecutive dry days to get some paint on. Meanwhile, we have been working on, trying to salvage the wiring harness. It's not too bad although most of the original woven cover is gone and replaced with friction tape. There are also a few pretty ugly "customizations" that need to be repaired. The dry days finally came. Or at least the first one did and the forecast for tomorrow is still promising. I managed to get some white epoxy on the entire bottom, including the repaired wheel well. More importantly, I also get that ugly red paint resolved in the engine bay. Now with any luck and assuming my back recovers enough, I will get some of the lovely primrose to cover the primer. Then it comes down off the rotisserie to start assembly. Yes, that is the wheel well and spring hanger box that got all the welding and new metal. Will try to post more tomorrow if successful.
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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    looks great!
    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    Looking good. Nice to see someone making progress. My poor Penny looks reproachfully at me each time I step into the shop...
    Drew Frink
    '59 RHD Frogeye Sprite - "Penny" under restoration
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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    Ok, I actually did get it painted yesterday but something, I guess the combination of the flourescent lights and the grey background, fooled my phone camera and made the car look green. Went back today with a real camera and got better results although still a little greenish that I have tried to correct a little bit. Got a closeup of the wheel well that had to be repaired and a couple of others. I think I might be getting a little "long-in-the-tooth" for that much work on two consecutive days. Then again, it is now the third day and is starting to rain with storms to follow shortly.
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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    Love, love, love the color!

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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    Primrose has always been a favorite of mine. Looks good!

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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    Hey, glad to hear there are other who like the color. SWMBO says it is "nice but wouldn't paint her car that color."
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    Re: More Sprite progress finally

    So I spent the better part of last week sanding and stripping the rattle can primer from the interior. Then I primed it Saturday and painted yesterday. I think I'll do the brake line and fuel line to the rear then get it off the rotisserie and start assembly of the many bits that are ready.
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    Never express yourself more clearly than you can think.
    '48 Ford Prefect
    '67 Sprite (project)
    '74 Super Beetle
    '73 MB 450SE
    '04 Saab Arc
    http://enfoprefect.org

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