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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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    On the road again

    Been about 5 years or so but after new paint, a tilt nose, new 1275, rebuilt trany, boot lid, new upholstery and carpet, she rolls on the road again! Today was a good day!
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7 Gold Concours winner
    1965 Mini Moke 850 - show winner
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275 - On the Road again 3/28/20

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    Re: On the road again

    Congrats! that's wonderful, but I would be remiss if I didn't point out

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    Re: On the road again

    Can't see how to post pics from mobile phone site.

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    Re: On the road again

    I agree with JP. Congratulations but we still gotta see it to believe it.
    Was Man nicht im Kopf hat muss Man in den Beinen haben
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    Re: On the road again

    Bugeye Sprite and boot lid???? Wha.....? Now we definitely need pictures.
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    Re: On the road again

    OMG - such non believers!!!!! jk jk...... and here i was thinking I'd do a sort of traditional post and NOT put in pictures and it should be fine. Little did I know there was a throng of photo loving and craving fans out there . Remain calm the photo processing factory can be a bit slow at times, but due to our recent stay at home order I will see if I can speed them along a bit. Carry on.

    well, here's the boot lid anyway.....closure not finished yet............more coming......
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7 Gold Concours winner
    1965 Mini Moke 850 - show winner
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275 - On the Road again 3/28/20

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    Re: On the road again

    and, here's proof:




    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7 Gold Concours winner
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    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275 - On the Road again 3/28/20

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    Re: On the road again

    Well I guess it really did happen then. Seriously though that boot lid conversion looks like excellent work. We would sure like to see how the whole process was done.
    Was Man nicht im Kopf hat muss Man in den Beinen haben
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    '74 Super Beetle
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    Re: On the road again

    looks great! well done
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    Re: On the road again

    Thanks! and sorry - I don't have any pics of the process.
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7 Gold Concours winner
    1965 Mini Moke 850 - show winner
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275 - On the Road again 3/28/20

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    Re: On the road again

    Woohoo! Great to see another one on the road.
    Drew Frink
    '59 RHD Frogeye Sprite - "Penny" sleeping for now
    '66 RHD Morris Minor - "Maggie" alive and driving
    '70 RHD MGB - work in progress
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    Re: On the road again

    Look s great--enjoy it--not a great time for a lot of things, but great time to be working on cars and driving.

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    Re: On the road again

    Very nice bugeye. Funny how complaints about the bugeye's lack of a boot lid and the funny-looking headlamps is what caused the redesign into the Mk II and now are the features that make them unique. Here's some pictures of a boot-lidded bugeye with an Ashley bonnet I took at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix this year.





    Rick

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    Re: On the road again

    Love that "Analog" Gas Gauge. And not only Spitfire Latches for the bonnet but an extra set of latches for the rear of the bonnet.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new - 10/12 Painting done, reassembly, cutting, and buffing in progress.

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    Re: On the road again

    Nice boot lid! It's so cool to see a Bugeye out of the garage..., thanks for the inspiration!
    I'm currently working on getting my Traveller running so I can literally, get to the Sprite. It's sideways in the back of the garage under a cover with a half dozen bikes hung above it. It's tight but at least we have a garage!

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    Re: On the road again

    That Bugeye/Frogeye looks better now than it did when it came out. It is one car that can really be called cute.

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