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john g
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MG Midget

Went looking at a 1968 MG Midget earlier and for a 50 year old car it seemed OK apart from the passenger side ‘A post/pillar’ at the bottom edge where it meets the sill. I’m thinking if I can see rust there what will it be like behind the post/sill. The rest of the car looks really good and it drives really well. Is it a common/simple (garage) repair or should I walk away?

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Think your on the wrong site John 

buy an  MGB instead 

Still wrong site 

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Every Spridget has rust there but I don't know how difficult it is to fix.

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There are short repair sections for the common lower A-pillar rust problem. Outer sills and rear wings also have common rust trap areas.

James

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Well, mine was only six years old when I bought it in 1975 but it was still pretty rubbish. Rotten , smoky engine and gutless . But a wonderful gearchange, evocative cockpit and the easiest car to get sideways - anywhere, any time.    

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Fantastic cars had one when i was 20 and my mum had a round arch mustard coloured one when i was about 9. They are just enormous fun. Repairs are relatively straightforward but there are alot out there that are probably better. The MG club will inspect foe a fee and give you a verdict. The real question is have you fallen in love already? Im after another one but need to move house for more space first and the wife is resistant Rofl

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If you are serious get the MG sprite and Midget restoration and purchase guide by Lindsay Porter - very detailed pictures and explanations of full body restorations.

I used to have a copy but leant it out to a work colleague who never returned it. If you read this Andy Shute gas engineer can I have my book back!

Ian

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Got a copy of the restoration guide you can have for a fiver plus postage, cheers, Ed

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Great little car for noddying around. My first car was a frogeye with exactly the poblems already highlighted. Outer cill rot can easily spread into the floor pan so careful exploration with a spike is vital. Nothing that cannot be fixed but if you are really serious then full stripdown and soda blast to identify all the rot other w ise you will only be fixing the obvious

David "Sooty" Sutton - Full blown Carbon Tart

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I keep looking at MGB GT’s - I think they look like mini E Types and their looks are really growing on me. Heritage shells seem very expensive and you’d never get your money back on them but it is a route to get a solid car to keep on top of going forwards.

Like Wild Bill, the garage is full so no chance of getting one.

There are lots about and I do wonder how the market will pan out when people who grew up with them fade away (like many other cars too)? Other classic manufacturers are still going - Jaguar, Ford, Porsche etc to keep the heritage and interest alive.

Ian

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I too like a Midget, pretty much since it was a toss up between one of them or a Spitfire back as a student as my first car after a mini.

I always hankered after an ‘Arkley’ as it was a body mod built by a local garage to me, but it looks like a poor mans Morgan these days...

I do love the frog eye kits done by Tifosi. Tempting...https://sebringsprite.webs.com/tifosiranafrogeye.htm