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Mosephus Morris Humphreys
Saginaw, Texas, USA   USA
1970 MG Midget "$%@#*!? MG"
Getting ready to get the '70 model painted. Thinking about putting some racing stripes but want some feed back. The pictures show blue masking tape, but thinking about white painted stripes that go down the whole body. Would you do this or not?
Thanks

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Mosephus Morris Humphreys
Saginaw, Texas, USA   USA
1970 MG Midget "$%@#*!? MG"
Another perspective

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7mg2 Gold Member Andrew Hardie
Calgary, Alberta, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Mr "C"
1972 MG Midget MkIII
Personally................NO



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Col colin renshall
liverpool, UK   GBR
hey morris
its your car if you like it do it
colin

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trevorwj Trevor Jessie
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
If I do another midget, I would make it bumperless. I think that the bumperless look makes the car look much sportier than the stripes. Then... if I wanted to do stripes I would make them symmetrical to the car.

However, it is your car and your opinion is the only one that counts.

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jeffnoll Jeff Noll
Western MA, USA   USA
Hmmm.... I guess it depends on how many HP the stripes add.

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lukeiswho Luke Holwerda
Phx, AZ, USA   USA
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite "Gladys"
They are actually called "Go faster stripes"... officially. That's the word from the top.

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Boze Silver Member Rick Bosak
Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA   USA
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite "Time Machine"
I'm in the camp of make your car your own. There was another stripes discussion a while back
http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?3,1432166,1432166#msg-1432166



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-08-27 02:10 PM by Boze.

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trevorwj Trevor Jessie
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
Oh, and since you are repainting, I'd suggest removing the side markers and reverse lights.

Sorry you asked for an opinion on stripes? smiling bouncing smiley

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vagt6 Mark K. Brown
Charlottesville, VA, USA   USA
Personal taste issue again. But since you asked . . . I don't like stripes and wouldn't buy a car that had them.

Sooo, if you put stripes on make sure they will come off fairly easily. Stripes could hurt your resale effort . . .

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Col colin renshall
liverpool, UK   GBR
hey morris
if you want to beef her up a litle ditch that moulding from the grill and moove the grill foword box it in with s/s check mine out expand photo
colin

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dlrhine Silver Member Dave Rhine
Columbia, SC, USA   USA
Not a big stripes fan...



If it ain't broke, I'll fix it 'til it is! winking smiley

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73 Midget Jack Bartberger
Albuquerque, NM, USA   USA
Morris,
Opinions are like belly buttons...everybody has one.
It's your car for you to enjoy and have fun with...make it like you want.
The heck with resale value (unless maybe it is/or is going to be a concours restoration/show car). Besides, these aren't worth a whole lot anyway and will probably be redone by the next owner.
Jack

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jeffnoll Jeff Noll
Western MA, USA   USA
For some reason I really only care for white body with stripes. I've never been a fan of all white cars for some reason, but add a stripe and I think it can work. Any other color I don't really care for them.

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Canajuneh GC Patterson
Annapolis, Maryland, USA   USA
When I was turning this very issue through my mind when I was getting my Midget painted someone came up with a great idea. No stripes and if you wish to temporarily use stripes, use vinyl stripes that can be pulled off later. When I owned a MINI, some owners used magnetic backed stripes.

YMMV

Geoff

PS. Oh, did I mention I'm a fan of sans bumpers?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-08-27 07:57 PM by Canajuneh.

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