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rsvmgb1974 Silver Member Robert Vining
Capon Bridge, Capon Bridge, USA   USA
Perhaps to early to be thinking paint for my '77 Midget rebuild, but I came across this picture for striping on ebay and thought it nice. Anyone know the color? I looked up the MG paint chart and "Sandglow" and "Snap Dragon" comes close.

Also, I intend to leave the "rubber bumpers" off, they weigh a ton and are not in the best condition. Anyone that has done this, is there a negative side to handling?

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Seattle, WA, USA   USA
Robert,

Lot of people on this forum have taken the black rubber bumper off their car. I am one of them and I do not see any negative thing about it. Actually, it looks better in my opinion.

Mike



75' MG Midget
78' MG Midget


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bev sleet Bev S
Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK   GBR
My 1977 midget in Sandglow , I do like that midget pin stripe anybody know where I can get one.



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rsvmgb1974 Silver Member Robert Vining
Capon Bridge, Capon Bridge, USA   USA
In reply to # 3508927 by bev sleet My 1977 midget in Sandglow , I do like that midget pin stripe anybody know where I can get one.

Check here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1974-1980-MG-MIDGET-OEM-Triple-Belt-Line-Side-Stripe-Kit-1500-MK4-/150768731522?hash=item231a844582:m:mB5BrU8fhF1l9K8nTrbAjfA&vxp=mtr

USA sourced though.

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bev sleet Bev S
Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK   GBR
Thanks Robert , will look into that .

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Colonel musturd 79 Michael McKinney
Winchester, Virginia, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500 "Colonel Mustard"
1987 Pontiac Fiero "SILVER BULLET"
Robert here are some pix of my Rubber Bumper Midget



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rsvmgb1974 Silver Member Robert Vining
Capon Bridge, Capon Bridge, USA   USA
Nice Mike, smooth, my goal. Body-work paint looks fantastic.

But maybe I'm expecting to much from my example. Got a "wish list" from Moss that totals about $400 for replacement body panels.

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nonracer Gold Member Steve Codianni
AZ, USA   USA
That's a bit rough , not that it couldn't be fixed but most likely it'll be a lot worse once you get in there . Rust is not your friend.

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Colonel musturd 79 Michael McKinney
Winchester, Virginia, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500 "Colonel Mustard"
1987 Pontiac Fiero "SILVER BULLET"
Thats a little more than 1/2 of what I want for my rolling parts car and it has no rust, Come and look at it . Save some money and time , the car is complete and rust free!, no motor look at it I will deal.



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rsvmgb1974 Silver Member Robert Vining
Capon Bridge, Capon Bridge, USA   USA
PM sent

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spettro9 Silver Member John Loiacono
Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Laurel"
1999 Volkswagen Golf
2001 Saturn SC1 "Vicky"
The best I can figure my car was originally Sand Glow,
and that above picture looks like the color it had everywhere it wasn't painted red (twice) by POs.

(I'm painted it non-factory dark teal, and am 80% done with total restoration now.)

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midget73 Dwayne M
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA   USA
1971 Mercedes-Benz W114
1972 MG Midget MkIII "Rhett"
1996 BMW Z3 "Miss Scarlett"
72 Harvest Gold. Original color

In reply to # 3511690 by spettro9 The best I can figure my car was originally Sand Glow,
and that above picture looks like the color it had everywhere it wasn't painted red (twice) by POs.

(I'm painted it non-factory dark teal, and am 80% done with total restoration now.)


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200mph Platinum Member Mike Joy
Lake Norman, NC, USA   USA
Robert,

If Michael has a rust-free body shell, that is absolutely the way to go. It will save you hundreds of dollars in labor and most importantly, six months or more in time.

Absolutely ditch the rubber bumpers, save over 100 pounds of road-hugging weight! You may need to substitute earlier springs front and rear so the car doesn't sit too high.

Handling should improve without all that "pendulum" weight at both ends.



"Have you ever thought... Everyone driving slower than your MG is a MORON, everyone driving faster must be a FREAKING IDIOT!". . . George Carlin

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rapatterson Richard Patterson
High Wycombe, Bucks, UK   GBR
Bev
Your car and bodywork looks great don't put stripes on it
Regards
richard

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bev sleet Bev S
Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK   GBR
Thanks for your comment Richard, I'm not going for stripes now I know the price $90 + $10 shipping for a bit of plastic... ouch

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