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77Midget Avatar
77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
Inside paint:
Rust-Oleum Universal - All Surface Gloss White Spray Paint and Primer in One (used one can)




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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
Updates:
I visited my local glass shop and they quoted both Plexiglas and tempered glass (3/16"winking smiley for under $100.
i think i will get tempered glass since it should hold up better that plexi.

We agreed to get the new rubber first and try fitting the old Plexiglas. that way we could be sure of the sizes.

It looks like mine had the 2 part molding before (see above) like the one Chris suggested. Had anyone tried the one part? DO you think it would work?

Y.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-01-13 02:12 PM by 77Midget.

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
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1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
Looking good, Y Lee. I should look into the paint choices and replace the weatherstripping on my SNUG top, but have decided to sell it in the BST section of the Experience.

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chasingagt6 Geoff B.
Columbus, NC, USA   USA
1963 MG C-Type Midget "Miglet"
1973 MG C-Type Midget "Piglet"
Thanks very much for the trim part numbers - this is going to help me refurbish my Mk1 Midget hardtop. Got to do something for the old girl while the weather is sooooooo cold.

Best,
Chasingagt6

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
In reply to # 3178317 by chasingagt6 Thanks very much for the trim part numbers - this is going to help me refurbish my Mk1 Midget hardtop. Got to do something for the old girl while the weather is sooooooo cold.

Thank you Chasingagt6,
I'm not sure when i will order the window trim, but it looks like i will only need about 9'.
Since its being sold as 25', if you wish, i will let you know when i have my my excess.

Y.

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chasingagt6 Geoff B.
Columbus, NC, USA   USA
1963 MG C-Type Midget "Miglet"
1973 MG C-Type Midget "Piglet"
Thanks for the offer.

I saw the trim offered in a 300" length on Amazon - I think that it was about $32 for the surround trim and with the locking bead it was about $60 total - that may be a better option for both you and me smiling smiley

Best,

Chasingagt6

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
Hi Chasingagt6,

That's the one i was looking at 25' (300"winking smiley :

K1179-25 $31.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NL48HSE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl

LK937-25 $22.31
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NL48VUS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_ttl.

about $54.30 and free shipping. i have a prime account

I plan to order in mid-February.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-01-27 09:21 AM by 77Midget.

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chasingagt6 Geoff B.
Columbus, NC, USA   USA
1963 MG C-Type Midget "Miglet"
1973 MG C-Type Midget "Piglet"
Duh - obviously math isn't a strong suit sad smiley

Yes, let me know when you've done with the trim and I'll purchase the remainder (+ shipping) - I need approximately 120" give or take.

Zip code is 28722

Best,

Chasingagt6

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
will do...thumbs up

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
Hello All,
I just did a quick test fitting of the hinges.
they are the right distance apart and clip in correctly.

But, the whole top seems to be too far forward by a 2"+ confused smiley

the inside of the top is flush with the windshield, but the front sicks out over 2".

its almost a "sun visor" or baseball cap look.

if i need to move it back, i will need to make longer hinge extenders.

please share some pictures of the top to the windshield alignment...

Thanks,
Y.

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
Hi Geoff,
I just received the gaskets, but the vendor sent the wrong one.
I am arranging for an exchange.
They have promised to have it to me late next week.

I will keep you posted.

Y.

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chasingagt6 Geoff B.
Columbus, NC, USA   USA
1963 MG C-Type Midget "Miglet"
1973 MG C-Type Midget "Piglet"
Y,

No problem - I'm not held up as it's still way too cold to be spraying color on the hardtop.

Best,

Geoff.

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77Midget Y.. Lee
western, USA   USA
1977 MG Midget 1500 "Some Friend"
1998 Lincoln Mark Lt "Mark VIII"
2002 Subaru Forester "Suba Too"
2006 Honda Civic "Civic"    & more
hello All,
The correct window seals finally arrived.
I am looking forward to test fitting these this weekend.

A few days ago, i test fitted the top and as expected i need to extend the latches.
I have not yet put on a head gasket over the windshield.




I want something thin that i can rivet to the latch...
Ideas?

Y

Wayne Burner Avatar
Chester, NH, USA   USA
I would use a small piece, as thick as the existing latch, with a thinner plate to secure the two pieces together, over the top. Match drill, and tap, or rivet, your choice.

Wayne Burner Avatar
Chester, NH, USA   USA
Maybe the latch could be disassembled, and a new billet aluminum piece could be made up. I know it's a lot of work, but you would get a factory look.

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