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  This topic is about my 1964 MG Midget
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Swys South Africa Francois Jonker
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa   ZAF
Good morning Fellow Members. My name is Francois from sunny South Africa. I just joined this group.

I purchased a 1964 MG Midget last week. The vehicle was in a accident and need repairs. I am super excited about the little car.

So this is just a quick hallo to everybody on the MG group !

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tomshobby Tom Smith
Windsor, WI, USA   USA
Francois,
We would love to know more about you and your car. Especially photos of your car. Here are a couple of my 74 when I purchased it and now. Welcome to the group!
Tom



Tom Smith
1974 Midget
1976 TR6


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jmac Silver Member Jere McSparran
Greenup, IL, USA   USA
1970 MG Midget "Joy Ride"
1978 MG Midget "Therapy"
1978 MG Midget "(SOLD)"
Welcome to our madness! Bookmark this site. It is a great place to get answers to your questions. We love pictures, pictures, pictures and more pictures!!



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S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Francoise you are from the land of available Datsun five speed transmissions. A favorite swap.

Welcome and enjoy your car!

Kurt.

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Swys South Africa Francois Jonker
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa   ZAF
Thank you. I am very excited to get this vehicle repaired and running again !
Hope you can give me advice and maybe help sourcing parts as parts for MG in South Africa are really hard to come by.
I need right front fender, bonnet, cradle(valence), and some odds and ends.

Thanks for acceptance into the group.

Regards


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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
Ouch! Your inner fender on the passenger side, not to mention the rails that your suspension attaches to, might be at risk. Rear fender should be cut off and all inner structure inspected for damage. These are small cars! I would carefully extract all the bent parts and get a master list together. We here in the states can probably ship big stuff to a destination here that will get the parts to you there. You'll need a lot of body and trim shipped this way.

The interior looks superb, and the black paint too. This looks like a car that was loved before the accident.



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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Francois, do you know what the previous owner hit? I agree with David the interior looks great for being that old. Your wind screen looks in good shape as well. Locating OEM parts is half the fun of owning and working on these little cars. I spent two years chasing down all the missing parts for my '61. You'll learn to drive with your head on a swivel! Good luck and welcome.

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bev sleet Bev S
Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK   GBR
Welcome Francois.. poor little car but look on the bright side , all the parts you need are available in the USA and the UK ,,

UK stockists MGOC near Cambridge//////////// mgb hive Wisbech /////////// eBay UK and others. there is plenty of help and advice to help you on this forum if you ask

good luck from the UK

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Swys South Africa Francois Jonker
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa   ZAF
Hi David... amazingly the inner structure in front does not have any or minimal damage. The RH back innner fender though had major damage and needs to be cut out and replaced. I am busy sourcing a complete rolling chassis on EBAY from USA . I am not in a hurry to get it fixed and will take my time to source all the right part required

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Swys South Africa Francois Jonker
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa   ZAF
Hi Chuck and Bev

The previoues owner rebuilt the car about 3 years ago. He hit a speed bump at high speed and lost control. banged the side against a wall and drove into a tree. The owner got flung from the car with cuts and wounds and then the wall fell on top of him leaving him with permanent damage...sad story...

The colour is actually a deep dark metallic blue.

I have sourced most of the parts required on ebay but i have not bought anything on ebay before and then there is the issue to ship the paets to South Africa.

Hi Kurt...i can get you any 5 speed Datsun box you need...lol

Thanks for the welcome Jere..

Tom.. your car looks awesome.... thanks for the pictures

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Thierry KZN Thierry Kesselaar
Assagay, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa   ZAF
2003 MG TF
Welkom Francois ..... Goed om jou hier te sien ......

This is my little project ... one of many, and maybe we could made a trade spinning smiley sticking its tongue out


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S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Ashley fast back.....very cool!

Kurt

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Swys South Africa Francois Jonker
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa   ZAF
Hi Thierry.

Skrik ek my amper dood toe ek afrikaans sien...lol
Baie mooi karretjie wat jy daar het. Watse ander karretjies het jy nog ?

Jy dalk parte vir my Midget.

Francois
0731046888
jonker77@yahoo.com

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Thierry KZN Thierry Kesselaar
Assagay, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa   ZAF
2003 MG TF
cool smiley Afrikaans ...
I have sent you a private Email Francois .....


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