Mr Midge

  1. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    I thought there was a smudge on one of the pics....but it was on my laptop screen!

    Very nice work indeed
     
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  2. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    That's better. Just got to paint heater box pedal box and rad cowling and we're in good shape for the sunny season again.

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  3. slim_boy_fat

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    Excellent!! :thumbup:
     
  4. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    It's easy to see why the midget had a habit of overheating when pictured with my 3/8 drive ratchet for perspective..
    On the upside, having stripped the paint I think I'll leave it bare as a classic feature. Can you still get brass rads?


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  5. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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  6. slim_boy_fat

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    @norsa That's a real tribute to all your hard work. :thumbup: :clapping:
     
  7. the snooper

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  8. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Thank you both. I'm on the lookout for some clear polycarbonate wings and bonnet now. Nothing on ebay as yet. :dontknow:
     
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  9. Robotstar5

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    It's looking good, will you be showing it this year?.
     
  10. zx9

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    Then you could paint sections of them, it would look like one of those cut away cars they had at motor shows in the 70's.
     
  11. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Like this one I snapped at Gaydon?

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  12. zx9

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    That's the idea, I loved looking at those show cars, engines, gearboxes etc. when I was a kid and still do.
     
  13. Robotstar5

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    Or instead of lifting just the bonnet, do this...

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  14. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    all cars should be like that, would make life easy :D
     
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  15. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Yes, now the blue has all gone I'm happy to show it and two of my associated clubs have requested it at their events.in Newbury and Basingstoke
     
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  16. the snooper

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    is this the man that didnt intend to restore it for showing :laughing:
     
  17. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Same man. Not showing as in concourse showing but it's a shame to make it look that nice using modern replacement parts and not let anyone see it.
     
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  18. MG David Member

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    Back when they were current models MG did a clear perspex bonnet for the MG 11/1300. They were intended for dealer display purposes so that people in the show room could see the twin carbs. There was an MG collector in the USA, Tony Barnhill, who had one that had "escaped". He died a few years ago so I don't know what happened to the car.
     
  19. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Wouldnt that be a barn find.
     
  20. fixedfixer Member

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    If it had gas struts I'd have been impressed :thumbup:
     
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