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Managed to find some time to do some work on the Midget today, went from this:



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need to get the arch repair panel, fix the other end of the inner sill then mount the outer, and thats one side done :)

anyone else do anything constructive ?
 

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i set up a water butt, which is 6 meters from the drainpipe!! and painted the fugly blockwork wall of next doors outbuilding, so my gardens lookin better, and strangely enough im hoping for rain :)

no vw content there either
 

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spiny said:
anyone else do anything constructive ?
I got some work done on my fasty chassis. nearly there to paint now. just another hours or so welding and grinding, then clean and paint :D
 

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Nice to see some more progress on this. :)

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anyone else do anything constructive ?
I broke some concrete (not easy at it was two layers for some reason :confused: ) and dug around it and set a new concrete post in to replace a rotten wooden one. And made up some bolts to hold a wooden bit to the concrete for my new fence.

Needed doing but boring work... Have to see about doing the rest of them over the next week or two...
 

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:) looking good ...i can smell the welding just looking at those pictures


I cleaned out my garage this weekend so i can do some of the above again ..filled half a skip with junk :eek:


What engine you puting in it ?
 

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Cool :D

What condition is the rear bulkhead in? The bit where it joins the floor and hangs the rear springs? Mine was horrible :(

But it did get finished eventually
 

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garethj said:
Cool :D

What condition is the rear bulkhead in? The bit where it joins the floor and hangs the rear springs? Mine was horrible :(

But it did get finished eventually
behind the seats is ok, but the area in the boot is a little flakey, I need to give it a good poking with a screwdriver and see whats what really :)

bought the rear arch repair and the filler panels for each end of the uter sill at lunch earlier - it's very handy working a few minutes away from Moss Europe :)
 

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it's very handy working a few minutes away from Moss Europe :)
Yep, when I worked in Cardiff I used to go home every Friday via the MG parts place :D

Thank goodness I never added up all the parts receipts :(
 

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Why would that make a difference?
Wire wheels had a habit of collapsing under load - they weren't as strong as steel wheels. My dad used to be in the Austin Healey club - one guy was doing a driving challenge against the clock around cones, pulled away hard and the hubs spun in the wheels and ripped out the spokes.
 

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dude

my first car was a RWA 72 midget cool as........ kept it for 18 years , fully restored twice ........ loved my skateboard :D broke my heart to sell her but the proceeds went towards my split so there was a happy ending !

:D
 

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Marko UK said:
Nice, ALWAYS chrome ;) :D

Here's a photo of my old man in his rallying days:
cool, mine has the same 'square' rear arches :)

found some time last night to tackle the front of the sill too :

before:



after:



should have some fresh metal on it by tonight.
 

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garethj said:
Cool :D

What condition is the rear bulkhead in? The bit where it joins the floor and hangs the rear springs? Mine was horrible :(

But it did get finished eventually
NO WAY that looks like my old one !!!!!

plate isnt RCH by any chance ??? :D
 

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NO WAY that looks like my old one !!!!!

plate isnt RCH by any chance ??? :D
I can't remember, but I sold it about 9 years ago. It took me 2 years to restore it, and the previous owner had it in his garden for a couple of years before that. So unless you owned it after 1998 or before about 1990, it's not yours.

It's a 1275 round wheelarch model. It was a hoot to drive, B roads were loads of fun. And more space inside than the Suzuki Cappuccino I had later :D
 
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