Much like the "people" they once were, gearheads tend to exhibit a vast array of opinions and ideas. Even so, there's a few things that seem to be universal: old Lucas Electric jokes, the respect of the BMW , and a cold, seething hatred of the rubber-bumper'd MGB. Granted, this hasn't exactly been on the forefront of the average auto enthusiast's mind since probably the Reagan-era, but I bet at this very moment there's people reading this who have just now finally decided that yes, I am an idiot. I understand. Really, in all my years of being interested in cars, I can't recall a single time anyone has ever said anything favorable about the rubber-bumper'd MGB or Midget, which got essentially the same treatment. And for most of my life, I agreed with everyone — the chrome-bumper MGB, with its classic British roadster looks, pleasing chrome grille, and, yes, lovely, delicate chrome bumpers I just thought looked better.
Chuck Pitt's 1968 Spridget (Sprite/Midget) Racecar
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Original Poster. Church of Noise. Search My Stuff What's New 3 12 24 MG midget fibreglass front end. Does anyone know any stockists of MG midget fibreglass front ends as used on midget racing cars and any websites.
MG Midget and Sprite Technical Fibreglass panels - whats your opinion BBS discussion at MG-Cars.net
The first version, announced at the end of June ,  was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original 'frogeye' Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type Midget as its replacement, the MGA had been a significantly larger and more expensive car with greater performance. Many existing MG buyers turned to the Sprite to provide a modern low-cost sports car and so a badge-engineered MG version reusing the Midget name made sense. The new Midget differed from the Sprite only in grille design, badging, improved interior trim, better instruments and added external polished trim to justify its higher price. Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'.
Return to the Photo Gallery Index Page. MG Midget replacement fiberglass hood The hood comes with steel reinforcements and nut plates for the hinges bonded in. It weighes about 22 pounds. This version suits later model, "rubber bumper era" cc MG Midgets. A different air dam is supplied for "chrome bumper era" Midgets and Mk2 Sprites.