Originally designed for Midget race cars in the s, the conversion replaces the factory bonnet and fenders with a one-piece fiberglass unit and incorporates a fiberglass fastback in place of the factory trunk and soft top. Finished in red over black vinyl interior, this example has some remaining needs but is reported to run well. It is being sold on behalf of the current owner with a clean New York title. The Ashley GT kits were out of production for many years before being recently brought back by a company based out of the UK. A one-piece fiberglass nose replaces the factory hood and fenders and is reported to be significantly lighter than the stock units. The trunk and factory soft top have been replaced with a fiberglass fastback top mounted with the factory convertible attachment points.
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Or Useful Stuff for Spridget owners. Looking around the web, there seem to be a lot of "Here's my Midget" sites, many of which are great but very few seem to deal in interesting and useful data which isn't available from Haynes or Practical Classics. As one rusty sill looks very much like another and most of us don't need to go further than the garage to view a car in pieces I'll try and concentrate on the variations from standard spec. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and point out safety implications on the way, it is UP TO YOU to determine whether any of this work is safe to do and within the capabilities of the person carrying out the work. They may also be illegal in your country or state. So don't sue us if you end up in the ditch! A typical well used Midget of the time it was in pretty good shape, shiny and mechanically sound.
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With the arrival of the Frogeye Sprite, they branched out into hardtops and lightweight forward-hinging bonnets; due to a demand to change the odd-looking Frogeye front into something more conventional and streamlined, particularly for competition work. The car was purchased as a project by the present vendor with most of the mechanical work having been completed including chassis repairs, lowering the front to the height of an early Midget, an engine rebuild and the fitment of electronic ignition. A stainless steel exhaust box and tailpipe have been fitted as well as Minilite wheels with new tyres including a spare. A major body refit was then undertaken with the addition of the Ashley components.
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