My Projects: Triumph TR4 and MG Midget

I just realized that I never published any story on the front page of JustBritish about my current projects. There are links to them over there on the right, but you may never have scanned down. Anyway, I am currently restoring a 1973 MG Midget and behind that waits a 1962 Triumph TR4. Both are pretty far gone and will take a good bit of work, although I personally believe they are not as bad as they look. My wife seems to differ with that opinion – as is normal.

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My goal, whatever that is worth, is to have the Midget on the road before year’s end. It may not be perfect, but I would like to be able to drive it. After that, I need to start the slower and more expensive work on the TR4. The general hope is to have it ready to take to the road for its 50th birthday in 2012. This is a car that I really want right, so we will just have to see how that plan goes.

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Please give me any input you may have on the cars and stay tuned for updates on the progress. And if you have car or restoration project that you would like me to feature here, drop me a line with the particulars!