© Text and images on this website are copyright Paul Orton unless otherwise indicated   Bodywork and paint   Luckily, or maybe as expected of an MG Midget that had spent almost twice as long on blocks (19 years) as it had on the road, rust was minor.  There was none in the floorpan, some in both outer sills and the lower leading and trailing sections of the rear guards and a little in the usual spot at the base of the door pillars. The leading edge of the bonnet also had the usual water-trap induced rust problem. As was the case with other parts for Sprites and Midgets, repair sections, including sills were readily available for each of these areas and minimised repair costs.  The biggest problem in fitting up the panels was the left front guard which probably due to accident damage, was not flush with the door post and sill.  But eventually it was made to fit and the gaps were as good as if not better than new which means they are far from perfect! So, in July 1997, the body spent a month in the paint shop for finishing and a good application of two-pack Dulux (code 10085) in the original colour, Jay Blue.  Apart from originality, this colour has the advantage of being somewhat rarer than the ubiquitous red and it was peculiar to Australian-assembled Midgets, MGBs.and other BMC vehicles. Primed Painting in progress Final coat Assembly underway