Bugeye Sprite articles, project cars, conversations, and more.

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Features: 50 years later, two brothers finish a Bugeye Sprite

The once panned, oddly protruding lights have become the Bugeye’s most endearing feature. It took more than 50 years to return this smile to service.

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How to fill a hole in sheet metal | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project

Our Bugeye Sprite’s body was just full of holes. Holes drilled for a fire extinguisher and a Panhard bar, holes drilled for an MSD ignition and a tachometer.

The joys of finding a new body shop | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project

They say it’s bad to change horses midstream, but sometimes you have no choice. Especially when that horse tells you to get off.

After waiting a couple of years …

Restoration tip: Make sure the trim fits before you paint

The metal work for our Bugeye Sprite was nearly finished, but before Javier at Jeff’s Restorations went any further, we made sure things properly fit.

How to make a Bugeye Sprite bonnet flip up and forward

A Sprite’s hood and front fenders flip open as a single unit. Unlike a Triumph Spitfire, however, the Sprite’s nose is hinged at cowl, not down near the front bumper.

How to rejuvenate a once-mangled body? Lots of time.

What does it take to totally rejuvenate a once-mangled body? Time. And lots of it.

Javier of Jeff’s Restorations has been working our Sprite’s body …

Bugeye Sprite Forum Topics

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