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Postby Paul H » Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:47 pm

garyfrogeye wrote:Ok I've added some too


Nice pics Gary! I won't ask who was taking the photo in pic 3.... :wink: :D
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Postby the1newblue » Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:16 am

couldn't agree more, GARYFROGEYE, being that i'm from the southern US, i lean to some good Allman Brothers while motoring in a cool blue bugeye. :D :wink: :lol:
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Sure photos

Postby macmitch » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:29 pm

You want photos! I have a restored/original/modified 60 MKI. Red with silver aand black centerlines.
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Postby Gerard » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:39 pm

I have several I can provide. Let me know how.

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Postby Ray McCaleb » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:47 pm

Regarding the term "bugeye"...

I never really thought that "bugeye" related to a particular type of bug, but always assumed that it was used to generically denote large, round , protruding eyes. Having lived my life in the south I have often heard "bugeye" and "bugeyed" and "eyes bugged" used to describe a human or animal with eyes wide open (and then some). Perhaps it is a colloquialism unique to the southern US?

In conversation it might be used as "...after pulling an all-nighter he spent the next day all bugeyed..." or "...after I punched him the third time his eyes bugged out...".

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Postby fastvee » Thu May 03, 2007 8:58 am

Or Sterling Marlin's description of Greg Biffle as "That bugeyed dummy" after they collided in a NASCAR race last year.
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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby Tray Granger » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:43 pm

how do I post pictures? do I need to resize or can I upload full res?
Do I need to register for spritespot photos too?
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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby Bugzy59 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:45 pm

http://www.spritespot.com/Downloads/Add ... torial.pdf

I know I have a different password for adding photos. I think Dan set mine up but you may be able to do it online.
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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby Whitster1949 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:45 pm

Greetings Everyone!

My name is Whit Freund, and I'm an English teacher at Ogden High School in Ogden, Utah. My wife, Diane, got me a '59 Bugeye (AN5L 18898) for my 57th birthday almost two years ago. It appears to be all original with the 948cc engine and all, and I took it up to our auto body shop to have the paint freshened in the original white.

I wound up leaving my Bugeye at school for over a year because our shop teacher wanted to make a project out of it. To make a long story short, I recovered it last month in worse shape than it was in when I took it in. Aside from the paint job, which is admittedly okay, the kids lost or misplaced my convertible top frame, and they wrecked the wiring.

It starts, runs and drives, but I don't have any lights or wipers working. I know there's nothing terribly seriously wrong with it, and I'm planning on restoring it as a daily driver. My funds are not horribly limited, but I'm not wealthy either, so I want to do a good job while being as frugal as possible. My last experience with a Brit car was with a big Healey (1967 BJ8) that I bought as a young Air Force sergeant in 1971 and drove quite happily until my daughter was born in 1973. I sold it for 2400.00 then (imagine a 2400 buck big Healey now!), and that was it until Diane got me my Sprite. I'm going to try to post some photos in the photo section, but I've never been very good at that, so wish me luck.

In any case, I'll probably be looking for quite a bit of advice during this restoration adventure, and I'm glad I found you all.

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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby Rod H » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:32 pm

Welcome Whit:

You create a new post with any questions you have in this forum. Just click the new topic button. Lot's of help here.
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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby TexasVine » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:22 pm

Here's my 58.

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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby chris parola » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:41 pm

Are you sure that's a 58 the wind shield is not a 9 stud.
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Postby LuckiAndy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:00 pm

dan wrote:Yes, of course!

Brings up another subject...why in the world was it a "Frogeye" in England (in many ways a "better" term) and a "Bugeye" in the States?

Just one of those things? I've never heard a story as to why--anyone have one? (Maybe this would be a better discussion for the "humor" forum?) :)

The reason Frogeye in England was an insult to the French (Frogs) is what I heard. Bugeye in the states cuz it looked like a bug I guess.
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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby trish » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:45 pm

Is the frogeye the same car as the frogeye-please explain...
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Re: Looking for photos!

Postby vagt6 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:43 pm

"frogeye" is British; "bugeye" is American. Both accurately describe the same Austin Healey Sprite automobile.

Two countries divided by a common language.

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