Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

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Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby CTR » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:43 am

Back in high school I had a 63 Sprite which I loved. I sold it to buy my first mini and I still have minis. I recently bought a 79 midget just for the heck of it. The more I looked at those bumpers and roll up windows the more I wondered about this project. While at the VIR Gold Cup I cut a deal to buy a 63 Sprite. It's been a donor to a racer for years. While a roller there are more parts missing than there. I have not picked it up yet and having been told it has floor issues I have not been able to get pics of the rust problems. I'm not so worried about rust I can do sheet metal. It has no engine , tranny, heater, cooling system, diff.,bonnet, seats you get the idea. I'm located in south east VA. I'd like to hear form anyone VA, NC. MD. who may have some of the parts I'll be needing. This will be a long term project and the budget will rule for awhile. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby hpmowog » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:22 pm

Steve,

I've got a '63 Sprite parts car that's mostly complete that I'm robbing a few parts (e.g. windshield, wiper system, steering wheel etc.) off of to turn my '62 Sprite back into a street car after being a racecar for the last 40 years. I'll be looking to get it out of my garage in the next couple of months. It'll be cheap. If you're interested, let's talk. It's in Louisiana.
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby CTR » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:14 pm

HP, that's sounding like a plan. I haven't been down that way with an empty trailer for quite awhile. Hows your Inno project coming along? I may have some bits that would help. Give me your e mail address and we can talk. I see now I'll have to rearrange a few things in the shop. I have a 60 850, 62 997, 64 1071 S , 70 1275 S ex police, and 85 1000E. Steve (CTR)
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby hpmowog » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:43 pm

The Inno is mostly sitting gathering dust right now. It's car #3 on my to-do list. I'll send you a PM with my contact info.
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby CTR » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:25 pm

Thanks Karl, we are working out a deal to get me most of the parts I need. I still have a list of parts I don't have. If someone closer to me like Va. NC. or Maryland /DC could help that would be nice. I'm going to need the wind screen and posts as well as top bows. I'm sure I'll find more missing parst after I pick up Karl's car. Oh yeah, I don't have any side curtain or seat frame parts yet. Thanks for looking. Steve (CTR)
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby CTR » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:27 am

While not a done deal yet, it looks like I may be going to Louisiana to pick up a Sprite. My trailer was built to carry classic minis but does well with a Sprite. I guess if there were parts or someone needing a car moved south we could work something out. Just trying to plan ahead. PM me if you have any thoughts. Steve (CTR)
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby Bugzy59 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:44 pm

I am in Maryland but am in Tidewater from time to time. I do have the windscreen posts which I bought from AH Spares years ago. I ended up getting an used screen with the posts. Motorhead in Fairfax has a large inventory of parts. There was an ebay seller Revarcweld in Va Beach who sold spriteparts for many years. I can give you his email He may have some stuff left.
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby hpmowog » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:33 pm

Yes, Motorhead does have a large supply of used parts. I put some of them there myself :wink: when I worked there a couple of summers in the mid-80's.
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Re: Help finding parts and info 63 Sprite

Postby bforslund » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:57 pm

Sounds like you got a lot of the stuff you needed.

What are you looking for yet ? I have two 62/63 Spridgets and lots of extras - You going with discs or Drums?

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