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Just dusted down my copy of 'Minor Traveller Restoration' which covered the rebuild of the said Traveller and published by Practical Classics and Car Restorer.
It features a Smoke grey Traveller registration RNW 832G
According to the DVLA database there doesn't seen much activity since the 90's, does anyone know what happened to this car?
Just spotted this , from 2008...
Thanks for the reply.
I bought the book several years ago, probably about the time it was printed, as I was replacing the wood on our Traveller. Quite an horrendous story, your link says it was scrapped, not surprised, a real c**k up.
The book isn't much better either.
I was running my first Minor (van) as a student when this was serialised in PC. (1990/91?) One of the lecturers also had a Minor aand he used to bring the copies in for me to read (couldn't afford my own on a grant!). I remember being being horrified at what they had to do to get the wood straight and even then it looked like there was too many people involved in it, each blaming the other and that was just reading between the lines.
The benefits of the scenario however, was that the first traveller I replaced the floors and sills on, I fitted the new wood first, jacked the back of the car up till the new wood fitted nicely, and welded two pieces of angle iron from the top of the rear inner wings to the B post. Nothing moved and it worked a treat. Hopefully more people than just me learnt from the articles.
'49 saloon, '53 convertible, '55 van, a '64 van and a 1970 panda car.
Others: Marina pickup and Suntor camper, 1936 Railton, '35 Hudson Terraplane, a '59 Morris JB van, Series 1 86" Land Rover, Land Rover 130" Defender, and a Renault 5.
A car can be restored at any time, but is only original once!
We replaced the wood in, I think 1997, and did similar to you, with a jig that fitted between the B posts and the floor at the rear, can't remember quite where , but it certainly held the car rigid and then the wood went on a treat when all the necessary welding had been carried out.
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