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by Keith 66
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

Life & then death got in the way as my mum fell ill in February & died at end of march, So i was up in Lancashire with her till the end then arranging funeral & sorting the house, still got lots to do but getting there. The truck's restoration obviously came to a grinding halt. Im back on it now & i...
by Keith 66
Mon May 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Best type of garage door

One basic problem with up & over doors is that if you give them a good thump at the top in the middle it is often enough to pop them open, or a crowbar in bottom corner. I fitted shoot bolts in all four corners these are set on 18mm plywood pads bedded on a big wodge of body filler & bolted through ...
by Keith 66
Mon May 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2694

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

It would have saved a lot of grief for future owners if they had stuck to one spec type of nut & bolt!
by Keith 66
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 23
Views: 3412

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

Is this engine & box still available?
by Keith 66
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Brake fluid theory

When i rebuilt my moggy pickup in 1991 i fitted a complete new braking system. Having owned several vans in the preceding 10 years i was familiar with the routine of slave cylinders seizing up between mot's & it seemed i would have to replace one corner or the other every year. Iron cylinders with a...
by Keith 66
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: Mysterious Scratches

Could be a hosepipe but equaly likely has someone been working on it leaning over the side? or leaning on the wing for photos? Rivets on jeans or coats, belt buckles? All can do that.
by Keith 66
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

From memory the 2 door's is at least 4 inches longer, Many years ago my other half had a battered old Moggy van, someone drove into a parking space as she was getting out & mashed the drivers door, we had a spare off a traveller & just swopped them over... until we went to try shutting it. Definatel...
by Keith 66
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

Strip down continues, Having a big tidy up & clear out today, got the spare doors out from storage under the bench & find i have two Right hand doors instead of the pair i thought i had! Now a question for anyone doing a Pickup, I am wanting to extend the cab slightly rearwards to make more room for...
by Keith 66
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

Yes we have started working on it! Started with taking the kickplates & sill finishers off, seats & carpets are stripped out & wood trims removed, Rear door pillars are coming out for replacement. The door fits are not good, one of the problems was at some point the truck had been written off in a r...
by Keith 66
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Secondtime around Pickup SAP281G

DSC_0061.JPG A long story with my Pickup. My first car was a moggy van back in 87, a few years later I bought this Pickup, It was the classic how not to buy a car scenario, It was at the bottom of a long driveway in a shed that we had to cut our way into through the brambles, no power, our torch ba...
by Keith 66
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young driver Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: Young driver Insurance

But if year of build is the factor it will be. Our pick up was built in 1969.
by Keith 66
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young driver Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: Young driver Insurance

Mileage is recorded at the MOT, would the insurer have access to that data? i would think it possible today? Last time the truck was on the road it was on limited mileage of 5000 a year & at the time there was a mileage carryover every year so it ended up effectively unlimited. It has been off the r...
by Keith 66
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young driver Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: Young driver Insurance

Spoke to Dave & he got one of his blokes Gerard to ring me back. No requirement for a modern car as a primary vehicle. With my lad Nick as primary driver & me as named driver quote was £1182 but we have an excess of £500 each. thats with a good agreed value. Thing is he cant build a no claims bonus ...
by Keith 66
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young driver Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: Young driver Insurance

He will be lucky if he ever gets insurance on it at all at this rate! Rh came in half the price for me but still wouldnt touch it with my lad either as named driver or unless he had a modern car as primary vehicle. Will give Dave at fj a ring.
by Keith 66
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young driver Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Young driver Insurance

My Son & i are just starting on restoring a 69 Pick up, he is 18 & just about to take his test. Now i have phoned footman James for a quote & for myself aged 53 & the truck insured for 7k its come out at £160 a year. They will not quote for my son as a named driver on my policy at all. The other thi...
by Keith 66
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1969 Pick up
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

1969 Pick up

I bought my moggie pick up back in 88, it was a little rusty & got a full rebuild including henrics chassis, floor pan & a lot more. Its probably easier to list what wasnt replaced! The truck served my boatbuilding buisness years or so until it was laid up 7 years ago due to a severe windscreen rubb...
by Keith 66
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New woodwork/ Danish oil or Sikkens?
Replies: 18
Views: 8380

Re: New woodwork/ Danish oil or Sikkens?

As a boatbuilder i have a fair amount of experience with varnish etc, first thing to remember Ash timber as used in traveller frames is classed as non durable. It rots with frightening rapidity once the water gets in. The best oil based yacht varnish is without a doubt Epifanes, its an oil based var...
by Keith 66
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Guilty Pick up owner!
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Guilty Pick up owner!

Hi All, i have been a MMOC member for quite some years now and back in 89 acquired a 1969 pick up. It had had a hard life had been written of twice & was extremely rusty, the restoration involved a huge amount of work. SAP 281G got a new chassis new floorpan etc etc. To be honest it would be easier ...
by Keith 66
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi from pick up owner
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Hi from pick up owner

Hello to all on here, my other half &i have been members of the MMOC for nearly 20 years now & have owned a succession of vans. I own a Pick up,SAP 281G it had been written of twice & scrapped once in 78 when its chassis snapped in half on Canvey high street. I aquired it in 1991 & spent a few years...