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by Trixiex
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

And orange kick plates, why not!
by Trixiex
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

...carpets in
by Trixiex
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Exciting times! Insulation in...
by Trixiex
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

And to demonstrate that nothing is ever straightforward, I need to bend in all the sills before replacing the door seals as they’ve all bent in and won’t seal otherwise.
by Trixiex
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Bonnet insulation done!
by Trixiex
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

where it all went a little pear shaped. Getting the insulation down before @firedrake1942 spots any more dodgy patches! :wink:
by Trixiex
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Engine bay works
by Trixiex
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

It feels like we’re coming to the end of the destruction phase and Ted is slowly being put back together. My other half has eradicated every piece of metal with even the merest hint of rust, stripped out the engine, cleaned up and sealed all the welds.
by Trixiex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Thanks Bob! I’ll take some more photos this weekend of the progress made over winter , can’t wait to get back to work!
by Trixiex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Wow! It's been a long time since my last update - my phone died and I lost quite a lot of photos :( There's not been a lot going on over winter - poor light and weather have slowed us down. All the window seals have now been replaced and the doors all insulated. The other half has found some more ru...
by Trixiex
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Thanks John! Should have the knack by door #4.

Speaking of which, I've a delightful combo of 100% of the screws rusted and stripped, plus 100% of the studs sheared.

Where's that drill....
by Trixiex
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Noted re: the windscreen wiper grommets and replacements have arrived! Slow progress over the past few weeks because of poor weather, faulty welding gas bottle and running out of welding wire! Back on it this weekend. I'm working on door 3, replacing the quarterlight, and window channels, as well as...
by Trixiex
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

More pics!
Today's job is to finish the back driver side door and patch up a couple of holes in it.
by Trixiex
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Things are moving along slowly but surely! The destruction phase is over and reconstruction has started.
Floor panels and new drivers side sills being welded up.
by Trixiex
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Before you start the struggle removing the nut from the back door quarter light window....
There's an access hatch.
Of course there is.
At least we got to put together some interesting socket combinations first.
Both threads have completely snapped BTW.
by Trixiex
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

The drivers side is being replaced, the passenger side is OK :) will get some more pics up today...
by Trixiex
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Thanks! She's a saluki x whippet, part of a brother and sister duo.
Hoping that sorting out the steel, insulation, etc will pay dividends later on.
by Trixiex
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Thanks!!! Well, it's been rubbish weather, but all the new steel has arrived, been cut to size, bent to suit, drilled for welds and is ready to go. In the mean time, I'm fitting new window seals and putting insulation in the door cavity. The seals were too shallow and kept falling in too far, so got...
by Trixiex
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: 1966 Minor 1000 tweaks and modernisations!

Haha that's ok! It was a good shout and it's worth sorting out. The Other Half is doing a really thorough job so the fixes should give the car another 50 years! We live in Aberdeen so bodywork is always a bit vulnerable to rust, making sure it's robust before I do the insulation and new carpets will...