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by Redmoggy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

John, odd as it sounds it has really helped that I can only spend around half an hour after work at a time on it. It forces me to go over everything I have and have not done before I crack the MIG out. Philip, I had a breaker lined up to take it away shortly after the cost of shipping became prohibi...
by Redmoggy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Got all the left hand panels reassembles to find near perfect door gaps. So that was nice!
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Now it's time to work my way along.
by Redmoggy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 704

Re: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration

I've used Lechler products a fair bit. They are about as good as it gets.
by Redmoggy
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Not the fastest progress but I have been pottering away and I'm slowly getting back into the swing of it. When I cut the A post off I cut along the joggled flange leaving part of the inner flitch in place, in order to save that flange the repair panel above has a reverse joggle that is plug welded b...
by Redmoggy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Where to start
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Where to start

If the doors do not fit properly now then you need to tweak everything until they do, then brace the aperture. Otherwise you risk bracing the body out of alignment.
by Redmoggy
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

I can't bring myself to crush this old girl so whilst the Boss is still happy for it to be in the workshop I'm going to play with some rust. There will be minimal if any repair panels, partly because I would like the car to remain more Morris than Hadrian but also because of the obscene mark up plac...
by Redmoggy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

I was waiting for something like that, Rob. I'll be honest in its current state and with no running gear I thinking more 250 quid. I may try and blag some extra storage time at work due to this silly Beer virus, may even fix some more rust and revisit the idea once this has all blown over. Cheers, Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Hi Rob, issue would be storage. I had to move the car to work when we moved house, I no longer have my big detached double garage to hide things in. The Wives car and my two old Triumph Motorbikes live in the carpeted attached double garage. Filling it with random bits of motorcar would likely lead ...
by Redmoggy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Hopefully this should make registering it a little easier as well. You have to like proper old log books!
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by Redmoggy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Sorry Rob, I don't. However a quick local Google brings these guys up https://tauruslogistics.co.nz Being Christchurch based makes them handy. May be worth an email if you wanted to dip your feet. I can assemble as much as I can so you only have a Morrie shaped lump and not lots of seperate parts ta...
by Redmoggy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Well Gents, The car owes me less than a grand N/Z, I don’t need to make a profit and will happily take a loss to a good home. I have access to a van and salvage trailer, there are several shipping firms here in Christchurch that will rent a container or space within one and I will gladly load everyt...
by Redmoggy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

There is a similar system here, you can put a vehicle on hold for a maximum of 12 months and you have to keep renewing. People forget! Would you be disappointed to hear that the Classic Car Club of N/Z are quite often consulted on such law changes? Anyhow this the old girl when I dragged her out of ...
by Redmoggy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

This particular rule applies because the car has been deregistered. If a vehicle remains unregistered for over a year it falls off the system, in order to get it back on the road it requires certification, which if you like is a very in depth MOT. Brakes are stripped, interior panels removed etc. Si...
by Redmoggy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

It would indeed be a shame, I’m English and a motor mechanic by trade. I spent a great deal of time welding cars and this one is not that bad. None of that changes the fact that the law here now does not allow me to repair it and it needs to go some where. If I find someone that wants to ship it bac...
by Redmoggy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: Early MM parts

Rob, I would love too. I've been talking with a chap about the possibility of doing so. The very last thing I actually want to do is crush it. As for how bad, it has rust in the A posts and floor edges. The left chassis rail has been poorly repaired around the eye bolt causing the suspension arm to ...
by Redmoggy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 232
Views: 16539

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Little of topic but I am currently having to brake up my early 49 saloon. Are you looking for anything specific?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Early MM parts

Due to a law change regarding rust repaired here in N/Z I'm having to scrap my early MM chassis number 8416. I realise postage will be a killer but I do have some hard to find parts I need to sell so I can recoup some money. I also have the last early screen rubber Frank had left. Feel free to drop ...
by Redmoggy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 3344

Re: Florrie

You need to turn up your wire speed to get some more amps into your weld, currently you are a little lacking in penetration (said the Nun to the Vicar).

Rod
by Redmoggy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 3344

Re: Florrie

As Bob said, care and attention. Avoid using abrasive discs to clean the metal for welding, it's going to be thin enough as it is! Look for 3M clean and strip discs, these remove rust without grinding the surface. For MIG welding your butt welds will require a gap of about 1 mm to compensate for the...
by Redmoggy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 3344

Re: Florrie

Lots of posts on here about bracing the shell and taking lots of measurements, it's good advise and will give you some valuable welding practise! However, before bracing the body how do the doors fit in their apertures and what condition are the hinges in? The final fit of the doors will depend on y...