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by davidmiles
Fri May 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

glad you're keeping those brain cells in use Bob, be a hec of a waste otherwise. Like they say, if you don't use it... today was a check day, Brakes, battery, my new exhaust brackets, took Alice out for a run in the country, what a great day to be on the open road. https://res.cloudinary.com/lglcsry...
by davidmiles
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Cheers Bob. great fix for my nagging exhaust bracket problem, finally found a solution, I purchased a Ford Transit van exhaust bracket and it fits perfectly, no welding needed either. https://res.cloudinary.com/lglcsryth/image/upload/v1584622227/exhaust_bracket_ratte_osfmrb.png it's stopped the ratt...
by davidmiles
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

you know Jagnut, you may have a remarkably good idea there, I'll give it a go, as you say, what have I to loose.
by davidmiles
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

this fiat seems to be suffering the same fate
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view inside from the open sun roof.
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by davidmiles
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

she is doomed to sit there and just fade away, such a shame, the owner now owes the cost of holding fee on top of any restoration work, the torsion bar bolts are welded over apparently.
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by davidmiles
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

the owner placed a price for restoration with the company that hold it in their rear scrap yard, company said way too low, the owner said he'll think about it and hasn't been contactable since, years later, she's gone from white to green moss coloured. https://res.cloudinary.com/lglcsryth/image/uplo...
by davidmiles
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Tourer that just can't be saved

shame about this Morris Minor soft top, been hankering to get my hands on this for two years.

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by davidmiles
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Good advice about the weather Bob, it was much cooler yesterday. I've got out of my restoration routine, forgot to take pictures of the stages of the seat rebuild, here it is finished and bolted back in place, the firm new web straps were hard to stretch and clip into position, would have been easie...
by davidmiles
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

in the meantime, I'm making a new seat cushion from this old foam sofa base. cut to size first...
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by davidmiles
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Bob, sounds like you had a lot to deal with, so what is the classic you have now with bright new shiney paintwork? the shed is moving along slowly now the main part is done. Just fitted the two workbenches in there. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1310/13786625/24842515/414284201.jpg the drivers...
by davidmiles
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Thanks for that Cheery Christmas post there Bob. Alice has been busy these last few weeks, carrying timber to make the new shed workshop, just large enough to get a moggie in. http://i68.tinypic.com/1dyd52.jpg it's far from completed, still the insulation and inner panels to fit, but Alice has a bro...
by davidmiles
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks Bob, Tinker he is.

when you have a few hours to yourself it's nice to just, go for a drive, finding that winding country lane and just seeing where it leads you.
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by davidmiles
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 178161

Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

a link to part three viewtopic.php?f=28&t=38457
by davidmiles
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 103202

Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

oh yes Les, maybe some time till it needs a replacement.

here's a link to part two viewtopic.php?f=28&t=27320
by davidmiles
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 103202

Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

and another update just to keep things in perspective... alice with a new Carb, runs better than ever.
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by davidmiles
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Moggie trouble of a different kind, A sensible little Mr Furry Someone would have put one paw in and gone around the other way, oh no, not Tink, he looks like he's auditioning for strictly come dancing, In my fresh Cement!
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by davidmiles
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Cheers Bob, been a while, so much use for Alice, running building supplies, she's a sand and cement truck, she's soon to be a cobblestone carrier. She's done her time carrying a cement mixer. With the new Carb fitted, she takes it all in her stride.
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by davidmiles
Fri May 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

haven't posted in a while, busy with the house move to our bungalow. Alice was soooo handy during the move, not only trips for property into storage, but the Bungalow was a dooer upper. Massive overgrown garden, major refurb, Alice has been worth her weight in gold throughout the whole process, but ...
by davidmiles
Fri May 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Morris Minor
Replies: 19
Views: 3414

Re: Electronic Morris Minor

the ip might have been refering to this one...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/featur ... nge-world/
by davidmiles
Wed May 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 296463

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Fin and Jagnut, thank you both, I wound a 1/4 unf die in there and it simply cleaned all the road dirt and grease out of the threads and allowed a brand new grease nipple to screw in there with ease. http://i66.tinypic.com/1zw13lz.jpg just love doing these little jobs, take care of the little one's ...