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by davidmiles
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 167878

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: 96629

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: 96629

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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: 2824

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: 2035
Views: 277293

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 ...
by davidmiles
Tue May 23, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

Re: Pickup restoration part three

I got this tap and die set at a charity fundraising event, bid cost me a tenner, not used it yet, so now could be a good time, now then, what size is the thread on that nipple?
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by davidmiles
Tue May 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Jagnut, it's hardwood, Oak. It's nice and strong. After some front suspension squeeking, I put the grease gun to good use topping up the lubricant. There's a grease nipple on the offside lower trunnion... http://i65.tinypic.com/2usg5rk.jpg but the same area on the opposite side has no nipple, jus...
by davidmiles
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 57 Saloon, rotten!
Replies: 203
Views: 25389

Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

great resto project Pete, you'll have to update the thread title as there's not a spot of rot to see now. Keep up the posts they are fascinating and a real inspiration for those of us that want another project.
by davidmiles
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks guys, great to hear that it's been helpful in helping you with your own resto project pickupen. The one thing that I needed to address was the loss of the wing mirror when I renewed the drivers side front wing, so Here Is Alice, showing off her new Mirrors. http://i63.tinypic.com/s4yid1.jpg y...
by davidmiles
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

Re: Pickup restoration part three

actually, just noticed on the mot pass certificate above, it says ussued 8 mar 2017, but in the additional information box it says the earliest I can present the car for MOT next year is 8/2/2018?
by davidmiles
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Yes, I may well need to place the lifting block back in use before long Bob. But the great news today is... Alice passed her MOT, with just three advisories, easy fix's, except the engine oil leak, chuffed, can drive her again. http://i68.tinypic.com/rwhohz.jpg ready to go out for a spin. Once the h...
by davidmiles
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277293

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks Irmscher, yes I may follow up on other connections using heat shrink later. In the meantime, it's another round of brake shoe adjustment and bleeding. The jack slipped out from under the chassis, lucky the exhaust bracket I've just re welded wasn't damaged, so I made this, a block of timber w...