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by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Shell spraying, wood frame finishing
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Gearbox, diff and all ancillaries reconditioned. Spraying started.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Things improve with rollover jig and move into garage. Midget 1275 engine fully restored (not just painted!)
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Early repair work - the welding gets better!
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Early photos - lots more rust elsewhere, but you've all seen rust before!
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

I've not up till now been posting this as a restoration thread, but I've made many posts with questions, and even some answers, over the last eight years. I've not wanted to be responsible for one of those threads which just peter out (not getting at anyone, there must be a lot of good reasons why p...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlining - which first?
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Headlining - which first?

Many thanks both. I intended to do the front first, but I did want to check there was no unforseen snag in either approach.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlining - which first?
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Headlining - which first?

I'm about to fit both front and rear headlinings to my Traveller. Is the order I do these important?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 1969 Traveller Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: 1969 Traveller Restoration

I'd be surprised if you haven't got it already, but Ray Newell's Morris Minor Traveller book with a section by Steve Foreman of Woodies is invaluable. I'm just reading it before fitting the side windows in mine. You're rushing a bit, I've just gone over eight years on mine!

Good luck

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Bumper protection

Thanks to you Alan, also to ManyMinors - and apologies for inadvertent duplicate post!
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Bumper protection

I've purchased new "high quality "chrome bumpers for my Traveller and I'm wanting to provide as much protection against corrosion as possible. The old front bumper I removed appears to be non-original, of a similar standard to the new one, with a dull silvery finish to the rear face and the corrosio...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Bumper protection

I've purchased new "high quality "chrome bumpers for my Traveller and I'm wanting to provide as much protection against corrosion as possible. The old front bumper I removed appears to be non-original, of a similar standard to the new one, with a dull silvery finish to the rear face and the corrosio...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Here's a few images of my rough and ready version - two builders trestles, a scaffold tube, two scaffold clips, some scrap timber and four lengths of 10mm threaded stud (poss 8mm, not sure). It pivoted fairly easily, just below a standard size garage door mechanism, and I secured it in various posit...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: firewall holes

Thank you I never would have guessed. May I ask. Was the original material for soundproofing a material similar to underfelt with a black painted surface facing out? I vaguely remember that stuff, I wonder what it is or was called? Thanks anyway, that is terrific. A great forum. Woolies Trim sell H...
by Mark Wilson
Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Morris Minor Owner.
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: New Morris Minor Owner.

Welcome to the world of Morris Minors! You will find a lot of help on here, best to use the search facility before asking, but there are usually very knowledgable people able to help. The gearbox cover and mastert cyclinder cover screws are 1/4 BSF and are brass and it is normal for the heads to bec...
by Mark Wilson
Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 27
Views: 1779

Re: E-bay Scammers

So it seems that people do part with their money without seeing/examining the car! :o As the old adage goes 'A fool and their money are soon parted.' :-? Speaking as a self confessed fool who has bought a few vehicles without seeing them, I can understand how people can be taken in by scams. I've n...
by Mark Wilson
Thu May 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 27
Views: 1779

Re: E-bay Scammers

The request to contact by email can be detected by Ebay if in the description - so they often put it in the photos instead! Only takes one innocent buyer in hundreds to be worthwhile to these terrible people. My nephew was caught out recently by a different scam. He sold a mountain bike on Ebay for ...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Brake fluid theory

Hmmm. I decided against silicone on the basis of the strongly worded advice from the manufacturer of the "Lockheed type" servo. On the basis of the reports here I rather wish I hadn't. Where I'm at is a 100% new braking system filled with DOT4, as yet unused, which I have to drain down to deal with ...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Someone on here did the same with a cream flick sticky back plastic - shades of blue peter- they looked just like new ones for a fraction of the cost of new and gave some strength back to tired pressed card. I was that someone. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=67196 Still not ba...