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by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little bit of history
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: A little bit of history

You sure it's in the hundreds, Mike? My first minor (1957 saloon) cost me £40 in 1970. Although it was hardly in dealer showroom condition, and the price you mention is against a brand new van.........

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Very Original Almond Green Traveller 1961 .Underside Finish.
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: Restoration Almond Green Traveller 1961 Update Photo`s.

Mike, my own Almond Green Traveller is a long, long way off this stage - think I might save time by stealing your fantastic photos and Photoshopping my reg plate on! Serious question though, as you clearly know rather more about painting than the average enthusiast. I'm still at the welding stage, a...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar flexing
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: A pillar flexing

And since my "bodge" has now gained approval, I'll let you see the result![frame]Image[/frame]
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Bonnet fit

Thanks, Graham. Looking at the pics I think you may be right with the cutting theory - the curve at the top edge is a wider radius than on the other side, and there seems to be a small saw nick at the internal angle. I should be able to measure it later today. It's a bit visible for my standard of w...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar flexing
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: A pillar flexing

Thanks for quick replies gents. No sign at all of plug welds when I stripped, but not much metal in either the flitch or the kidney panel so not too surprising. Wish I'd put a few more in now, could still do it from the inside.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Bonnet fit

I've a long way to go before this becomes my most serious problem, but my Traveller has this huge gap at the rear of the bonnet, nearside. I've tried adjusting the hinges, but the bonnet is quite close to the scuttle and if I pull it in any more it fouls the wiper arm. Any ideas? I haven't done any ...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar flexing
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

A pillar flexing

Today I got round to finishing my front off-side restoration on my 71 Traveller. Earlier I had replaced the step sill, boxing plate, floor extension and outer sill, also the rear half of the flitch and the door pillar. Plus some repairs to the kidney panel and wheel arch. What had put me off finishi...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Even older cars can be greener..........
Replies: 23
Views: 4779

Re: Even older cars can be greener..........

"The Great Global Warming Scandal" was pretty convincingly debunked as low grade journalism at the time. Try a slightly more authoritative representation of the view of the majority of the scientific community, hot off the press yesterday. "Today, Friday 27 September, the United Nations Intergovernm...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller's rest
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

Re: Traveller's rest

Answer to the last question - yes, there is another vertical face, the boxing plate extension, available as a repair panel

http://www.morrisminorspares.net/shop_item.php?ID=4942

Clearly seen in Taupe's photo.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller's rest
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

Re: Traveller's rest

Really wish Taupe would update his Traveller thread - it's quite embarrassing to have had my much inferior contribution as the last entry on there for so long :oops:
by Mark Wilson
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pick these up today
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: pick these up today

I lived in Herne Hill in 1969 and got my first Moggy in 1970 - but unfortunately no, I don't remember George Osborne as a dealership. The name sounds sort of familiar, though...... :wink:

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2025
Views: 287816

Re: Spotted today.

Anyone here with a C reg saloon with minilites or similar, doing about 65mph on the A1 just north of Newark around 11:00 last night (19th July)? If so can I apologise for flashing him back into lane when in fact he had spotted before me that there were roadworks ahead closing off the inside lane. My...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New woodwork/ Danish oil or Sikkens?
Replies: 18
Views: 8111

Re: New woodwork/ Danish oil or Sikkens?

. when the wood is off the car and new ......is it possible to tanalise the wood? I know almost nothing about wood :oops: I haven't changed my wood yet, probably next year, so not speaking from experience, but I do know a bit about wood in the building industry. Tanalising isn't the way to go, it's ...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 255
Views: 78290

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 38

Taupe, fantastic devotion to near original detail and superb craftsmanship. By way of contrast I approached this with a morbid fear of the dreaded rust sandwich, you'll see why from my first picture. I used a hefty piece of steel sheet (2.0mm, I think) folded to an angle for me by my local friendly ...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bring back the birch
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: bring back the birch

Looking out of the window at my traveller its a good job they abolished capital punishment then :D
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: traveller covers
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: traveller covers

Thanks for clarification. I was thinking of "upgrading" to Stormforce eventually - main purpose of present cover is to tidy up the drive and hopefully to slow the rusting down to a speed I can weld faster than :)

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: traveller covers
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: traveller covers

I've just bought a Dartmoor cover from PJ Covers of Teignmouth. Fits reasonably ok and seems better made than either of the two previous attempts (Machine Mart & Bull Motif) although to be fair both refunded without quibbling. While I was researching for mine I came across bmc's comments about the S...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quick question
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: quick question

Driving down the M1 this morning there seemed to be nuts of all shapes & sizes holding steering wheels......

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sill step replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Sill step replacement

Thanks, that's really useful. I had been thinking I would cut the end off the new sill, butt weld all the way round and then make a new flange welded over the join and against the seat box. I think I'll follow your advice, but, as I've only left myself 1/2" of original sill to weld to , still make a...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Sill step replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Sill step replacement

I'm one of those lovely people who lurk on here and benefit from all your experience without ever posting anything back, but I promise my project (aka Traveller "in need of minor tidying") will feature on here one of these days. I'm in the process of fairly major surgery to one side and have cut out...