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by Murrayminor
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Yes you should be able to leave the inner sill in place, usually they will be corroded along the flange which joins to the floor but given the metal is pretty thick its not difficult to seam weld a new piece in. Thanks for that, the actual sill seam is solid but the floor is not. One I have the car...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

This sketch is knocking about the internet showing a cross section of a typical sill. My car will require sills in due course but I have a query. Is the outer under sill on a 2 door welded along its length to the floor panel? My inner sill is sitting above the floor pan will the floor separate from ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 1217

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I have a helmet but I struggle to see the weld so I think it needs setting up properly.
Apologies to the OP for hijacking your thread.
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 1217

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

More important than the type of gas is the facilities you have for safe access to the bits you need to weld. In my experience that's all of them! I've done mine with no previous experience and although not quite there yet I think it's turned out OK. I taught myselff, but I agree that a course is th...
by Murrayminor
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 1217

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I'm in a similar position my minor requires some bodywork and having welded a few bits of steel together in the past and managed to make a wood burner I thought I would try it myself. I think the main thing with welding at home is to obtain a good deal on argon. I'm still looking for a decent suppl...
by Murrayminor
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Looks like you have got quite a bit of welding to do there! I think welding is actually relatively fun work, but accessibility and ergonomics are really important so I think you've got the right idea with the rotisserie! Will be following with interest, good luck! :) There is definitely enough rust...
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

As is usual with UK cars the rust on the nearside it worse than the offside but I think I will begin on the better side so I can work out how it all goes together.
Once the shell is stripped fully I will weld some cross braces in to keep the shell in the same shape while I remove the sills and floor.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Some more rust shots
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Oh and whoever invented underseal needs shooting, it's covering a host of rust and it looks like the last owner who "restored" Gracie got it free by the bucket load as it's everywhere.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Some more pictures showing the rusty bits.
I have noticed the carpet appeared to be glued to the floor and was destroyed on removal.
by Murrayminor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 9
Views: 650

"Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Good evening I thought I'd better start a thread concerning the work I'm about to carry out on Gracie my '65 2 door ?Morris Minor. A brief history of my brief ownership, I used to own a couple of MX-5's but I got bored of them as they were neither new nor properly classic so I decided to sell them. ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

nice project, I look forward to the updates.
by Murrayminor
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Morris Minor group photo

I would imagine an email to the editor of Minor Matters would be able to answer your question.
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2056

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

I have just noticed yourr bonnet is different as it doesn't have the "slam handle" was this deleted on export models?
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Engine Rebuild - resting on sump?

Try and get yourself an engine stand someone may have one to loan you. The problem with resting the engine on the sump is firstly it's unsteady and if you happen to drop it at a crutial point you may damage it. The sump will hold the weight of the engine it's just not recommended and will also scrat...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 1217

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I'm in a similar position my minor requires some bodywork and having welded a few bits of steel together in the past and managed to make a wood burner I thought I would try it myself. I think the main thing with welding at home is to obtain a good deal on argon. I'm still looking for a decent suppli...
by Murrayminor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 32
Views: 2056

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

Lovely looking car, keep us updated.
Is there a link to your video's?
by Murrayminor
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Little Nostalgia Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Little Nostalgia Trip

OJO 206 is still showing as taxed but with no MOT history and not currently insured.
It could still be out there some where.
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 4447

Re: Axle tramp

Try placing a mobile phone camera under the car with the light on, then with the engine running release the clutch and see if anything is amiss. Try this for each of the major components such as axle,leaf springs, diff, and both ends of the propshaft. You mention in your original post there are issu...
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 4447

Re: Axle tramp

Have you checked the halfshafts are secure?