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by davidmiles
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spare tire bracket assembly on a '61 pickup
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

Hi mrsnak, here's a shot of my rather rusty one<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

you know when you go passed some guys drive and theres a neat little secret package wrapped up patiently waiting. Well I realise now its nothing to do with keeping a secret, its about preserving good relations with your family and neighbours. I make it a point to sweep up, tidy away and wrap the car...
by davidmiles
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Matt you're a gentleman. Could you keep hold of them for me, I've got such a long way to go before I can even think about wings, maybe I should drink some red bull, Thanks for the offer. I finally got the engine-gearbox clear. I'd better stop now as its a sunday,give the neighbours some peace.<br> h...
by davidmiles
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

here's a shot showing the edge of the bell housing coming under the forward edge below the dash. after removing the prop shaft. The shaft just pulled off the splines at the gearbox end, but the bolts at the diff end had to be cut off as they had rusted in. Once ive got the heavy components out I can...
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Gents, these are very inspiring and practical help images, many thanks. I see the value of getting a replacement chassis early on. I can see the need for that prior to starting repair work on my rusty cab bottom areas. Tonight I have been removing the engine and gearbox,they have dropped to the grou...
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Les your pictures are great too, many thanks, I see the gearbox cover cowling was removed, I was going to keep that in place to leave some floor strength till I could get some new metal in there.
Don't worry about the resizing, big is good from my point of view.
by davidmiles
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Jonathon, I will be returning to these images time and again, thanks for putting them up they will be very helpful. great to see some of the repair sections that are available, like the bottom of the boxed section. I understand the seat ankor points are not supplied fitted to floor panels, so I'll b...
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

that would be great great Les, can you put one or two on here?
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

mrsnak, thanks for the offer too, you're a gentleman sir. trouble is your pickup looks so good I can't compare it to any part of mine. (Yet)
Did you take a shot of the cab floor underneath during the restoration? and who are those chicks in the back?
by davidmiles
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Thanks for that advice jonathon, can you reiterate about the "top lever arms" again. here's a shot of the floor taken today after I unbolted and moved out the passenger seat, rubber matts and general debis. There's more metal there than I expected, but as a reference point its lessened by the bendin...
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Ian, I would really like a shot of the underside of the pickup cab floor without the chassis on it. I'm planning on doing the cab rebuilding first, I need some shots as a guide. The cab will have to be rebuilt in a homemade timber jig, my main focus is on not letting it sag out of alignment. also so...
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

hi Russell, I'll be send you some pictures later, cheers, I'd appreciate any assistance in the history department.

Helen G, thanks for the ebay steer, very interesting to see the bed like that, great help in locating the body attachment holes, mine are so covered in rust I can hardly make them out.
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Thanks Yanks, I'm not surprised there's a big following for Morris pickups in the U.S. Ther're pritty cool.
here's a shot taken by my daughter Kay Miles age 12 as the sparks start to fly. The propsharft bolts were rusted in. <br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

well thats great, two replies from the good old USA, and one of those is my dear little sister. Thanks Jackie. Hope the Beamer project works out ok, after all this is a car website, love to the family.
And thanks for your support mrsnak.
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

ok, see you in five years then.
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Worthing, I used Westbourne motors of Fontwell, their HQ and control are in Haywards Heath. Great bunch of lads, lousey coffee.
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Thanks Les, I'm in the market for a roapy bodied 1000 van with a good chassis, good engine and running gear. hopefully with a good n/s wing
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Finally, home, "and this is not the end, nor is it the begining of the end, but it is the end of the begining".<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

Notice the tyres now have air in them, all three, well, one innertube burst, but thats three more tyres inflated than I expected.
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106044

at the washdown point at Westbourne motors. a pressure wash gets rid of all that rat urine,moss,farmyard mud and a little bit of rust I noticed.<br>Image<br>