Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Let us all know what you are up to with your current restoration project. Get that Minor on the road!

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Postby davidmiles » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:49 am

great to hear you're joining us in Sussex Dan, and thanks for the offer of help, I may be calling on you for that later in the new project.
I am going to take Don's advice and start a new thread with the new pickup. What do you think I should call it, Ratty revisited, or Ratty reborn as Ani once suggested.
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Postby don58van » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:15 am

How about:

Miles Minor Makeover :wink:

Should get others thinking of something better anyway.

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Postby rayofleamington » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:53 pm

Just that Brighton has a bit more Appeal than Aldershot I'm afraid!
I'll try and avoid commenting on that!!
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Postby ani » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:41 pm

I still like Ratty Reborn:D


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Re: 1000 pickup relic

Postby davidmiles » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:16 am

i'd forgotten how bad things were when I started, pritty horrible really, still there's some great lessons on this thread for anyone thinking of starting a restoration, do your homework, shop around and don't drag the first car out of a hedge that you find. There are plenty of far more reasonable subjects out there for sale. (Even if it was a epic story)[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: 1000 pickup relic

Postby davidmiles » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:20 am

Its quite a relief to see where I am now compared to last year, I wonder if this thread could be posted over to the restoration thread, could any moderators move it over? There are still images on here I want to look over for double checks, the pickup relic was original after all.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby mrsnak » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:08 pm

This looks great! Are you planning to do a front disk brake conversion?
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:04 pm

Not for the time being Mr snack,I'm restoring her to her original spec, if I like her like that I might keep things that way, but if driving is impractical I may consider an upgrade later on.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:20 pm

The front brakes are being assembled in original spec, Mr snak mentioned about front disc brakes, they are always an option for the future.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Thu May 05, 2011 11:05 am

just a tiny update to keep things moving.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:57 pm

Hi David, just showing a friend whos into pick ups your progress so far, it certainly has moved on well since these pics!!


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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:02 pm

thanks David, it's interesting to look back, sometimes in wonder, sometimes in Horror, always with pride.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:14 pm

the latest update[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby Fingolfin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:44 am

Wow David! Now THAT is a beautiful piece of (your) handiwork! We're all very proud of you.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:58 pm

couldn't resist a little up date, just to show how she's getting along.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:36 am

and another update just to keep things in perspective... alice with a new Carb, runs better than ever.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby les » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:11 pm

----and maybe another one in 2024! :D


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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:28 am

oh yes Les, maybe some time till it needs a replacement.

here's a link to part two viewtopic.php?f=28&t=27320
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