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 RussLCV » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:26 pm

Cheers David, and yes please feel free to submit info for feature

Also Dan I would be keen to feature your Traveller too if you ar eup for it?
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Postby rayofleamington » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:44 pm

I notice a Morris grill panel in the back ground.. This fella might be worth a quick email... He might have the chasis down the back of the shed!!
He's certainly been shifting his entire project bit by bit so it's worth a shot...
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Postby IaininTenbury » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:19 pm

Well done for rescuing that pickup, a good if slightly daunting project. All the important rare bits seem to be there, and everything you need is available new or s/h. If you need any advice or pics of ones in bits/part done just ask. :)
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Postby davidmiles » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:53 pm

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 some shots of the bottom of the door rearmost frame would be helpful. cheers.
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Postby mrsnak » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:49 am

davidmiles wrote: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.
If you need any detail photos of a pickup, please feel free to PM me. Happy to take any pictures that might help you.
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Postby jonathon » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:56 am

Personally I would not build the cab without a solid ,correct , chassis to use as a reference point.
You almost need to assemble the floors etc using the chassis as a template and it must be in the correct position as the top lever arms must be aligned to give you the desired geometry. Its very easy to fit the cab out of phase and this will cause problems.

Good luck with the project, if you need pics PM me your email and I'll send some on. :wink:


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Postby ani » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:29 am

Has it got tractor tyres - tres chunky :-) You're obviously extremely enthusiastic :-) Have fun!


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Postby aupickup » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:11 pm

bonne chance :D :D

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Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:56 pm

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 bending caused by a protruding chunk of what little chassis remains.<br>Image<br>

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Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:01 pm

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?
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Postby stiguk » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:05 pm

good pic tell her we need to see loads more
she takes a good pic
all the best in doing it up
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Postby d_harris » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:29 pm

photoshop :wink:


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Postby les » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:36 pm

Looks like you have plenty of options regarding cab floor pics, but I can offer a few, if all else fails.

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Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:54 pm

that would be great great Les, can you put one or two on here?
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Postby les » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:58 pm

I'll try, they may appear full size though, not quite got a handle on resizing yet.

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Postby jonathon » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:10 pm

Hi David,
The saloon versions of the Minor have the reference points for the suspension firmly located, ie unless the vehicle is rotten or been in an accident then the relationship between the eyebolt pin hole in the leg and the mounting points for the lever arms will be a consistant dimension.
The commercials have a seperate chassis and cab, which if not aligned correctly can lead to these reference points being moved which will alter the front suspension geometry. I had this problem with a customers van ,who had built the cab seperately and not used the chassis to provide the critical datum points for assembly of the cab.


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Postby les » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:29 pm

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Hope these come out.

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Postby les » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:30 pm

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Postby les » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:31 pm

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Postby jonathon » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:36 pm

Hope these help<br>Image<br><br>Image<br><br>Image<br><br>Image<br><br>Image<br><br>Image<br>



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