1954 2dr Saloon

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1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:06 pm

Hello everyone! I'm restoring my first Moggy, a 1954 2dr Saloon that's been sat in out garage for 20 years.

I've done some welding since stripping the shell and am hoping to keep a video blog of the all the work. It can be found on YouTube under '1954 Morris Minor Restoration'

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_SK02OGW0HfBsjwaQksLw

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby brucek » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:17 pm

Welcome to the Forum and good luck with your restoration. Great videos - do keep them coming :wink: If you get stuck - that's what we're here for!! Might help to add your location on your signature details so that, if you need help, someone local can pop by, scratch their chin, suck in air through their teeth and then tell you they wouldn't have done it like that :lol: seriously though, it often helps when you get a second view of a snag or problem.


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:25 pm

Thanks! I'm in Northern Ireland. Currently working on the gutters, a very fiddly job it seems!

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby brucek » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:30 pm

Quite a few guys in NI and all very good chaps - I'm sure one or two will be along shortly to say hello too. I have a '59 convertible so gutters are (thankfully) not for me. :wink:


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:33 pm

You're fortunate! There's a lot of rusty thready metal where the roof panel should meet the gutter so I may have to resort to a series of short seam welds rather than the original spots. Burnt my hand last week while welding so currently taking a break from labours!

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby brucek » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Yup :cry: be careful there! memories of saloons and Travellers of years ago so I know how fiddly that area can be. Have some good friends in Hillsborough and Ballinderry who I visit quite regularly - great people and a great area to be in.


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby alexandermclaren » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:43 pm

welcome to the forum


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby stevey » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:34 am

Hi there and welcome from another PZ owner!!! Ive been watching your clips with interest, keep us posted on your progress. :D


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby ASL642 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Hi and welcome. We've just done the gutters on my Traveller. It had rotted where a previous owner had kept a roof rack on for too long without removing it (not only along the gutters but under where the feet had been stuck to the roof. Difficult job as the gutter had to be removed and then a piece cut out of the roof itself. It takes time but you get there in the end.

Good luck with yours. Nice to see another being saved. :D

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:36 pm

Hi James, keep up the good work!


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:16 pm

Thanks everyone! Hope to finish the nearside gutter this weekend and also get the same A-pillar bottom tidied up and the closing panel attached. After that it will be the bottom of the rear panel then gutter of the offside. Plenty of welding!

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby minor65 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:29 pm

Hi, great videos

Our branch monthly meeting will be held next Thursday evening at 8pm at Belfast bowling club (BT9 5JT), you would be welcome to come along for a chat and meet the minor nutters.

P.s where abouts in the north are you?

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:33 pm

Hi Andrew, I'm in Comber. I saw the mmocNI part of the site and the meetings. I'm on placement during the week with Queen's but I'll get along as soon as I can!

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby minor65 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:41 pm

Your not to far away then, yes come along when you can. Also our Easter Monday run will be the first run to be held, which is starting of from hillmount garden centre, gilnahirk, Belfast. As long as you bring good weather with you.


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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:46 pm

Yes I'll have to get along!

This is the gutter so far. Does anyone know if the channel can be sealed with seam sealer before paint so as to make it weather proof and hopefully stop the rot from reoccuring?[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:58 pm

Took the rear near side outer wing off and got a nasty surprise - this video shows the mess that's been left by a previous owner's bodgery!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfyv2b96bkU

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Richardsix » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Oh my god..thought mine was bad....I have a small hole on the spring hanger.

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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Neil MG » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:38 pm

That is actually quite typical of what lies beneath the patches on very may Minors! I am just about to do the same repairs to mine, both sides and will post the pictures over the next few days.
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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:28 pm

Hi,
That rear inner wing is a real mess, however you've made good progress with the rest of the areas you've tackled (checked out your videos 1 to 4), so I reckon you'll make a solid job of it.............. it may just take you a little while...................
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Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Postby Wyliecoyote » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:39 pm

Thanks! Yes, I'm just going to take my time and do it properly, no sense in cutting corners. I see that Bull Motif have a complete inner wing for sale which would be handy to do the whole panel in one bit rather than patches.

Should I be doing the rear spring hanger first for landmarks????


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