1968 Police Morris Minor

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1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:28 pm

Hi all just a quick word to let you all know I've bought my first ever Morris an 1968 ex Police car which I'm led to believe was from the Suffolk Police force.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:28 pm

Quick update guys
Car up on ramp started to take the interior out as shown in pictures
Fuel tank out
Parcels arrived from a Morris source
Two new rear wings
Front chassis leg repair section l/h
1/4 floor panel rear and front l/h
Rear chassis end repair section l/r wrong part I ordered not ever ordered parts before and company I bought from want me to pay to send back
Total £434.37

Few hours of welding and cutting to keep us going :D
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:39 pm

Ordered these parts today

1 x Rear Bootwell Panel (Saloon/Conv)
1 x Rear Spring Hanger Repair Section R/H
1 x Rear Spring Hanger Repair Section L/H
2 x Rear Spring Hanger Cover Plate

Total £110.64

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby panky » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:57 pm

Good luck with a very worthwhile project. They soon turn into a money pit don't they :-?
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby whyperion » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:05 pm

i regret to say I have sent for scrap some in better condition than this, but I did not have the facilities you seem to have access to.

What you can do is make full list of everything you need, most suppliers do bulk discount of approx 5-10% and postage costs might work out cheaper for one full order

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:23 pm

It's my mates workshop so he's helping me out lots as he knows his stuff I'm just learning as I go , I'm in no real rush to get it done but as I'm off for a while get what I can and welded

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:58 pm

Can anyone pls tell me which panel I need to replace a rust section on the outer skin between the door and wheel arch pls

Anthony

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby ASL642 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:49 pm

RP133L (The L & R refer to left and right when you sit in the car facing forward) :D

http://morrisminorspares.co.uk/shop/pro ... d09677305e

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:46 pm

Cheers thanks for that

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:26 pm

Cutting out of the old metal has started[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:29 pm

Found some more rust once headlight taken out[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:31 pm

Head taken off as no compression in number 2 and also getting it converted to unleaded[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:36 pm

Head on bench ready to go
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:22 pm

Almost put in on left hand rear[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:35 pm

Both front wings taken off as rotten, also welding off right side rear hanger started[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:56 pm

Good luck with this.
Will you return it to police colours or keep it as a private car?
As an aside perhaps someone can confirm what colour was usually used on Police Minors, I thought it was black not red, which makes me think this interior is a later replacement....................
I await correction.......... :wink:
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:33 pm

Hi mike
The idea is to return it to a police car, I thought the interior was meant to be red but I could be wrong ?

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Anthony

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:52 am

I think the majority of "Panda Cars" did have black interiors but a friend had one many years ago - fairly soon after it was decommissioned and that had a red interior which I'm sure was original. Like your it was the "basic" pattern with no flutes in the door cards and no armrests in the rear. Various different Police Forces purchased these cars new and the specification will have varied a bit between forces.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:48 pm

Just got my rocker cover back from the blasters[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:49 pm

Any ideas if I can fix a small pin hole in rocker cover or should I leave it please


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