1968 Police Morris Minor

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby Neil MG » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:44 pm

You can easily fix it with some JB Weld. As the cover has been blasted and etched you should be able to get perfect adhesion and create a totally invisible, permanent and leak proof repair.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:30 pm

Thanks Neil MG
I'll pop to halfords later today , I gave it a quick blast of grey primer when I got it home and also the wheel brace as the bead laster said not to leave it too long unpainted , not ideal weather for spraying so left the items on radiator to warm up and can was left in warm water.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:34 pm

Quick blast of primer and drying in the warm[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:26 pm

All ready now after 3 coats of primer , do I need to give them a little rub with wet and dry or can I just give them there top coat colours .

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:28 pm

First pass of red made on my old wheelbrace[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:00 pm

Been a while so a little update[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:01 pm

Rocker cover now after sand blast and primer with the green now laid almost done and looks a lot better[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:06 pm

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Pre welding of the part

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:20 pm

Rocker cover all done[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:20 pm

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby crackers » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:43 pm

Looking good. I like how those rocker covers have come out.

Did the police use standard Morries? Your vehicle would seem to suggest so though you'd imagine that 'high performance' wasn't part of the design brief.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:14 pm

crackers wrote:Looking good. I like how those rocker covers have come out.

Did the police use standard Morries? Your vehicle would seem to suggest so though you'd imagine that 'high performance' wasn't part of the design brief.
From what I can see on mine it had a bigger alternater which powers the lights and the driver seat was slightly made tuffer, the rocker took me a little while to do but was done a little at a time with no rush but I'm happy how it came out.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:08 am

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Wheel was rusty now looks a lot better

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sun May 01, 2016 10:02 pm

Good news my moggy is coming back to me after some welding has been done by my friend, can't wait been sat in his garage for almost a year now

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sun May 01, 2016 10:03 pm

What's the best way to remove these little spots on my wheel so it's smooth now it's been blasted ?

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby Neil MG » Mon May 02, 2016 3:23 pm

Ideally, it should be etch primed immediately after blasting, like within half an hour, to prevent oxidisation in the pores. If the spots are on the surface (they should have been removed by the blasting process) then they can be sanded off with production paper. 120 grit should be fine, but you have to judge whether you need coarser (not having much effect) or finer (causing too much scratching) grade as you go.

If the spots are small craters (rust pitting) then you will need a filler primer over the etch primer. Then spray a fine mist of colour (e.g. from any black aerosol) and wet sand with 800 wet and dry paper until all the colour coat has gone. if you find you are rubbing through the primer anywhere before the pits have gone the reapply the primer filler and repeat the process. For deeper pits you can apply a stopper (very fine filler).

The better the surface finish you achieve on the primer, the better the gloss finish on the top coat.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby manic morris1 » Mon May 02, 2016 5:23 pm

hi just looking at your pics ref.boot panel did you fit from inside or underneath having trouble with mine :oops: regards.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Mon May 02, 2016 7:35 pm

manic morris1 wrote:hi just looking at your pics ref.boot panel did you fit from inside or underneath having trouble with mine :oops: regards.

Manic Morris my mate did that part but from when I saw he was fitting it from inside then welding it in

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby manic morris1 » Sun May 08, 2016 4:47 pm

hi antony thanks for did he after trim any off towards where petrol tank seats . cheers.

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Tue May 10, 2016 6:37 am

Hi Manic
Not sure yet he was meant to drop car back last week but he was busy as soon as it's back or I see it I'll post pics

manic morris1 wrote:hi antony thanks for did he after trim any off towards where petrol tank seats . cheers.


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