Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Let us all know what you are up to with your current restoration project. Get that Minor on the road!
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Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Moggsygirl » Sun May 29, 2016 6:48 pm

Way back in 1989 for my 17th birthday my parents bought me my first car, a Limeflower 1971 Morris Minor Traveller.
I stuck the L Plates on and I learned to drive in my new old car.
I called him Zippy!!
Two years later, I took the car off the road for renovation. Family circumstances forced the partly completed project in to storage.
So another 25yrs later my lovely hubby has rescued "Zippy" and is putting him back together ready for the Summer ❤

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby greendefender123 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:45 pm

Great please keep us updated. I'm saving a traveller aswell. Looks a good project. What needs doing then?

Steven

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Moggsygirl » Mon May 30, 2016 7:28 am

Hi..
Well I'm picking this up 25yrs after my Dad, a real classic car enthusiast, had 90% completed the project. He'd restored and replaced wood and panels, new engine and gear box. Basically, I have a near complete shell with the interior to assemble. We put back doors on last week. A few daily hours, some cleaning, some putchases... Aim is back on the road for August :)
Wow your project looks a busy one too... Keep updating the progress :)
Trina
Moggsygirl & Zippy :)


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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby ManyMinors » Mon May 30, 2016 8:42 am

Great that you kept your first car all these years! For most of us, our first cars are long gone to the great scrapyard.......
Your Traveller is looking brilliant :) . Keep up the good work and once it's finished, ENJOY IT!

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby greendefender123 » Mon May 30, 2016 2:07 pm

Moggsygirl wrote:Hi..
Well I'm picking this up 25yrs after my Dad, a real classic car enthusiast, had 90% completed the project. He'd restored and replaced wood and panels, new engine and gear box. Basically, I have a near complete shell with the interior to assemble. We put back doors on last week. A few daily hours, some cleaning, some putchases... Aim is back on the road for August :)
Wow your project looks a busy one too... Keep updating the progress :)
Trina
Sounds a great straight forward project then! Yeah mine is a little busy. Glad its back on its wheels now tho!
Good luck hope it's done by August!

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby irmscher » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:15 am

Lovely car

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Moggsygirl » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:42 am

Thank you imscher!
Sorry I've got this on two threads (novice!!) ... Did you say you have the same .. The lovely Limeflower? :)
Moggsygirl & Zippy :)


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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Johnny » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:20 pm

Do you have ignition on the steering column there? Fantastic car by the way.

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Moggsygirl » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi Johnny

Yes - i think so haha - am a bit dull with techy stuff. But yes, the key goes in to the left of steering wheel .... were I consider a 'normal' ignition to be :)

Thank you :) hoping to be roadworthy by August :)
Moggsygirl & Zippy :)


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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby davidmiles » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:01 pm

wow, this is a car with a very personal history for you Trina, when Zippie's on the road again, with you behind the wheel, everyone you drive passed will see you grinning from ear to ear.
smile, you never know, you might be winning.[IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/2ro3j37.jpg[/IMG]

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Moggsygirl » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:29 pm

Thank you :)
Yes, I am so fortunate to still have my first car ... Even though he's been a Sleeping Beauty for 25yrs!!
Soon to be a happy Traveller and a very happy me :)
I really can't wait to get back behind the wheel :) :)
Moggsygirl & Zippy :)


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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Johnd103 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:38 pm

Your so lucky to still have it and in such good condition looking forward to more pics of it and love the colour

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Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

Postby Moggsygirl » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:50 pm

Thanks, yes, been garaged well whilst awaiting final restoration completion. Wasn't quite so smart as a battered 18 year old well used car when I was given it.
A bit more tlc and an interior, we'll be good to go :)
I like the colour too, not everyone is a fan haha
I'll share some more photos when there's been a bit more progress :)
Moggsygirl & Zippy :)



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