New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Let us all know what you are up to with your current restoration project. Get that Minor on the road!

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby SageGreenPete » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:33 pm

Lovely :)

And old back end with a roof , some back doors and the sides filled in would make a lovely little garden store!

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:39 pm

Yes this stage has been a long time coming .

still a long way to go but Im glad I got movement forward.

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:27 pm

Bull Motif made good on their promise to get me the correct panel today..As you can see it would of been very hard to reproduce that shaped hole on the blank panel I had .....
Well done Bull Motif.
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby firedrake1942 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:50 pm

Glad to see you have triumphed and not let the usual retail bullsh*t take you in. Keep us informed of progress.

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:41 pm

A problem in the future is it would seem my extra battery would have to go in the engine bay as mesurments in the back are not working out.

Not a big deal but I already have the brake servo there .
Its a problem as where ever that servo goes it blocks something or access to something.
I remember the very early mini coopers, they had the servo in the parcel shelf in the cab. This had no heat and the very shortest of brake pipe running so im thinking that under the dash could be a good place ....anyone got thoughts on this ?

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:16 pm

This is about as dark as I want the wood.
It looks a bit lighter in the flesh.
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The match with the inner cappings looks good
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:51 pm

So thanks to Bull Motif finally sending me the right panel im all painted except the rear door panels.
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:57 pm

The ash frame can soak up a huge amount of preserver.
Just loaded up the drain holes after at least 3 coats of stain and preserver and it soaked it up in a matter of hours ,so what I thought was 3 or 4 coats should be more like double that.

I want to move on but know I cant if I want the wood fully preserved . So now back to pure preserver as I dont want it getting too much darker with the stain [A long process as Im allowing 3 or 4 days between coats to dry].
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:04 pm

It is looking great! A lovely colour. But....Have you actually trial-fitted the timber frame and doors etc. to your car yet? I found when I did mine that I had to remove quite a bit of wood from several areas so wouldn't recommend applying stain etc until after that process :wink:
Good luck with it all.

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:21 pm

Yes I thought of that ..
Im going for a micro porous finish so I dont mind the stain getting as deep in to the wood as it can [a weak soulution] the main coats of pure stain wont come until its fitted [trial] to the car. The last coat added was at a 1 to 1 ratio so im hoping its not going to get too much darker than it is.

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby irmscher » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:10 am

Looks lovely and a nice grain

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Mark Wilson » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:36 am

ManyMinors wrote: I found when I did mine that I had to remove quite a bit of wood from several areas so wouldn't recommend applying stain etc until after that process :wink:
Always more than one way to skin a cat, but slightly more conventional to alter the metal to fit the wood (although I'll possibly revise this comment after I've fitted mine in a few weeks time........ :))

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:16 am

The preserving and staining is about done .
An incredible amount of preserver was used .
All inner parts of the wood will get a coat of varnish to create a water seal.
The doors now have had pure stain so this is as dark as its going to get , Now the fun part reassembly.
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:29 pm

Starting to build the frame up now starting with doors.

Both doors coated with varnish on the non outward facing areas to act as a water barrier.
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby irmscher » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:10 am

Looks very nice :)

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:40 pm

Looking good!
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:39 pm

First door more or less done
waiting for the sealer around the window to harden before I can clean it up .
but I now have an idea of how the colour combination will look.
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:08 pm

I like it. :D
Glad to see attempted extortion (IMO) by 'Photobucket' hasn't ruined this post!
Best wishes,
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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:21 pm

yes the photobucket thing has removed lots of valuable resource..

I recommend members only add files directly

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Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:39 pm

The doors are complete enought to put away ready for fitting now.

Not too hard a job except for a frozen handle to lock mechanism that had to be cut off at the handle and the shaft drilled out.

Now to start a side unit.
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