Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

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: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Sat May 25, 2019 8:42 pm

les wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Just touch the submit button once and release, to avoid repetition of post. To delete, touch the X at the top right of your post, it may nor be there if you leave the deletion too long.
Thank you, Yes can see now what I was doing wrong, and yes the delete X is only there for a while.
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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:46 am

:D :D :D
I cleaned the cab today, now that the seats etc are in, gave Norman a big scrub up from headlining down to his toes. vacuumed ,dusted, polished, cleaned the windows and now our Norman looks lovely inside the cab, I'm sure I heard whispered in my ear (Thank you,) from a voice in the distant Past, I even replied, Your so welcome Norman, my hubby has done this because you spiritually have pushed him ever onwards.
Yes there have been times so trying, with age against you, that there was thoughts of giving up, but as a good wife encouraging her husband in the wily words of, Only do what you can do, rest today, he has brought Norman nearly back to completion, I shall review all my scripts and chatters to you, as I intend to write this story properly into a book with all Normans history, the trials and tribulations, the ouches and expletives !!!!!! and the Why Doesn't this !!!! fit, nothing fits, this bolt is different to that, but Eric persevered, and that I am in Full Admiration, I myself have been looking for the right outfit to wear once Norman is totally done, I mean "Have to look the part" when we take him down memory lane, even found a receipt stuck right at the back of the cab,
10 Gallons Petrol £12.49 on the 21st January 1980, the same year Norman was Parked up, laid silent 39 years.

I have loved sharing these moments, and I cannot wait to show you him in his Glory, but not yet , still a little way to go.
Greenies wife Marilyn

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:32 pm

Hi folks,
Norman off to painters hopefully this week,
We're having a friend do it for us as we too old ourselves.
Greenie &a Wife ( Marilyn and Eric )

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:28 pm

:D :D :D
Finally, Norman at painters, so I will hopefully showing you photographs after we have him back and all the chrome goes back on. Anticipating two to three weeks before we can show this to you all, and of course we still have a promise to ourselves to show to previous owners wife, will keep you informed of progress.
Regards Marilyn (Greenies wife)

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:55 pm

Finally got norman in right category
PICKUP
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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:56 pm

Hi everyone, i do hope all your projects going well, Norman still not ready to have final paint coat, but I'm told hopefully this weekend, i also found out he's being sprayed by a special person but cannot say who, this was a surprise to us, im so excited and would love to have him back soon.
Well that's it, can't update you any further.
Regards to you all Marilyn

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby PoolGuy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:09 pm

Greenie wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:56 pm
i also found out he's being sprayed by a special person but cannot say who,
Andy Warhol, Banksy, Vincent Van Gogh?

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby les » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:19 pm

Did those artists use two pack? :D I think Marilyn is trying to wind us up!


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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby SteveClem » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:42 pm

Got to be David Hockney...he’s not dead yet and has been photographed in a Minor. Not recently though.

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:25 pm

Norman back with us, being dressed in his chrome, oh boy im so proud of what hubby has achieved nearly ready to show you all, been a bit quiet without me folks hey!!!! Chuckle
Marilyn greenies wife

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:55 pm

Looks like you sussed out the painters haha

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Just a taster although not ready for nirnans debut haha Marilyn
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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby mogbob » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:18 pm

Marilyn
You won't need a mirror again , just look at the reflection from the paint job ! Ha ha.
It's looking n..i..c..e .
Bob

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Mark Wilson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am

Great colour, great finish - well done!

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby les » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:55 am

I’m reluctant to mention this, as I agree, it’s a lovely colour and finish but I’m left wondering why the painter masked off the fittings rather than removing them to paint underneath.


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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm

I was thinking exactly the same thing Les. On my car, most of the rust started off behind light fittings etc where it can't be seen.
I'm surprised that a sprayer would leave so much still fitted.
The pick-up does looks great though :)

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Hi folks,
Well we always spoke that we were never ever trying to get Norman in a concourse condition, he a work horse, all the spots you mention had been done, by us, and when a friend offerered to do paint job, we never thought that he would do such a good job.
Now lets see, was it michael angelo, or vincent van.. something haha, so overall we are so pleased, but yes concur had they not been done previously.. Norman was meant ti be just Norman, but he does look a bit good doesn't he?
Thank you for encouragement over the last months, thoroughly enjoyed the mere fact that you all have cheered us on.
Norman will be presented in his glory very soon now...
Regards Marilyn greenies wife

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:30 pm

Hi folks, guess your getting pretty excited waiting for Norman's appearance, me too.... Still bit more to do, not long now and Norman will be ready, but in the mean time i have needle felted a key ring of Greenie the van to show how clever i am haha... Hope you like my effort
Marilyn
Well sorry i di not seem to upload the photos of my keyring but i can assure you its good clever me, trust me folks, i will try another way to show you....

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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Greenie » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:35 am

This is my attempt at needle felting the Morris Minor Van, it's not perfect but had to do something whilst waiting for Norman to be finished haha,
Hope you like it,
Marilyn greenies wife
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Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Postby Myrtles Man » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:57 am

Very nice - but I'm guessing that you're not going to risk an MoT on it. :D


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