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Fitting a parcel shelf

Postby Peetee » Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:10 pm

Can anyone help with the fitting of a parcel shelf to a car that appears not to ever have had one? How do I mark the position of the forward holes through carpeting etc? Also I only have the cardboard piece. What holds it in on the sides?
Any help greatfully received.
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Postby Gareth » Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:15 am

There should be a piece of angle-iron with small brakets on each end. This goes at the front of the parcel shelf, where it would do the most damage in an accident - preferably with a sharp edge facing your shins... :( :eek:

The brackets are screwed through the vinyl scuttle panels, and there should be some captive nuts in the metal behind.
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Postby salty_monk » Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:08 pm

The angle iron should be padded with a pipe insulation type foam... probably not much use in a serious smash but will stop you bruising yourself getting it or out (or your head when crawling under there to fix something...)
I believe they are like this as standard & then have a vinyl cover which wraps round the foam carrying on through to cover the card.
They are pretty useful it has to be said.....
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Postby Gareth » Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:16 pm

Yes, sorry, there is the crash-bar-padding stuff. You can get that from Newton Commercial, and that offers a little protection on the shelf.
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Postby Peetee » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:15 pm

Does this metalwork support the shelf along it's entire length? Or are there two handed pieces, one for either end?
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Postby Gareth » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:34 pm

Nope, just one bar which spans the width of the car. If you can have a look at a suitably equipped mog, that should sort you out... :roll:
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Postby Peetee » Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:21 pm

If you can have a look at a suitably equipped mog
I guess I will have to but where to find one?? I have a week off at the end of next week and want everything in my hand to do the raft of jobs lined up for me.
Oh and some dry weather would be nice too
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Postby Kevin » Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:30 pm

Can`t someone from your local branch help.
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Postby Peetee » Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:48 pm

The real problem is having some time off to go and look!
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Postby Peetee » Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:19 pm

If it comes with all the fittings that would be great!
Cheers.
let me know waht the postage will be please.
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Postby salty_monk » Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:40 pm

There's one on this & you're in Southampton too.... Anything else you need?? Could be worth a go....

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Postby Theo » Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:22 pm

They told me the centre facia (picture at the bottom) is allready more expensive than 26,-. Mine is OK, so i don't need it. :)
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Postby Peetee » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:24 pm

Thanks people.
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Re: Fitting a parcel shelf

Postby Suzie » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 am

Hi peetee, hope you managed to get your parcel shelf fitted, mine is worse, I cant get the old broken one out 😢😢😢😢
I'm keen to get the new one in. Did yours just come out easily, mine seems to have screws back to front

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Re: Fitting a parcel shelf

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:14 am

You are now going back to a post 15 years old and 'Peetee' has not been posting here for a looong time!
However.......there were a variety of parcel shelves fitted to the various models of Morris Minors, but I think they were all secured by a biggish screw at either end of the horizontal bar which supports the shelf, into the scuttle panels and by a series of bifurcated rivets to the bulkhead. You can find them in the engine bay in a row running horizontally, just below the petrol pump. In my SII there are also two nuts and bolts holding the shelf bar to the heater, and two more bolts that come down from the wooden strips in the battery tray.
I did this job myself a while back and will see if I can find the thread to the link, in case its helpful to you.

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Re: Fitting a parcel shelf

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 am

Here you go: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65935&p=604424&hili ... lf#p604424
You can get the bifurcated rivets, like I did, but small nuts, bolts and washers might well be easier to fit.
As I mentioned earlier, the design of the shelves did vary over the years so, unless you have a SII as well, there may be slight variations in how your is fitted but you should be able to work it out.


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