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by cococola
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

COMMANDER wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:15 am
I used a length of foam pipe lagging and covered with matching vinyl. I had made a new parcel shelf from 1/8 hardboard, covered with the matching vinyl. Also made new scuttle panels from the 1/8 board and likewise covered.
I did exactly the same and it works a treat 👍
by cococola
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Back door seal problems on 1968 traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Back door seal problems on 1968 traveller

When I replaced the wood set on my Traveller I had the same issue with this and I ended up buying some seal off a role from wollies trim supplies as I was worried about the long term effect with the wood joints. The seal was slightly thinner and cushioned nicely when closing the doors.
by cococola
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: hood blown back

The day that I bought my converted convertible3 years ago,when the car was being delivered on the back of a transporter lorry the roof flew back and bent the frame. I bought an old frame off ebay and painted it first before fitting the old cover. I also replaced the screw in bolts with a pair of fli...
by cococola
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mag Wheels Vers Originality
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Mag Wheels Vers Originality

Another thing to consider is if you decide in the future to sell the car it limits choice in who buys the car due to personal preferences on how cars look imo. I had my wheels banded so that I retained the original style of the wheel but with a style twist in how the also look,again its personal pre...
by cococola
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

Ive ordered many items from Andrew in the past and found him very efficient and reasonable to deal with. I did contact Andrew about 2 weeks ago via his own web page and he replied within the hour through his mobile phone link.
Hopefully he is not ill.
by cococola
Wed May 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf spring preservation
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: leaf spring preservation

Brilliant,Thanks Phil :D
by cococola
Wed May 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU Pancake filter: correct filter?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: SU Pancake filter: correct filter?

I have a very similar filter on my traveller and it works well for the last 12 months,however I had the same type of filter on my convertible and I had problems with hesitating and starting. I reverted back to the original as a result and had no further problems...why I dont know??
by cococola
Tue May 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: leaf spring preservation
Replies: 2
Views: 145

leaf spring preservation

I wonder if I should be lubricating or greasing my leaf springs on my Minors and if anybody else treats them or just leaves them alone?
I did read about wrapping them by sealing lubricant into the springs which has got me thinking, should I do something with mine.
by cococola
Mon May 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Ebay fakers

.. and what riles me is that you can give them no less than positive feedback..... I had a recent time-waster that I had to reduce a price on a pair of mg vents for him.I ended up getting a neutral feedback from him complaining about postage costs! As a result ,I left him positive feedback with a m...
by cococola
Sun May 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Ebay fakers

After posting this message Les Ive had another one again since. Ebay do nothing about it aswell.
by cococola
Sun May 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay fakers
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Ebay fakers

What is it with Ebay these days?....I sell items on their website and I have had about half a dozen or so, odd bids over the last couple of months where a bid is placed and won by the bidder. I send an invoice and hear no more from them. I open a case against the bidder and then I can relist my item...
by cococola
Wed May 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodges
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Bodges

I bought a Minor 2 door about 8 years ago off ebay and the seller offered to deliver it from London for £100, bargain I thought so at 6.30am the following morning I get a knock at the door with the vehicle on the back of a trailer and in the dark. Unloaded and gone very quickly I found out why when ...
by cococola
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4800

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

And me today
by cococola
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4800

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

gtt1951 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Mike, thanks for the information - just ordered my one (maybe I should have got 1 per car?).
George.
What a fabulous collection of Minors :D
by cococola
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4800

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

Great Idea! Ive ordered one for my Traveller and one for the Convertible :D
by cococola
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Woodwork refurb traveller

Just wondering how often it would be recommended to retreat the woodwork on my Morris minor traveller.i replaced the whole frame 12months ago and everything is fine so I would imagine another 12months before I will need to refresh the coat.i used the varnish rather than the oil as a preference. Many...
by cococola
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Stiff door hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Stiff door hinges

Sorry for the late reply Bob I will certainly try your ideas as the weather gets better. Thank you so much for your advice.
by cococola
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Aerosol Can Disaster
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Aerosol Can Disaster

alawrence10360 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Here’s me thinking classic car ownership was simple...
Always interesting :wink:
by cococola
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Aerosol Can Disaster
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Aerosol Can Disaster

My Traveller is Snowberry white and it was resprayed last year. I had a call from the paint shop who informed me that my car had come out with a green tint in the paint :o When they contacted the paint supplier they were informed that there are 2 snowberry whites, one with the green tint and one mor...
by cococola
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: In these uncertain times...
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: In these uncertain times...

My convertible doesnt have a pin but has a lip on the back of the handle mounting plate. I have ground that off and the handle does move forward now but still doesnt lock so I guess I will need the handed lever that fits into the outer door handle.