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by RobThomas
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Interior floor coating
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Interior floor coating

"Raptor" textured painty stuff is good for this. Stonechip looks great but the downside is that it isn't necessarily waterproof and water can get underneath it. the pitch can act as an anti-drumming material to dampen out harmonics.
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is underneath the Traveller rear seats?
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: What is underneath the Traveller rear seats?

This area is where they rot out, being a low point and away from fresh air flow. Ours needed a little repair here and I added a double-skinned hatch with a catch that hides behind the carpet. That felt is a nasty way to trap moisture so best to not use it unless your car never leaks or gets wet. 925...
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is underneath the Traveller rear seats?
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: What is underneath the Traveller rear seats?

Soundproofing material? Mine has a tar-faced mat of waterlogged felt in it. Rust city, baby! Like this stuff??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-underfelt ... 2262994992
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing seatbelt attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Removing seatbelt attachment

Wow. That floor looks good. Where's the rust gone????? :D
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just been in a crash
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Just been in a crash

I got £95,000 from L&G Insurance, so, not a total disaster. :D
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Advice please

Snap! Although, mine isn't finished yet. :D DSC00621.jpg I'd strongly suggest having a serious enthusiast (Anorak?) accompany you to a 'viewing' since a multitude of sins can be hidden on a Minor. For the cost of a gallon of petrol, a cup of tea and a Custard Cream you might be able to identify the ...
by RobThomas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just been in a crash
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Just been in a crash

I walked away from a 60mph crash when a Merc truck hit our traveller. The front right wheel rim was in the front footwell with my feet, the damper arm was bent back more than 90 degrees but the crossmember it was bolted to was still straight. The right chassis leg was stuffed but the left one was st...
by RobThomas
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just been in a crash
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Just been in a crash

Mine are OK. They've been punched backwards before and had new brackets welded in.

Glad I wasn't in the Lowlight!!
by RobThomas
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just been in a crash
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Just been in a crash

In the carpark, waiting patiently for a row of cars ahead to move forwards. Someone pulled out of a parking space and the car ahead of me, a Smart Car, decided to reverse right into my front end at quite a rapid pace. Looked like she might have been suffering from a bit of parking Road Rage! Lots of...
by RobThomas
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherited Morris Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Inherited Morris Minor

Picking the locks should take me a max of 20 seconds, on a bad day. They are very in-secure so a locksmith can get you into the car easily and changing the lock barrels will require maybe 10 minutes for the ignition but perhaps an hour for the door handles if it is a 2-door. You can buy the keys on ...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunny day.
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Sunny day.

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Monty. I tried to reply to your PM but can't get these pics to work on the PM system.
Hopefully they'll help you out.
Cheers
Rob
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by RobThomas
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunny day.
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Sunny day.

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Couldn't decide whether to go in colour order, by age, by ride height, by tyre size....etc etc.

Decisions, decisions... :D

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by RobThomas
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door hinges.
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Door hinges.

Someone was after details of the differences between early and later hinges. winge.jpg wingd.jpg The most obvious difference is that the Lowlight here is thicker and has no markings on the cast brackets whereas the later car has part numbers on it. The later doors also open out about 30 degrees more...
by RobThomas
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Front wing replacement

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Hopefully this shows it on these heavily repaired Lowlight wings. Wax run into the seam, covered with goopy mastic in a strip, painted, sprayed with some stonechip (bad idea, wish I hadn't) and then sprayed with 2-pack paint.
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: sPECIAL TOOL
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: sPECIAL TOOL

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Cheating a little bit.
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Paint - what's going on here?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Paint - what's going on here?

I'd 'guess' that the deep sanding scratches under the red suggest a bare metal respray in the past?
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: NMP Plates?

Any news, Firedrake? Just checking that you've still got the old NMP.

No hurry so long as I know it is safe. :D
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Front wing replacement

For the inside at the back of the wings, a waterproof mastic poured over a thinned down drizzle of Dinitrol from a syringe to get it tight into the corner? Worked for me. The Mastic was then smoothed down and painted several times. Hopefully there will never be rust getting in there. :D
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tie bar bushes
Replies: 32
Views: 835

Re: Tie bar bushes

That rose joint would be right in the 'splash' zone. I've seen fancy rubber gaiters but my (limited) experience has been that water finds a way in, regardless of what you do.
by RobThomas
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tie bar bushes
Replies: 32
Views: 835

Re: Tie bar bushes

A bit late in the day, but...if one of the bushes had 'protrusions' that were much (10mm?) longer then there would be no way for the bush to migrate out of the chassis hole. You'd then need a female bush for the other side to accept the male protrusion. On one of our cars the tie rod rattled round i...

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