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by Redmoggy
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10758

Re: flex in floor

Ensure your body shop has experience with the structure of a Minor. Modern body shops are not always the best place to advise on restoration work, they specialise in accident repair of modern cars which is a completely different kettle of fish. I have seen some appalling restorations come from shops...
by Redmoggy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10758

Re: flex in floor

It's quite possible that heat from the said repairs has caused the original floor to shrink/stretch to the point that you now have that jam jar effect.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Rear wing (never knew that)
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Rear wing (never knew that)

Stripping paint from my rear wings, I noticed the original 49 wing is all one stamping including the mounting flange. The slightly later wing stamped to take the helmet type lamp has the mounting flange welded on separate in two parts.

Just one of them little differences I guess.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: HELP, were do i start ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Re: HELP, were do i start ?

I think I would start by removing the sill kick plates so you can asses the condition of the vehicle structure. Then if you do find it is rotten you will need to ensure the door hinges are not worn before making sure the doors open and close nice with even gaps. Then brace the apertures ready for we...
by Redmoggy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Rear guard brace.
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Rear guard brace.

I only have two panels fitted to my 49 that did not come with it from the factory, the boot lid and the left rear guard. I know the guard is slightly later than the car as it is drilled for the later rear lamp. However I'm curious as to how old it is. Does the absence of the welded brace around the ...
by Redmoggy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight alloy door sill kickplates
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Re: Lowlight alloy door sill kickplates

Thank you gtt. I'm a Hampshire boy myself and am constantly surprised at how well these cars have survived in NZ. The kick panels and outer sill finishers on my 49 are all but perfect. I'm in the process of stripping paint from all the good panels so I can stabilise and etch prime them. I'll just do...
by Redmoggy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight alloy door sill kickplates
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Re: Lowlight alloy door sill kickplates

So would the cars with Alloy kick plates also have been painted silver or were they bare alloy?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?
Replies: 26
Views: 6666

Re: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?

I've never had an issue with stonechip cracking, aside from when applied to a poorly prepped surface. I did the underside of my motorcycle guards 10 years ago. Plenty of stones have chipped the 2K paint surface but nothing has broken the stonechip and no cracking. I think it also pays to remember th...
by Redmoggy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)
Replies: 13
Views: 4500

Re: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)

Found an interesting accident repair to the left rear boot corner. http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv120/redmoggy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0282_zpsrybfpdld.jpg http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv120/redmoggy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0284_zpsjkxzni8g.jpg The interesting part, for me at least, is that th...
by Redmoggy
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)
Replies: 13
Views: 4500

Re: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)

Not so much going on with this. The arrival of a baby boy has somewhat removed my spare time and cash. However I'm almost done with removing the paint from the main body and etch priming. Once this is complete I will get the steam cleaner out and get some blasting done ready for welding. http://i675...
by Redmoggy
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?
Replies: 26
Views: 6666

Re: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?

Mark, the only issue with applying body filler over a weld is if the join is porous. Moisture will then set in and lift the filler. Hence why I mentioned sealing the repair from inside.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?
Replies: 26
Views: 6666

Re: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?

Seam sealer is not a suitable base for body filler, it simply will not adhere to it and the repair will fail. Therefore if you have welded repairs to external bodywork like the section just above the rear wing mounting flange, this should be sealed from the inside after priming the bare steel. The o...
by Redmoggy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?
Replies: 26
Views: 6666

Re: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?

Whilst seam sealer can be painted over it should not be used under body filler. In your case I think I would be skimming the repaired rear quarter and sanding to shape first.

Regards
Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?
Replies: 26
Views: 6666

Re: Waxoyl or bitumen based underseal?

If it's going in for restoration why can you not reasonably expect all the rust to be removed? No under seal will kill rust or stop it from spreading. Your first step after removing the original finish should be to remove the rust by which ever means you decide is best. You can use power tools, wire...
by Redmoggy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: windscreen rubbers splitscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 2652

Re: windscreen rubbers splitscreen

Bryan, will there be a possibility of them producing 49 MM screen rubber's?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Dashboard holes. Sheffield Moths?
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Dashboard holes. Sheffield Moths?

I'm not sure what I removed from them but my 49 also has those holes. They are factory.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 48076

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Take some time to evaluate how the sections were originally put together before trying to decide the best way to repair. For example the top of the door frame. You can see the spot welds that hold the gutter rail to the frame. Corrosion seems to extend under and past these. In order to repair you wi...
by Redmoggy
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: stamped chassis number location
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: stamped chassis number location

Talking with David Greenslade about my NZ 49 MM. He told me there was not a stamped number added.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Trevelers sills
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: Trevelers sills

Them men in brown coats and flat caps were not silly, it's unlikely they took the time to design that piece of steel and the associated tooling to produce it, simply on a whim. So the question I feel inclined to ask is.... Do you feel you understand the structural design of the vehicle well enough t...
by Redmoggy
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Underseal Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Underseal Removal

BMC has the right idea, soften with a hot air gun and the stuff comes of nice and easy. Not the nicest aroma though so try and do it outside.

Rod