Pickup restoration part three

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: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Neil MG » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:34 pm

Congratulations and well done. This was a real labour of love and a journey of learning. I think you have gained a lot of followers on this thread and that you are an absolute model for any would be diy restorer.

Respect!
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby irmscher » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:04 pm

Well done :D

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby brucek » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:11 pm

The smile says it all - the long nights and all the grief is forgotten - now enjoy the fruits of your labours - excellent work David :D


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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Dryad » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:31 pm

Fantastic! Well done! And another Minor back on the road where it belongs! :D :D :D


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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby alexandermclaren » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:48 pm

Awesome we are all cheering you on
its been a long haul but worth it
Well done
and a wee gem of a pickup will live to see the bright future with you and you family
Welcome to the open road ahead


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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby les » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:42 pm

Well done for seeing it through to the end! :D No 'abandoned project' post for you!

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby ptitterington » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:59 pm

After the excitement wears off and you realise you have a noisy 1970ish commercial vehicle please let me know if you find a way to make it quieter !!!!
Well done
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:07 pm

HAPPY DAYS!!!!

Enjoy driving it after all your work :D


Too many Minors so little time.....

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby morrisminorbzh » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:00 am

You look a VERY happy man - and rightly so. Félicitations as they say over here - this is and has been a most amazing thread which I have followed with great interest since I've joined the MMOC. "Well done lad!"! as Wallace would say.

Must look up your very early threads so see the state of your pickup before restauration - or perhaps you could post "before and after" photos.

Many happy miles of motoring to you both.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Dean » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:20 am

This is excellent news, congratulations. It's a great feeling when a project finally comes to a close.


On a side note, when you walked into the house with the MOT certificate, skipping shouting "YIPEE!", did the dog attack you and your wife and kids say "who are you? Get out of my house!"... "Where's David when we need him?".... ?????
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby StaffsMoggie » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Excellent! Well done! Considering what you started with you have done superb!

Enjoy! :D :D :D

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby mogbob » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:59 pm

David
THAT DAY has arrived.Many, many congratulations.A phenomenal acheivement !!

You've endeared yourself to the Forum.We shared your ups and downs and you haven't been afraid to hold your hand up ,when things didn't quite go right.There isn't a restorer who hasn't "taken a wrong turning" during their restoration but lots won't admit it.
You've worked very hard and are now fully entitled to wear the "official silly grin " that says I did that myself.
Enjoy and savour every moment you spend driving the vehicle.
Well done, David.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby janstolp » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:07 am

Bob found exactly the right words ,the way you shared your restoration with us on the forum is what made your reports so special.I enjoyed reading them.
Now get into your car and use it. :lol:
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby stag36587 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm

well said and the car looks absolutely amazing - drive her well and look after her better! :)
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Fingolfin » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:22 pm

Aaah, David, you beat me and Mog! :lol: We're all very proud of you. Of course -- we know you'll still need us -- if only because you've gotten the bug, and you have to have another Minor soon! 8)
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby StaffsMoggie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:23 am

I for one give you the utmost respect.


Very well done mate. While you have done yours, mine has been under a sheet in the garden....


Its still there..

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby dellerie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:32 pm

so then......... whats next?

a saloon perhaps?

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Matt Tomkins » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:51 pm

i think you need to post some before and after pics, david.
fantastic work, though -- well done :)


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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:19 pm

Thanks for all the support there guy's n Dolls. Ive got a tax disc, simplist and quickest time Ive spent in any government office, if you do go to one of these efficient and well run DVLA offices make sure you ask to sign the pettition about their closure.
Ironically Ive been sick since the MOT, Being unwell enough to prevent me experiencing my first country drive, blast this untimely virus! So before the end of the week I will drive her and take some nice pics of her out on the road
After that I have a few advisories to attend to, nothing too significant at all, missing bolts to (and) master cylinder cover plate, slight play N/S trunion, sump pan dented, oil leak engine.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby pfgiz » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:12 pm

Mr Miles..... well done sir..... Can't wait to see it around..... Now the fun starts.... enjoy the driving....
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