Steves Morris Traveller 1970

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Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi im Steve. Following on from my other thread. Will be joining the club soon. But money is an issue this month. Car is a owner from new. Full service history tho it hasnt been on the road since 84. Iv got loads of pictures. And am doing abit at a time. No rush to do it.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:29 pm

Looks like a good project! :D


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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

Postby greendefender123 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:29 am

Yeah it's a lot of work tho. I can only do a little bit at a time due to my health. I was only after a morris saloon that needed tidying that my partner and i could run around in and do some shows. But this car is one off and il me keeping it. Will probably have to do up a saloon to sell to get some money back. Anyway heres some more pictures.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

Postby greendefender123 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:39 pm

Abit more done today. Shame i cant thrash on with it. Bloody health. I had to grind of the lower grill bolts. They were completely rusted up. And to long aswell. Iv been labelling all the wiring so i know goes where. Progress is slow but il get there.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:32 am

Been busy yesterday. Engine and box removed. Gonna have a good sort out of the workshop today. Never seem to have any space! Might stick the interior in the loft. Shame the seats wont fit up there. I cant damage any of it as its original and mint you (cant buy that!)apart from the rotten carpet which will need replacing. Tho thats a long way off yet. Might just temporarily put the wood together to keep it together and out of the way.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
And the messy workshop. Believe it or not i am tidy and put everything away when iv finished. Theres plenty of stuff already in the workshop which dosent help matters.[frame]Image[/frame]
Just trying out the wood for looks. Just imagining going for picnicks with my partner next summer in it lol. Will also be great for longer trips and some camping. Much better then the old ka my partner wont give up. My cars not practical for that but the landy is great tho abit juicy.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:37 am

Just been playing with the wood. Its been decided after having a couple of people in know have come to look to keep it varnished as it will be like a show car the wood looks old which is really good. It will be getting another coat of varnish before its fitted and will be varnished every year afterwards. I so happy with the wood tho. Gonna get some argon/co2 for the welder tomorrow then i can make a start on the body.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:40 am

P.S iv just joined the club. Will hopefully get some information soon.
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:07 pm

Nothing worth posting up. Iv been taking the bits off the old wood. Welded up the bottoms of the metal bit that fit the wood. Iv just started rubbing down and filling the alloy panels for the wood today. Slow and steady!
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby Johnd103 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:46 pm

Looks like a nice project good progress so far I'd dread doing a traveller myself with the timber aspect of it

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:43 am

Haha i was after saloon that needed tidying lended up with a traveller project. Im sure il be ok tho.
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby Johnd103 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:55 pm

Plenty of patience needed there with it I'll be keeping an eye on it been done

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:37 pm

I was away last week. But before then, Saturday and today iv been busy filling and sanding the panels. Its so much work doing. They arnt going to be perfect but will be good. It takes forever sanding down the filler. But il be happy with results. I can live with the odd imperfection as the car will be staying original.
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:48 pm

Some pictures the o/s wing was quite bad but alot better. They still need the final rub down before painting. Im still finishing the rear panels. Iv also been spraying a black dusting coat on and sanding it smooth. I think its gonna look good. Iv been using etch primer on bare metal. Just a quick spray. Then filling primer. Im only managing abit of sanding a day. Think the weldings gonna be easier lol.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:40 pm

Finished the spraying for the wood. Apart from the roof. Panels arnt perfect but much better than i was expecting. Im really pleased with it. Its gonna look lovely and original i reckon. Just gonna put the wood together and work out where i need to weld the metal up to. Im hoping to get all the welding all done over winter and get ready to spray the body next summer. Im thinking i might strip off the old panit which might give a slightly better finish.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby Johnd103 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:41 pm

Your flying with it now wish I could say the same I'm still waiting on the shell

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Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Postby greendefender123 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:26 pm

Got the other panels screw into the wood. Iv added another coat of varnish under the panels. Im so happy with the paint results its nowhere near perfect but for first time spraying its great. Iv really over done it today tho. I shouldn't do asmuch but am making the most of the weather before it goes. Early night for me.
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