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New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:42 pm

Hi all bought a Morris minor today as a restoration and looks very soon for herself . I don't mind the work ahead though I see it as a challenge . this will be the second one I have owned hope you like and any tips would be greatly appreciated thanks for looking guys[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: New member with moggie

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby greendefender123 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:25 pm

Welcome, looks a good little project. What needs doing to it then?
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Re: New member with moggie

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:30 pm

Welcome and good luck with your project!

Start a restoration thread and take lots of pics as you go along and when you get fed up look at some of the minors that others have rescued!


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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:05 pm

Thanks guys will do . it's a Dublin built Irish car so far it needs passenger cill drivers full chassis leg door post done . pass one falling off bootlid drivers door bottom and strongly enough the inside bottom of the back windows is rotten that's at first glance will be fun to see what else it needs I will keep a thread up on the work I'm doing and if I go wrong I will gladly accept it thanks guys .. Another pic to keep you going haha[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:31 pm

My blue one is an Irish built one as well, the roofs on them do seem to suffer from rust more than any British built one Ive had. Lots of small details differences too, like body coloured grill and wheels and slightly differnt paint shades and interoirs, makes them more unusual! Does it still have shamrocks on the glass? All mine got wrecked by grinding sparks and has been changed over the years.


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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:41 pm

Never looked at the glass I may have a look in the morning . the old one I had did have the shamrocks on the glass I would like to keep it original but would like the white grill and wheel I hope to rescue this one as I wasn't so lucky with the last one But has a good side have alot of parts for this one so good news follows bad :) here is a pic of my first one[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:29 pm

Further inspection on the car its like a tea bag centre behind the hand break the b post on pass side the runners for back windows obth sides the floor in the back the floor at the bulkhead under the back seat is gone and that's just after a quick route around with the screw driver .. Oops bit more than I thought

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Re: New member with moggie

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Re: New member with moggie

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Neil MG » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:51 am

Seriously I would not consider this to be a sensible restoration proposition. At the very least I would obtain a better shell to start with. It would not make any economic sense whatsoever to try and fix that one when there are so many better ones being scrapped!
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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:26 am

Im Going Thursday to get a shell for it everywhere I look there is holes on it but has a lot iof usable parts on it for me so it wasn't a bad purchace . the car didn't look as bad when I bought it but the more I'm taking off the more its showing rot

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Neil MG » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:52 pm

Good move! Also, it is always useful to have a parts car if you are doing a restoration, so the more bits that come with the shell the better!

Enjoy the project and keep us posted!
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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:32 pm

Thanks I'll keep ye updated regularly .. So far I have wiring loom removed and cleaned up and checked chrome bits taken off and polished and on the way to removing the gear box have petroll tank and that out as well

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby greendefender123 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:48 pm

Thats abit of turn around then, atleast your not giving up on it. Its surprising finding rust that you cant see when its all together. Mine only needed a back panel, repairs on the rear arches and a plate on one sill. But as iv taken it apart iv found loads. Sills floors chassis leg needs a patch, inner arches and pillar repairs etc... keep us well updated tho. Love seeing the projects. Its like were all in this together lol.
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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:04 pm

I'm looking a all the projects here as inspiration .. Think I was looking at it with Rose tinted glasses but it has loads of parts and cuts .. Sure the inner wing is a flat plate screwed on annd the inner wings are filler I hit it with a hammer and it fell apart so all fun . it seems like a nice forum to be on very helpful bunch plenty of updates every day ye will be sick of the pictures and questions

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Mark Wilson » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:20 pm

At least you bought it as a project and knew it needed a lot doing. Quite a few of us on here paid serious money for cars which we thought were sound, only to find that they weren't all that much better than yours under the filler and paint. In my case no real regrets as I'm really enjoying the resto, and there's no way I'd have been allowed to start if my wife had realised quite what a wreck I was buying! As you say, nice forum, great advice on here.

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Johnd103 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:23 pm

That's very true thank god .. Have you a link to your resto page to have a look mark . little update went to look at my new shell and its pretty solid small hole in floor and small hole in rear wingvother than that its sound took the back axle out of hidi today to prep it for the new car but rain and thunder hampered work a bit[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Mark Wilson » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:24 am

Never got round to doing a restos thread - there are others on here with far more expertise than me, but I'll post a quick run through of four years work when I finish it.

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Re: New member with moggie

Postby Neil MG » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:04 am

If you didn't see it already here is my resto thread:
http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=48882

By far and away the very best thread of all is David Miles pick up restoration. It is in three parts and well worth taking the time to go through. What makes it so special is David's frank and open style working from a common base line. David did not have the good fortune of having either facilities, previous experience or technical background. Through shear determination and hard work he created a beautiful car,covering every nut and bolt and within a tight budget. He is an inspiration to all of us!

At the other end of the expertise scale is Rose Taupe and his traveller restoration. This shows absolute top drawer classic car restoration at it's best. The kind of detail and fabrication skills that are normally reserved for top Marque cars.

Then there are our friends in Northern Ireland that seem to find beautiful unrestored cars every other week! Seemingly a close knit group, professional and practical, with examples of cars that are sympathetically restored and used as reliable transport, but also pick up the odd trophy! Makes me want to live there!

Then there are dozens of projects on here that are destined from the start never to be completed. Frankly, easy to spot, but not to comment on.
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