Our Morris Vehicles.

Post pictures and stories about your cars both present and past. Also post up "blogs" on your restoration projects - the more pictures the better! Note: blog-type threads often get few replies, but are often read by many members, and provide interest and motivation to other enthusiasts so don't be disappointed if you don't get many replies.
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Our Morris Vehicles.

#1 Post by morris mike » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:24 pm

Morris Minor Traveller 1972 Teal blue.

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#2 Post by zipgun » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Welcome to the madhouse Mike . I like a Morris :P Ever split your head on a Morris bonnet?

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#3 Post by morris mike » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:58 am

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#4 Post by rich. » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:51 am

nice! :thumbs:

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#5 Post by Topaz » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:12 pm

What a nice pair :!:

By coincidence I sat and watched a repeat of Wheeler Dealers yesterday where they fully rebuilt a Traveller - fascinating to see the chassis with all the timber and rear end removed - I hadn't realised the roof was aluminium - and then to see it all get rebuilt again - working with wood seems so much easier than working with metal :D

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#6 Post by JPB » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Topaz wrote:What a nice pair :!:

By coincidence I sat and watched a repeat of Wheeler Dealers yesterday where they fully rebuilt a Traveller - fascinating to see the chassis with all the timber and rear end removed.....

Mike
:? The only Traveller I ever saw that had a chassis was one that someone - possibly the Beardmore Bros - built on the chassis from a van, only the commercials came with chassis. :)

I like the Austin-badged LCV there, someone from this very forum was after buying a set of wheels from one of these to upgrade their Minor. Is that a Dublin CKD van or one that was held back for UK registration? Either way, nice! :thumbs:
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"Home is where you park it", so the saying goes. That may yet come true.. :oops:

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#7 Post by Topaz » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:05 pm

JPB wrote:
Topaz wrote: fascinating to see the chassis with all the timber and rear end removed.....

:? The only Traveller I ever saw that had a chassis was one that someone - possibly the Beardmore Bros - built on the chassis from a van, only the commercials came with chassis. :)
Ah! :roll:

Thanks for that - just showing that I haven't a clue what I'm talking about half the time :D

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#8 Post by mach1rob » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:40 pm

Love the LCV, always wanted one :)

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#9 Post by morris mike » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Do not think re-timbering a Morris Minor Traveller is a quick or easy job.

To carry it out properly (not many Travellers have been re-timbered correctly) you are looking at about 150-180 hours work.

When the timber is removed many other jobs come to light.....

Inner wing repairs.
Rear floor repairs and a repaint.
B post repairs.
Replacement rear wings.
Rear valance replacement.
New headlining.
New hardura to load area and rear of seat.
Strip internal timber and re-finish.
Clean all metal fittings.
Spray panels that fit into rear doors and side panels.
Fit new gutter channel.
Fit new sliding window channels.
Fit glass sliding side windows.
Fit rear door glass.
Prepare and apply at least 4 coats of Danish oil.
Etc Etc.

This is if you are carrying out the job properly,do not confuse with bodge jobs.


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#10 Post by zipgun » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:56 pm

Like Ed China does

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