Hi im Steve. Following on from my other thread. 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. I also joined the MMOC on advise from the previous owner. Tho il be around on both forums. Cheers.
Please no hate for the varnished wood. Im planning on keeping it varnished and keeping up the maintenance on it. I love that its older wood thats been treated. Its gonna be like a show car will be polished regularly and kept garaged. Tho this is along way off yet.
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
Yeah i am abit, tho haven't manged to do much this week due to being tired and light headed. Iv bruised and cut my legs alot by walking into things all week. Im light headed all the time and it gets worse when i try to do anything. Just doing a couple of hours a day on and off. If it takes years to do, it does. Tho once the frame is to together and welding completed it will be very straightforward and relaxing. Thanks
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! You dont see how much is involved with the paint prep as its not very exciting and usually summed up in one sentence.
My new welder is great, tho its learning to weld again. Its completely different to my gasless welder. Tho i think im getting the hang of it and much better welds.
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.
Oo forgot to update, iv braced the door opening. Cut out the boxing panel and fitted the new one. Seems abit low at the back. So maybe iv put the sill step in slightly to high. Doors lines up ok whilst i refitted but will need aligning when i refit it when iv finished. Had to remove sill covers which were held on with welds and brass with come off so i cut that part of the floors away. Anyway hers some pictures.