Maurice - a very long term project

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Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Sun May 01, 2016 9:32 am

I've had this car for some 16 months - came cheap! - it was going to the scrapyard.
It's taken me 8 months to build me a wooden garage and yesterday Maurice was dragged round from the front of the house into his new home.
It looks like someone gave up on a restoration - the floor cross meber has been removed,
The floor needs replacing - the sills are a real mess - zinc plated sheet has been pop riveted over them. The drivers door is missing but the nearside is there and the gap looks ok. The inner wing and the tie plate has taken a knock and is buckled.
This is going to be a long project and your advice will be needed.
But now I'm just having fun stripping him down to a bare shell - I'll keep the door and wings on 'till I brace the door gap.
Catch ya later
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Panky » Sun May 01, 2016 10:03 am

I say that's one smart shed 8)
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Plin » Sun May 01, 2016 12:50 pm

I have to agree with Panky - that is a very smart 'shed'. :D
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby tickman » Sun May 01, 2016 4:04 pm

Nice work with the garage, looks a good place to work.
Is that rubber flooring?
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Panky » Sun May 01, 2016 4:06 pm

Nor being derogatory, just that I call garages sheds - and that's a very nice one :D
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Diggin it,
What you going to do first then?

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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Panky » Sun May 01, 2016 10:22 pm

Could do with another headlamp :)
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Mon May 02, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks for comments on the garage - yes it has rubber floring - chucked out at work.
The car has gone in front first so the drivers side will get the first attention - but exactly where I don't know yet.
I see now that it look likes that the car had been turned over on it's nearside for some time - theres lond strands of organic stuff everywhere and there's loads of crud in the rolled lip abouve the door/window. The worst of the rot iso n that side - a bit on the bulkhead - door and rear wing that I've yet to take off.
I need another headight? - I need two as I have a lowlight grill to use.
Carry on stripping!
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Tue May 03, 2016 1:19 pm

OK the car is stripped apart from the passenger door and front wings and ready to go over on its side when needed. The first side will be the drivers side, Looking over this side the rear wing mounting area will need replacing, both the front and rear floor, I haven't taken the sill covers of but i'm pretty sure all of that area will need replacing and as I've said the cross member is off, and the flitch panel and tie plate needs doing, the front chassis rails are solid but have some patches and dents so I ought to replace these too. I'll borrow a few of the passenger bolts and mount in the door frame to see where everything fits at the moment.
So where do I start?
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Wed May 04, 2016 12:45 pm

Bolted on a door today and gaps ok so took off the sill cover and what a suprise - the box plate isn't too bad and the inner sill is ok once I remove the floor patches.
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Wed May 11, 2016 7:35 am

Well in for a penny - I decided to cut out the box plate as it wasn't so good at the ends - I've now some fabrication to do - sorry sbout the picture quality.
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:15 am

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I've been a long time making a shrinker/stretcher tool and made up a repair panel for the inner chassis underneath the rear 1/4 panel.
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God my welding is atrocious - and now 3 stitches in my left index finger after trying to grind it all back! - But it's in and looks very good if I say so myself.
My problem now is what to do with the box panel extension piece - the bottom has gone and it would be nice to replace it as a panel but rear 1/4 panel is in quite good nick and so would be a pity to cut it out for access - any suggestions?
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:32 am

Started welding in the rear 1/4 floor but ran out of gas! So meanwhile I cut out the rust in the rear of the front inner wing and made up a patch ready to weld in.
Now I'm looking at the rear inner wing, the inner wing itself is peppered with rust holes and so has to come out as does the body flange ound it as wel as the chassis box section - can any one see of an order to do this in?
By the way - Screw fix sell a weld through Zinc Galvaniseing Spray for £4.49 if you didn't know!
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look on 1st page of project jeff, and you will see how i did my sons car,

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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:19 pm

Thanks Allen - very helpfull

Anybody know where I can get my old pub bottle filled in Bristol?
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