Astral Traveller

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Postby MM » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:05 pm

Nice bit of progress! Can't the existing roof be repaired, as it's going to be a mission fitting the repair section?!
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Postby plastic orange » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:32 pm

It's only the sunroof section needing replaced - Andy cut out a larger section than required for adjustments :D

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Postby mrbenn » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:43 pm

Glad to see Astral Traveller inside for winter 8)

Any updates?
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Postby minormadman » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:18 am

Lookin busy Pete-but get them spiders outa 'ere :oops:.

(not) so happy memories of Vinyl roof fitting-did a Vittesse in the 70's-took me all day, thought it was the coolest thing on the planet (well in Grimethorpe anyway)

Mabel certainly looks different out in the open.   :)

Looking forwards to seeing you plans for the "Astral Traveller" 8)
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Postby plastic orange » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:33 am

mrbenn:60753 wrote:Glad to see Astral Traveller inside for winter 8)

Any updates?


No updates, I'm concentrating on mabel at the moment - Astral Traveller can wait a bit longer - not coming to any harm now.

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Postby Vanmorrisone » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:26 pm

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That light screwed to the bulkhead brought back memories of the seventies for me, wern't they called 'navigation' lights rally cars had them and so did a really rotten mk1 Cortina mine! happy days.
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Postby plastic orange » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:25 pm

I decided to make a start on mabel today and had a garage tidy up. I then decided to make a concerted effort to find the chassis number for Astral Traveller (haven't got a V5). I got out my trusty brass wire brush and cleaned up the chassis plates the original builder had relocated at the top of the bulkhead.
I now think I have found a number that relates to what I think is the build date, so I'll make another attempt with the heritage centre to validate this - fingers crossed :D

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Postby plastic orange » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:31 am

Wahaaaaaaaaaaay, I've now got a heritage certificate for Astral Traveller.
It was originally Gascoyne Grey and built on ether 21st or 22nd May 1951 and despatched on 24th May to Nuffield Exports.
I'll now be able to get a V5 for it - fingers crossed.

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Postby chrisryder » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:50 am

and then you're putting it back to how it left the factory, right? :lol:
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Postby plastic orange » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:05 pm

I needed a heritage certificate to prove to DVLA it is a Morris Minor. Because I have evidence that it was modified in 1973/4 then it should get a V5 with all it's mods declared.

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Postby tickman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:49 pm

plastic orange:63744 wrote:I needed a heritage certificate to prove to DVLA it is a Morris Minor. Because I have evidence that it was modified in 1973/4 then it should get a V5 with all it's mods declared.

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That is a great result Pete, hope the DVLA side is as easy as it should be!

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Postby motherofgod » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:00 pm

Sometimes DVLA, do come up trumps (i said sometimes)

With my traveller, even though it had been in america for near 10 years it was still registered here, and I just applied for new ownership and they sent the V5 :lol:  So hopefully you'll be sorted Pete

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Postby plastic orange » Wed May 30, 2012 10:39 am

At long last I've been able to purchase copies of Custom Car magazine with the car featuring - March and April 1975 - well done ebay.
I'll now go and see the local DVLA office before it closes for good.

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Postby Big Al » Wed May 30, 2012 10:42 am

Well done that man... but hurry they're on a extra long weekend this week and may have started already!  :lol: :wink:
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Postby plastic orange » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:35 am

A thread has appeared here: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... rris+Minor
about Astral Traveller. It looks like I'll be finding out some missing history from the 80's onwards  :)

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