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1936 Morris 8, my first restoration
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Bob T



Joined: 16 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: 1936 Morris 8, my first restoration Reply with quote

Hi about 2 months ago I bought a Series 1 2 door saloon that has not been on the road for 40 years. I am already well into the restoration.I recently came across this site and am trying out my first post along with some pics, fingers crossed.

I have followed the instructions about using photobucket but can't seem to download any pics, can anyone help,
Cheers
Bob

Back to the begining, these 3 pics were taken on day 1, finding and collecting the car:




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peter scott



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bob,

Welcome to the forum. Photobucket has changed just recently so this might be your problem. It used to be that when you looked at a group of photos in your album that each had the link information below it. Now you only see the photos and you need to click on one and bring up a larger image before is shows you the links. Having got the links just left click and "copy" the bottom one of the set and paste it where you want it in your forum post.

The bottom one includes img and /img parts before and after your address.

Looking forward to seeing your Morris,

Peter
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Bob T



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These 2 pics are early in the stripdown and show the extent of the rot!!



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47p2



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go Bob Wink

Nice project to keep you busy during the winter months








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Bob T



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still can't get the hang of it but something is happening !!

These 2 show the body tub on way to be shot blasted, and one of the wings after it had bee cleaned but before repair.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice original car and in pretty good shape.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 47p2,
what did you do, my pics all appeared as if by magic
Bob
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Bob T



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Looks like a nice original car and in pretty good shape.

Peter

The car is the original one lady owner with just 61000 miles, not used but dry stored since 1970.
I have completely stripped the car, and am just about to start the long job of putting it back together. I will post some more 'before' pics soon, then I hope to make regular posts with the progress.
The chassis has been repaired and new sill etc on the body tub. Amazingly things like the roof and doors are perfect as is the bonnet, but wings have needed repair and the running boards are the only bits of body that have been replaced completely.
More soon, just one more pic !

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Bob T



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I live in Great Cornard, Suffolk, near the Essex border, is there anyone local to me that has an interest in pre-war Morris 8's?
Or does anyone know of any clubs in my area that organise events that I could take part in next year when Gwendolen (the Morris ) is back on the road.
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Bob
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bob T
Welcome to the site

Got a Sister in Mallard way.

And a well known member lives no too far from you.

This year was my first for shows as well, most if not all had been booked for me by a friend, even befor ethe car was finished Laughing Laughing

BTW. I have an almanac that needs a proper read, I'll see whats in there.

Roger
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob T wrote:
By the way, I live in Great Cornard, Suffolk, near the Essex border, is there anyone local to me that has an interest in pre-war Morris 8's?
Or does anyone know of any clubs in my area that organise events that I could take part in next year when Gwendolen (the Morris ) is back on the road.
Cheers
Bob


Welcome to the forum Bob, I'm sure Nic Jarman will be along soon as he lives very near you and also has a Morris Eight.
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Nic Jarman



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard, yes we have already been in touch through the Morris Register. Bob have you spotted my thread "The Long Road......" From the look of your photos you are going to be doing about the same as me. Do you have a photo of how the rear headliner bar fits to the woodwork? See you soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see the photos Bob, looks like a great project. There are quite a few owners of pre-war Morrises dotted about the forum, so you should find yourself in good company Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked at your body and I know a chap that repaired mine in Alpheton.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob
There is a very active club not far from you the Colne Valley Sports and Classic Car club lots of pre war stuff and nice post war as well- runs out, meets in evenings and even lunch times, attends shows , has talks etc PM me for details if required! Meets usually in Great Yeldham
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