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Cheers Wayne, Cheers Jax. I will keep you all updated on progress for sure.

Today was checks on My Morris Minor Pickup, Alice. Battery, check, brakes, check, new exhaust brackets check, new Condenser, Check, she's ready to roll, and what a beautiful day for a test drive.
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Glad shes purring right for you. Is she unique over there, a real beauty for sure. Really like the vintage autos and trucks
the Pickups were numerous in their day, they started disappearing from the roads in the UK around the late 70's, early 80's. I've only ever seen three other Morris Minor Pickups in Sussex, and one of those is a converted/cut down and converted Van. Alice left the factory in 1968 as a Pickup.

back to Mickey, and time to remove the glued on sound insulation material from the back shelf to see what's underneath.
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rust holes either side.
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the Pickups were numerous in their day, they started disappearing from the roads in the UK around the late 70's, early 80's. I've only ever seen three other Morris Minor Pickups in Sussex, and one of those is a converted/cut down and converted Van. Alice left the factory in 1968 as a Pickup.

back to Mickey, and time to remove the glued on sound insulation material from the back shelf to see what's underneath.
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rust holes either side.
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the Pickups were numerous in their day, they started disappearing from the roads in the UK around the late 70's, early 80's. I've only ever seen three other Morris Minor Pickups in Sussex, and one of those is a converted/cut down and converted Van. Alice left the factory in 1968 as a Pickup.

back to Mickey, and time to remove the glued on sound insulation material from the back shelf to see what's underneath.
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rust holes either side.
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not to bad actually
 

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Time to deal with the parcel shelf later, today's task was fixing this ugly rust hole right here in the luggage compartment right in the corner of the petrol tank support.
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it's a double skin hole, needs cutting square and welding up with new metal. Inside skin first, and while I'm there that corner piece has rusted out and also needs a new curved piece in there.
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it all looks such a mess till you get a skim of easy sand over it and sand it back.
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there should be a hole here, for the cable to the lights, but it's worn itself too large, needs cutting out and a new piece with the right size hole drilled in it, let in.
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moving on so quick I can hardly keep up, hole welded up, now onto this one in the middle of the luggage floor, the repair piece needs slight trimming one side to make it pop in flush.
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close study of the cut out holed and pitted piece shows that the rust treatment is doing it's thing.
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Last hole welded up in the luggage bay floor.
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the luggage bay is nearly done, time for a sand down and coat of primer.
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I'm painting the engine bay, the luggage compartment and the wheel arches with tough, hard wearing brush applied black paint, these areas will benefit form this tough, rust resistant garage door paint. The bodywork will all be white outside, but the concealed areas, including the belly and floor, will all get a few coats of this.
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My Cat, Teddy Bodkin, takes a great interest in my latest project, mainly because it once was a home to Mice, none today, but he can but hope.
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I'm painting the engine bay, the luggage compartment and the wheel arches with tough, hard wearing brush applied black paint, these areas will benefit form this tough, rust resistant garage door paint. The bodywork will all be white outside, but the concealed areas, including the belly and floor, will all get a few coats of this.
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That will protect it for sure
My Cat, Teddy Bodkin, takes a great interest in my latest project, mainly because it once was a home to Mice, none today, but he can but hope.
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Not to sure the cat appreciate s all your hard work
 

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pokeing the bodywork with a screwdriver I discovered one hole I was unaware of. Here it is welded up and smoothed out with easy sand.
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another area of interest, in comparison to how it looks now to how it looked earlier in the year, is here in this internal corner above the floor pan.
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this was once a jagged rusty hole only a few weeks ago.
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the area underneath, below the dash at the front is sanded and ready for a wipe down and coat of hard wearing paint.
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still loads to do on the body, but it is moving in the right direction, Monday I'll be ordering floor pans from the Heritage center.
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