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by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4894
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Re: My '58 Van

I reckon I could do that. I would have to make the hoops as the car ones would most probably be too short, anyone know what they are usually made from as I have never seen them?
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Long time coming
Replies: 9
Views: 208
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Re: Long time coming

Great looking Minor :D
:positive:
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 243
Views: 29778
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Re: Matilda

I think a heritage certificate is the only way to find out production dates.
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda
Replies: 243
Views: 29778
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Re: Matilda

Happy birthday Matilda :occasion7: :occasion9:

Good to see you for a good catch up after so long, even socially distanced. :D
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4894
Great Britain

Re: My '58 Van

Cheers Pete. I was going to use a sheet of 3.6mm ply on the sides with 4-way stretch carpet glued to it and the wheel arches. I have been doing a lot of head-scratching regarding the headliner, definitely will not be using fur though :lol: :lol: I did that to a Ford Escort mk1 in the 80's :shock: :r...
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4894
Great Britain

Re: My '58 Van

I'm looking at tidying the back of the van by trimming the walls and arches and putting some sort of headlining in. Does anyone have any ideas about how to fit a headlining in a van back? A van that I looked at before buying mine had a proper headling fitted (wish I'd taken a photo), I'm just not su...
by MickEssex
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda's Resurrection
Replies: 13
Views: 420
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Re: Matilda's Resurrection

I would replace the rotten section of wood before doing any cutting or welding, it'll be easier to make the metal fit to the wood than make the wood fit to the metal, plus it would give rigidity to the entire Ash frame whilst rotating the car.
by MickEssex
2 months ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Torque setting for minilights
Replies: 3
Views: 162
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Re: Torque setting for minilights

Thanks Sean
50lb ft does sound better to me, I'll nip out and re-torque them i think for peace of mind.
by MickEssex
2 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4894
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Re: My '58 Van

They are 5.5 x 14, I wanted 15" but was told they no longer made them that size in the colour I wanted only silver.
by MickEssex
2 months ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Torque setting for minilights
Replies: 3
Views: 162
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Torque setting for minilights

What should minilight alloys be torqued up to ?

I know standard steel wheels should be 37 - 39 lb/ft but the fitter who fitted the alloys on the van said he'd torqued them too 110 nm, this seemed excessive to me on the shinny minor wheel studs.

Any advice appreciated.
by MickEssex
2 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4894
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Re: My '58 Van

Got tyres fitted to these babies this morning, only drove about 8 miles on them but it feels like a much better ride now. :D 20200725_150537.jpg 20200725_150547.jpg I'm going to get the 5.5j steelies sorted with new tyres soon then I have a choice of look for the van depending on mood. 8) Hmmm :thin...
by MickEssex
3 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 232
Views: 20475
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Well done, you are making some excellent progress. :positive:
by MickEssex
4 months ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: Astral Traveller
Replies: 165
Views: 59704
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Re: Astral Traveller

Hopefully it will stay in one piece, it would be a shame to see it stripped and sent to the four corners especially with all the history attached.
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 4894
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Re: My '58 Van

Are you aware of the 6 month MOT extension? http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/how-the-6-month-coronavirus-mot-extension-works/ar-BB11zc5M?li=AAJsFr5&ocid=mailsignout So anyone needing an MOT to tax their vehicle should be able to tax it without for the next 6 months from the end of March. The arti...
by MickEssex
5 months ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: Which polish?
Replies: 4
Views: 294
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Which polish?

There are so many polishes on the market and as I used the last of my Autoglym super resin polish, thought it time to see if I can find something that will make the shine last longer.

What do you use and can recommend?