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I have a 60 Traveller (LHD export) that did not come with trafficators but instead has the blank filler plates. I bought a pair of SF 80s but they look like the need some additional hardware or brackets as they won't line up with the holes the fillers use.



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Not sure, but I remembered this.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=7775&p=96977&hilit ... ets#p96977

It mentions the 2 door and 4 door brackets being different.

The 2 door ones had them low down as the B pillar was too thin.

The 4 door ones had them higher up as the B pillar was wide enough for them.

This may be one instance where despite the larger 2 door size doors on the traveller, it requires 4 door parts.

It is not an area I have played with, so can't confirm if those are correct or not.

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Just google "Morris Minor trafficators" or similar and these should come up. There are always specialists who have this sort of thing available along with the knowledge to help you.



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I still havent got a clear picture of which one it uses type 45 or type 50. The 45 is straight whereas the 50 has got bends in it. Does anyone have a picture of a traveller bracket? I can tell which one it is if I see it.
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Have you tried my suggestion above? I just spent about 2minutes googling and found specialist companies who list such parts and seem to know what is what.
Travellers with trafficators are relatively rare now and even those who have one might not be willing to dismantle it to take photos ;)



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old english white wrote:
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Have you tried my suggestion above? I just spent about 2minutes googling and found specialist companies who list such parts and seem to know what is what.
I did and probably found all the specialists you did. Problem is they list type 45 for 4 door and type 50 for 2 door but although a traveller is a 2 door its not a sedan hence my question. I have sent emails to about 3 of the "specialists" and none have replied back. I dont expect anyone to take their car apart for a picture but more hoping someone has one on a bench or remembers whether their brackets were straight or had bends



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If you are looking at new and they can't confirm perhaps they would accept returns.

As I stated before, I have no personal experience, but logic would tend to suggest the 2 door ones are curved because they have to mount low on the curved portion of body and that the traveller needs straight ones because they mount higher up on the B pillar as the 4 door ones do.

You may have to take a chance if no information is forthcoming.

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Tlea wrote:
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I did and probably found all the specialists you did. Problem is they list type 45 for 4 door and type 50 for 2 door but although a traveller is a 2 door its not a sedan hence my question. I have sent emails to about 3 of the "specialists" and none have replied back.
I'm not sure why you are finding it so difficult. This took me about 2 minutes: I simply googled "Morris Minor Trafficators" . Below all the google ads and ebay links were just 2 Morris Minor specialists. One made no mention of mountings but the other states "we can supply the original mounting brackets to fit the trafficators the car. Morris Minor 2door saloon, 4door saloon and Traveller types in stock"........"Please contact us for further details"....... There is no mention of a type 45 or a type 50? so I am confused.



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Custard wrote:
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If you are looking at new and they can't confirm perhaps they would accept returns.

As I stated before, I have no personal experience, but logic would tend to suggest the 2 door ones are curved because they have to mount low on the curved portion of body and that the traveller needs straight ones because they mount higher up on the B pillar as the 4 door ones do.

You may have to take a chance if no information is forthcoming.

Sean.
Thank you Sean, that is helpful



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old english white wrote:
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Tlea wrote:
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I did and probably found all the specialists you did. Problem is they list type 45 for 4 door and type 50 for 2 door but although a traveller is a 2 door its not a sedan hence my question. I have sent emails to about 3 of the "specialists" and none have replied back.
I'm not sure why you are finding it so difficult. This took me about 2 minutes: I simply googled "Morris Minor Trafficators" . Below all the google ads and ebay links were just 2 Morris Minor specialists. One made no mention of mountings but the other states "we can supply the original mounting brackets to fit the trafficators the car. Morris Minor 2door saloon, 4door saloon and Traveller types in stock"........"Please contact us for further details"....... There is no mention of a type 45 or a type 50? so I am confused.
OK, in about 15 seconds I came up with this (also did first time I searched) that clearly not only states but has pictures of type 45 and 50 and mentioning one for 2 door, other 4 door but not Traveller. As I stated to you as well in my previous post I have reached out to at least 3 of these specialists and no reply thus why I am asking here
here is picture link,
http://morrisminordoctor.com/services/trafficator



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Your searching is somehow giving you different results. My "Morris Minor Trafficator" search on google doesn't bring up that company at all. They are in Sri Lanka and I have never heard of them. There were only 2 Morris Minor specialists (both in the UK) who came up immediately in my search and the second of them listed the parts you require with no mention of the part numbers you are confused by so it seemed very simple. I don't know how or why you can't find the same results :?



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Not going to continue beating a dead horse but as I mentioned several times now I have contacted a few companies that claim to have the parts but no reply. And yes 2 of them are in the UK



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I guess you can give up - or persevere. We are only trying to help you. Over the many years I have owned Minors I have received good service from the various specialists who mostly seem keen to help and sell their parts. Many are run by fellow enthusiasts. During the pandemic, many businesses have suffered from lower staff levels and increased demand as classic car owners have spent more time at home with more opportunities to tinker with their cars and perhaps search for parts.
Many of these businesses are small and don't have full time office staff sitting at computers waiting to deal with these increased enquiries so perhaps have to prioritise? If your enquiry was for information to enable you to purchase an item from ebay or elsewhere then it is possible to imagine it not being given priority in busy times? If however you were asking to purchase an item which they have listed on their website it is hard to imagine why they would not reply. I find that many small and older established businesses respond better to telephone enquiries than emails. You have not mentioned which companies you contacted but the two which came up in my search I have used regularly myself and found them both helpful and reliable. If you cannot make contact yourself I am willing to ask them if they can supply these items for you? I have contact names at both. You haven't said, but I am guessing that you are not in the UK?



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Oh I don’t give up easily that’s not the issue. You are probably correct and that they don’t have time to answer me. I have inquired with the intent of purchasing and yes I am not in the UK which has been my experience that many times vendors do not want to deal with people where shipping is not conventional
I’m also pretty knowledgeable about small businesses and shops as I have had mine for close to 40 years and I do restore cars much like the people you were talking about
Just not Morris minors. This car is a present for my wife and I’m trying to get it very nice for her. Truth be told if I can’t get the right brackets or my answer we will just fabricate them in house. Thanks for your help



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