My long term project , morris truck v8

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58 MOGGY wrote:Looks like it takes the chrome trim to me


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I'll agree, looks like chrome trim.

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I was thinking it is the one for the stainless trim just wasn't sure ,thanks
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Removed the fuel fill indent a couple nights ago won't need it since my tank is twords the front of the bed, should make for a nice smoother look. I also filled the holes on the top of the bed rails
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Re: My long term project , morris truck v8

Postby emjay » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 pm

It's hard to tell from those photos. One looks like the old style and one looks like the new style. You want to pull the grommet such that the cavity for the trim opens up a bit. The early style for the stainless trim has just a small crack of a cavity. Whereas the later style for the plastic filler has more of a void and is very similar if not the same profile as the rear window.
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emjay wrote:It's hard to tell from those photos. One looks like the old style and one looks like the new style. You want to pull the grommet such that the cavity for the trim opens up a bit. The early style for the stainless trim has just a small crack of a cavity. Whereas the later style for the plastic filler has more of a void and is very similar if not the same profile as the rear window.



I'm thinking it must be the old style for metal trim because there isn't a slit big enough for an insert, definitely not the same style as the rear, I'll post some pics when I get to putting it in
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I'm messing around with wiper setups today, don't really want to use the 1000 style wiper setup with the motor on the inner wheel well. Tried to fit a mgb 2 speed in the dash with 1000 wheelbox setup but just not enough room. Looks like I might have to settle for a single speed Morris. It's looking like a series 2 might be the best option. It has a few obvious differences the wheel boxes have a different wiper arm attachment style and the spacing seems slightly different. has anyone had any luck adapting the 1000 wheel boxes and drive assy to the series 2 motor /in dash unit? I looked around the site but didn't see anything about anyone doing this but it is a little odd for most circumstances.
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I spent some time yesterday trying to adapt the 1000 model wheel boxes and cable to the series 2 motor it is possible to adapt but I ran into some problems that would possibly cause trouble one being that the series 2 has a different motor Gear Drive than the thousand so the cable travel is different so the wipers would not go as far as they should. and there is not enough room under the dash so anything series 2 is
Prety much out. I have a couple more ideas I'll have to do a little more looking and if I come up with a plan I'll post up some pictures
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This is the best option that I could come up with for wipers, I think it should work well. It's a 2 speed from an mgb. It fits well in the kick pannel area, it will require fabrication of a custom cover for the kick pannel but that should be doable.
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Very neat. Almost the same set up I did with my Chevy Belair as the previous owner had made a real bodge of the cable run getting it all wrong and fitted to the other side of the car. Simple is always best.

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I added some dynamat to the doors and roof. It's hard to believe how much difference it makes. It should be interesting to see how it performs when driving.
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Looked through the spare parts the other day and found a nice straight hood. I had to remove the supports from the bottom to fit over the engine, it it possible to run without the supports? I'll also need to figure out how to get a hood prop since the original won't work. Anyone have any creative ideas for a hood prop?
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Re: My long term project , morris truck v8

Postby 58 MOGGY » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:23 am

Hi,i had same problem with the bonnet reinforcement support,when removed it all gets a bit flappy,i cut the support in half and made it longer so it fits up tight on underside,i seam sealed(tiger seal)to under side,as i had already painted.You could weld as you before paint,Then i bought gas strut,works real nice,
You doinng great job,always look forward to your updates, cheers Dunk
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Re: My long term project , morris truck v8

Postby Sleeper » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:39 am

If you have the "clap-hands" wipers and want to use the later wiper motor it helps if you can re-locate the drive pin to 13mm from the metal diameter to give the correct sweep...
If you don't have any spare wheels the pin can be cut out,cleaned up and re-used 180 degrees out,and maybe re-locate the park cam 180 degrees also...

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A 6mm round steel bar either welded or glued in the return edge at the front of the bonnet stiffens things up no end and stops the usual cracking and splits that form. Mine also has a centre brace made from round bar which goes across in roughly the same location as original. This is welded in the centre of the bonnet and makes things nice and stable.

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58 MOGGY wrote:Hi,i had same problem with the bonnet reinforcement support,when removed it all gets a bit flappy,i cut the support in half and made it longer so it fits up tight on underside,i seam sealed(tiger seal)to under side,as i had already painted.You could weld as you before paint,Then i bought gas strut,works real nice,
You doinng great job,always look forward to your updates, cheers Dunk
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, your hood brace looks nice, I do like the idea of a gas shock, I was thinking of trying to modify the original hood prop but will give it some more thought, glad your enjoying the progress it's nice to hear I'm on the right track from guys that have experience with the same issues
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