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The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:12 am

Hi again from Melbourne Australia! My current project,"Christine" is still under way and there is a build thread on this forum but I recently bought a 2 door as a second project to fill in the free time that I dont have. So it actually appears to be quite solid for a Morris,yes,of course there is rust but not as bad as the coupe that I recently sold of as it was so "bodged" that I lost interest in proceeding with it. I have done the first repairs to the passenger side A pillars,primed and sealed and the guard has also had some slight repairs. I dont expect there to be a lot of pics at this time while I still have Chrissy but will post as something happens but for the moment I need to try and turn it around in my carport so that it is ready for me to start the other side when the opportunity arises and so until next time!
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby frosty » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:38 am

Good start Pete :)
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:42 am

Funny how you travel the world to talk to a local hey Frosty!!
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby Big Al » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:02 pm

jimmy-d wrote:Funny how you travel the world to talk to a local hey Frosty!!


We're all neighbours at the MMO... :positive:
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby frosty » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:22 am

jimmy-d wrote:Funny how you travel the world to talk to a local hey Frosty!!



Big Al wrote:We're all neighbours at the MMO... :positive:



Local and/or overseas .... we are all Morris Minor Family :D

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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:02 am

So,short and sweet,look at first pic of repairs to rust area of A pillar,passenger side,just done same to drivers side. Unfortunately driver side was a little worse off and required a bit more work,plus having to deal with PO repairs that were less than optimal but hopefully all good and have a few solid years left in them now. Next job,to finish the undr floor welding when I can get it up on ramps then fit the guards with another coat of sound deadener,then move to the rear.
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 am

So I have fitted the guards,an absolute bugger to get the gaps half decent but getting there,guess that has to be expected when using panels from different cars and allowing for previous damage etc etc. Not really good pics at present as I need to move it out to be able to get around it but Im sure you get the idea.
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:46 am

Hi there all,A little bit more time spent on the coupe,although it is a 1000 I sort of prefer the earlier models dash and grill and so I have been converting/customising the original dash and am in the process of constructing a customised low lite grill tho fit. It will retain the Hi Lite front guards as well with the added Low Lite custom. No pics of the grill yet but 1 of the dash,not completed but just as it stands at present. Note that the top section of the speedo enclosure has been filled and will house the 2 Indicator lts,Hi Beam and Alternator idiot lights. Not sure about the lower panel yet,may leave it or cover and add gauges,will think on that.Regards Pete
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jonathon H » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:00 pm

We added modern instruments to our early dash.
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:24 am

Are they round gauges that have been appropriately placed in the original cut out? Where is the speedo,still in the centre of the dash?
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Postby jonathon H » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:00 am

Correct, yes they are Smiths gauges, the rev counter is a SPA unit which has a digital speedo , so these are the only 3 units required ;)
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby MM » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:39 pm

Nice work! What will go in the passenger glovebox lid - a clock?
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:53 pm

Undecided so far,have been offered an original morris badge to go there but anything could happen,am back to my ute at the moment so haven't given it much thought of late.
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:20 am

So just a brief update to confirm that things are still happening! Christine got sold off as I decided that I would never be happy with her due to space limitations,not enough leg room to make long driving comfortable so am going to concentrate on the coupe now,no time frame,just as it happens.
Rear guards have been welded on,trafficator holes behind front doors filled and flat panel fitted in engine bay. Driveline still undecided but I have altered the engine bay crossmember a little for a bit more depth in the bay,thats it for the moment. I have a Datsun 1200 and 4 spd box but think I would like a little more go so thinking about Nissan L18 or L20 but really depends on what comes available at the right price. Anyway,a couple of pics and more updates later.
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Re: The "Coupe"

Postby jimmy-d » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:36 am

Small update,still at it,decided to run with what I have until its go rego and on the road so that means datsun 1200 and 4 spd. Have the engine and box roughed in place,just doing some fine tuning on engine clearances and drive shaft angles,will then weld/bolt it all in place,remove engine again to clean and paint bay then refit running gear for final time before moving on to other issues. Have 2 sets of seats to choose from at present, one from a Hyundai the other from an Alfa 156,would like to use the 156 but Aus law dictates that in a two door the front seats must have a release that can be operated by the rear passenger,the 156 seats do not, the Hyundai seats do so will have to see what can be sorted. nothing else for the moment.
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