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Old 16th March 2005, 19:29   #1
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My grandfather's first car , a black Morris Minor is lying in my garage.
It had previously been worked upon by a garage but they didnt do too good a job .there are bubblles under the paint job and I think that it has somthing to do with the body rusting. He did up the carusing bits and pieces of other Padminis and Ambassadors in his garage and really cheated us.I have stripped the interiors and want to do somthing to it to prevent the rusting. Also there are a lot of things that need to redone like the fuel pump nd all. I want to do the whole project on my own . A little help please.....................
Starting with what to do about the rusting.
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ummm . . . where to start from ?
dude go beat up the garage dude first who scammed you , and then we could look further . . . .
don't know much about resoring and stuff , i m sure rudra and g.t.o could give you some expert advice on the same .


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If you're very serious about restoring it, try and get your hands on another Morris which has what you want but is otherwise not in running condition. That would ensure you have cheap 'spares'.

I use this method to keep my RD350 in its original condition, though it also means that I end up with a huge store of unwanted bits and pieces like a spare chassis - you cant pick and choose the bits you want! Wife's been eyeing the 'spares garage' in a way that looks ominous for all those old carbs, forks, wheels, engine blocks and stuff like that...

After that, find a good garage which does old cars, preferably one where the 'ustad' is an old man who thinks that todays electronic cars are all rubbish. Work with him, if you have the time.

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Khanak. is it possible to see some pics? I mean the way it is now.
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I dont have any right now but I have taken some. I will post them as soon as i get back.
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Hey dude,
There is this garage that did a really good job on my maths sirs 1961 fiat.
You can contact him as he also owns a part of it and might be able to help you get the parts.
Check out the job they have done.

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thts a nicely done baby fiat. but as i want to restore the whole thing myself. maybe i can contact him for technical assistance or somthing
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was doing a bit of research and came across a couple of minor ads
enjoy!!





































PS mine is the one in the "its one of the family" ad
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pretty cool stuff.
Will get the number and PM you soon.
I am looking around for a 1986 800 to begin work with.
I love it and since i am not doing anything for 3 months now i was planning on restoring or doing an internship with something hopefully related to cars.
Even DC.
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There are two morris minors laying in junk in my area please let me know if you are interested to get the parts for your car. I will get you the information.



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My grandfather's first car , a black Morris Minor is lying in my garage.
It had previously been worked upon by a garage but they didnt do too good a job .there are bubblles under the paint job and I think that it has somthing to do with the body rusting. He did up the carusing bits and pieces of other Padminis and Ambassadors in his garage and really cheated us.I have stripped the interiors and want to do somthing to it to prevent the rusting. Also there are a lot of things that need to redone like the fuel pump nd all. I want to do the whole project on my own . A little help please.....................
Starting with what to do about the rusting.
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Khanak, for rust you need to sand the car and put primer on it. Then coat it with Shalimar black antirust layer or a coat of rubberized underbody coating. For best results use Wurth. You get both the self sray can or the tin which you can spray from a spray gun.
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he posted this in 2005 and hasn't updated on it. i'm guessing restoration is all done.
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