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Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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Hi everyone,

This is going to be a bit of a large photo-filled post, along with some descriptive wording where appropriate...

I have had on the back burner, for many years, a Morris Minor Traveller to pickup conversion project (though it started as something different, it morphed into this). I have come to a decision it is far better for someone else to either take the whole thing on as a going concern, or I may, if there are enough 'big items' with interested parties, start to sell off collections of parts.

If you go for the whole project, then you will need a big van to get it all in. Please bear this in mind when enquiring, I won't be shipping the whole thing, and even if I do start to sell off bigger ticket items I will still much, much prefer collection from the BS28 area of Somerset.

So.... what have we got?

There is an extended wheelbase fabricated chassis, using commercial parts, and a Traveller cab:
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More to come, please be patient, limit of 5 images per post :roll:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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More of the same:
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To be continued....
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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You can see in that picture, there is an Ital back axle, this was taken from an 18,000 miles '81 Ital 1300L, way back in time ;)

The axle is converted to run Minor brake cables, and also converted to large studs, which allows to run the minilite-esque MGF allow wheels, amongst many others.

Four MGF wheels would be included in the sale, two on 205s, and two on 185s tyres (standard for MGF).

Also running some H&R spacers on the rear, this was to allow a wider load bed in what was going to be a stepside.

You can see a pair of new commercial springs in there, along with polybushes fitted to the chassis and spring eyelets.
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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You'll notice a lot of tinwork missing in those photos, no fear, it exists, new van panels for almost everywhere, there is some light surface rust on some panels from storage, but otherwise as-new:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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More panels:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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What about the rest of the running gear, I hear you ask?

Well, there is stuff for that too.....

Firstly, an 18,000 miles Ital 1275 A+ engine that has been stripped and re-sealed, and checked, all good, as you would expect, the cylinder head was replaced with a ported and polished, stainless valves, new valve springs head, should flow very nicely. The Ital manifold was ported and smoothed out, but there is also a Midget(?) LCB manifold included, if that was your choice.

The same Ital donated its gearbox, and the bellhousing was modified to suit fitting in a minor, a new engine backplate was fitted from Owen Burton, and a new clutch has been fitted.

Carb has been rebuilt, and polished, and a Pipercross filter fitted to keep dust out.

The gearbox has suffered a bit in storage and the paint will want re-doing, but the engine paint is OK.
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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There's more.... a whole shelf full of goodies that have been cleaned and painted, but honestly may want another squirt of paint due to ravages of even dry storage:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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Two uprights, disc conversion with Ital bits and the sleeve method, yes the discs need skimming or replacing:

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Oh, and I have the original Ital downpipe:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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....and moving to suspension, there's an unused Owen Burton anti-roll bar kit, and four brand new Sachs gas-assisted dampers, usual storage dust, dampers have been kept in their boxes though:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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There are a few other panels to go with this lot, there is a pair of doors in similar condition, but I clearly forgot to take a photo of them:

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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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No wait, I did take some of the doors, and also the Midget LCB:
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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Nearly forgot the most important panel, a commercial cab back, surface rust to the outside, a reasonable repair effected along the bottom edge, and some planishing of the panel to take out some of the ripples, as well as some heat shrinking, much better than it was. Reinforcing bar was removed carefully to push out some damage.
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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Right, I think that's about it, apart from the other stuff I have forgotten on the shelf, like a steering column and wheel, and a few other bits.

But essentially what you have here is a complete running driving car in kit form, I think the only bit that actually isn't there is an exhaust, and propshaft, both of which would be custom anyways, and some trim parts like glovebox lid, and of course a load bed which would be custom anyway.

I have the V5 for the Traveller and will go with the shell/project.

So, with all that said, time to get down to brass tacks:

For the whole project : £3000

PM me and we can exchange phone numbers and have a chat, if that makes it all easier :) Sensible negotiation is welcomed ;)
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Re: Complete project or maybe as parts.....

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Also found the bonnet,
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Also got a few boxes of new fasteners to go with the project, and various bits of trim etc.
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