Find below some more shots of Peter’s very cute Morris/Suzuki hybrid as can be seen from the pictures he is making good progress and he reports that the car is now running.
I have not made much progress on our Morris but I have done a couple of little things for my brother’s 4WD Morris project first off I made him a new bonnet brace because the carby on his engine hits the cross brace on a standard Morris bonnet my solution was to make a new “u” shaped piece out of 40 x 20 RHS that roughly follows the shape of the inside of the bonnet and attaches at the same point as the original. the two bracing bars that pick up on the hinge bolts were retained, re-bent and then welded to the new brace.
The other little job involved customising a RH glove-box lid so that it could take the extra instruments (tacho amp and fuel) along with the idiot lights.
Looks good eh?
If there is one thing that I am certain of its that when it comes to custom cars the only limit in the imagination of builders and today I’m sharing with you a very cute project. essentially its a re-body of a Suzuki Sierra with a cab made from a Morris minor four door that has been cut down to a king cab ute.
To make everything from the Suzuki fit properly its builder has grafted in the firewall and floor from the Suzuki, thus the body attaches to the chassis just as it did when it left the factory and by using a fou door body the car has enough room for Aussie sized blokes. any way enjoy the pictures of what is a very classy looking steed.
- Mainly Morris in a minor key (iainhall.wordpress.com)
Time for another Progress report, after all of the disassembly of the last post its nice to be able to report that I have now trial fitted the rear springs and the diff and I was delighted to find that the diff will clear the fuel tank (only just) and that the disc brakes for the back won’t be too much trouble
Now its time for breakfast and then I’m fabricating and fitting towbar for our daily driver which is bound to be lots of fun
One of the problems with building something like a car on your own is the need to move yourself around the Job and to this end I have made this trolley out of the base pallet used to transport a fancy “zero radius turn” ride on mower. My local mower shop has a large stack of these steel pallets that are Gratis to anyone who wants one with the help of a friend I got a trailer load of them and what a good score they are too! all I did was take off some of the 1,5mm sheet used to carry the tyres, added some castor wheels that I had laying around and some risers to bring the chassis up to a good work hight and Robert is your dad’s brother! It even has these very convenient trays for tools and other odds and ends. made mostly out of 1,6mm wall thickness RHS these are such a good source of steel for my future projects I just wish that I had room for more of them in my other shed!
Made some progress on the chassis, having repaired the rusted sections and removed the original bump stop perches I have began replacing all of the entrapped nuts with metric alternatives, this is purely to make getting replacement fasteners easier and cheaper.