UPDATE 5 June 2017

MTR Restorations have been very busy in the last few months and have had to move to a bigger workshop. More customers are investing in their vehicles and taking the long term view to keep and enjoy their vehicles for years to come.
MTR HAS MOVED TO A BIGGER WORKSHOP. NEW ADDRESS IS THE WORKSHOP, THREE CORNERS, CADHAY LANE, OTTERY ST MARY, DEVON. EX11 1NW.

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NXO 922 Second oldest Postal Minor.

This 1953 Morris Minor mail van, the second oldest was found in a yard in April 2000. Since finding this rare van the correct unique GPO fittings have been sourced. Work is carried out as and when time is available which accounts for the slow progress.
Please read and view the pictures from the bottom up.


Now the rear inner and outer body crossmember panels are being replaced. Before the new inner and outer panels were welded together captive nuts had to be welded on to the inside of the outer panel to fix the GPO specification door hooks and rubber buffers.


January 2009. The near side lower side panel and wheel arch had been badly damaged and badly repaired in the past. New lower side panel repair panels were made and welded in along with a wheel arch repair panel.


As found in early April 2000.

As found early April 2000.

As found in early April 2000.

NXO 922 was found in early 2000 after having been stored in a barn along with several other early steel winged Minor mail vans since the mid sixties. Even in this state I had this van running and moving under its own power in about an hour. Plugs and points were cleaned, a fuel supply was connected to the pump and it fired up as if it had been switched off yesterday. Even the clutch was free.

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Early Morris Minor van rear cross member repair.

Early Morris Minor van rear cross member repair.
Jan 2011, very early van repair.

Morris van gutter repairs.

Morris van gutter repairs.
Click picture for more pictures. Up dated 22-11-2010. Further pictures added 5/Jan 2011

Inner wing and "A" post repair.

Inner wing and "A" post repair.
Jan 2012, click for more pictures.

Saloon boot lid and door bottoms.

Saloon boot lid and door bottoms.
Click picture for more pictures.

Van rear door repair.

Van rear door repair.
Rusty bottom replaced. Click for more pictures.

Accident screen repairs. November 2010.

Accident screen repairs. November 2010.
Repairing previously repaired accident damage windscreen lip and edge. Click picture for further pictures.

Morris Van cab gutter repairs.

Morris Van cab gutter repairs.
Click picture for further details. December 2010.

Engine replacement.

Engine replacement.
And front brake converted to discs. Click picture for further details.

Misfire Moggy

Misfire Moggy
Strange fault.