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.

Friday

MOD 659 1951 Morris Z van.


MOD 659 Morris Z van. My first restoration. Bought from the West of England Transport collection at Winkleigh in 1975. Restored over three years. Sold in 1988, whereabouts not known, possibly split from its registration.
Well lets bring the story up to date.
Well we have more news on this our first restoration from way back in 1975.
Pictures of the van when it was restored to its original livery taken around 1982.
Sold in 1988 and off it went to a private museum.
The new owner sold its original registration number which is now on a Mod's scooter!
We lost track of it and recently saw a similar van on e-bay. Checking with the seller it turned out to be the same van, we just had to purchase it, like buying back and old friend.
Our first drive was like putting on an old pair of slippers, fantastic it was like we had never been parted.






The van is fully road legal always has been, never let the previous owner down in 30 years of ownership. One or two little jobs to do but in the main it will be a show vehicle.
We would love to reunite it with its original registration number but that is another thing to do, I hope that won't take 30 years!
Some Jobs on the Morris have been recently tackled. April 2011.













To remove and make good the false sign writing and base paint work, also to repair some paint work scuffs around the vehicle.

No comments:

Post a Comment

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.