from Old English White to green moss and rust

the gaps closing up, welding in bare metal sheet cut to size.
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from underneath, the holes are being reduced, but the rusty jagged edges have been cut back to make a straight edge.
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light swipe of easy sand over the panels to smooth them all together.
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next up, the ugly hole on the right side of the car, (seems odd to say right side when the hole is on the left of the picture, but it's ref is to when you are sat in the drivers seat.)
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Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
you have actually got me stimulated to start mine
however the arses next door have scaffold along my driveway it looks like Grenfell now
so if work dries up apart from installing some new fences I will list all of the classic cars spares
that will fund a few repair panels
but for the moment I have installed a CCTV camera inside the workshop, it also has 2 way speech so the wife can talk to me
but the IR means if I have an unwanted visitor I will get alerts as well
it also has infra red night vision crystal clear in black and white, and you can move the camera remotely
it pick up the wi fi in the house, a good cheap way of protecting an outbuilding
last time it was a bloody fox that got in
break ins are increasing now, so it will be nice to see who is visiting and what weapon I need to chastise them

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you have actually got me stimulated to start mine
however the arses next door have scaffold along my driveway it looks like Grenfell now
so if work dries up apart from installing some new fences I will list all of the classic cars spares
that will fund a few repair panels
but for the moment I have installed a CCTV camera inside the workshop, it also has 2 way speech so the wife can talk to me
but the IR means if I have an unwanted visitor I will get alerts as well
it also has infra red night vision crystal clear in black and white, and you can move the camera remotely
it pick up the wi fi in the house, a good cheap way of protecting an outbuilding
last time it was a bloody fox that got in
break ins are increasing now, so it will be nice to see who is visiting and what weapon I need to chastise them

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excellent, glad you're protecting your tools and equipment from thieving Pikies. Don't forget, a topping of trellis prevents climbers, they don't like climbing it as it collapses and produces sharp splinters. Looks nice too and it doesn't make your gaff look like Fort Knocks. And the silver lining to rebuilding an old car, Virus, what Virus?
 
you have actually got me stimulated to start mine
however the arses next door have scaffold along my driveway it looks like Grenfell now
so if work dries up apart from installing some new fences I will list all of the classic cars spares
that will fund a few repair panels
but for the moment I have installed a CCTV camera inside the workshop, it also has 2 way speech so the wife can talk to me
but the IR means if I have an unwanted visitor I will get alerts as well
it also has infra red night vision crystal clear in black and white, and you can move the camera remotely
it pick up the wi fi in the house, a good cheap way of protecting an outbuilding
last time it was a bloody fox that got in
break ins are increasing now, so it will be nice to see who is visiting and what weapon I need to chastise them

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Err... can you find owt in there?
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
on the bonnet of the Morris are light things, I have a massive pile of factory manuals
oddly lots for Bedford trucks
which is the truck of the Gods
all the shite down the left of the image the length of the car is the stock of car spares, thats is half what I purchased
I thinned it out and scrapped the crap
underneath the morris and inside where the engine would be ( its stored elsewhere) ar yet more boxes of spares
8 million spark plugs I think
and some place at the back is the guzzi
if work is quite I will tidy up a bit more this week, but I have a CCTV camera to install out front yet
for any one with a garage or workshop these cameras are around 30 quid
easy to set up
you can pay for cloud storage if needed
and they ping your phone if movement is detected
PM me if you need the details
the image looks better on the screen


 
on the bonnet of the Morris are light things, I have a massive pile of factory manuals
oddly lots for Bedford trucks
which is the truck of the Gods
all the shite down the left of the image the length of the car is the stock of car spares, thats is half what I purchased
I thinned it out and scrapped the crap
underneath the morris and inside where the engine would be ( its stored elsewhere) ar yet more boxes of spares
8 million spark plugs I think
and some place at the back is the guzzi
if work is quite I will tidy up a bit more this week, but I have a CCTV camera to install out front yet
for any one with a garage or workshop these cameras are around 30 quid
easy to set up
you can pay for cloud storage if needed
and they ping your phone if movement is detected
PM me if you need the details
the image looks better on the screen


You really didn’t think this out Josh, the selling and fitting security cameras should have been done before the lock down !!
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
You really didn’t think this out Josh, the selling and fitting security cameras should have been done before the lock down !!
Lack of time
family and work take precedence
and the weather has been rubbish
I might have a stall at our car club meet, always fun to abuse old people who think they should buy new parts for 1940s prices, and like to open every bloody box and packet and drop bits
anyhting not sold gets skipped
my brother got a brand new BMW R/6 series motorcycle tool kit from the cache, for his new guzzi I was offering that along with manuals and spares for 50 quid, but the old gits thought that was too much money
the same old gits that when they sell their/5 or /6 want top dollar
 
We had an old boy around here years , went by the name of John Fisher. He was an independent engineer who was a trouble shooter of factory machines.
When on his travels, he’d go around all the old shops chasing British bike spares.
His sheds were like an Aladdins cave, all in original wrapping. Mate of mine brought a set of valves for a B33. 2shillings and 6d each!This was around 2001, Johns dead now
shame he was a real font of knowledge.
 
well I'm at the other end of all that, every time I buy a part it gets welded into the car pritty much the same week I buy it, don't have room for storage, I need to get around the project. Just hope the Virus doesn't slow me up too much getting panels. Anyway, cut out the old cross member on the right of the car, squaring off the jagged rust holes back to shiney silver metal.
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like to say it's tac welded in, but there's much more fettling to do to get it to sit right. I'm knackered, did my 5 mile run this morning, following Boris's guidlines, giving all the dog walkers a wide birth, I'm all in, think I'll sit down and watch an old War Movie with a glass of .......something.
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Here’s mine sprocket .... your’s will soon be there
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Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I have a long list of jobs to do now there is no work
however I decided first to tidy out my garage workshop, normally do it every few weeks, but last year I had so much car trouble, and lies and bullshit from a so called specialist that I just could not face it, plus the wet weather
any way Sprocket getting so much done has spurred me on, I cant get the Morris out for at least 3 months due to the scaffolding and building work taking up my drive ( i am charging them for it)
so I thought if i get stuff prepped and crap lobbed out ready for the tip it would mentally give me a boost
3 days so far in there, its bloody cold as no sun comes over it due to the building works, but I am getting there, rebuilt the guzzis starter motor ( 3 months) cleaned oiled and sharpened all the garden tools, cleaned all the paintbrushes
sorted through all the little boxes of stuff that came with the spares cache, and put away the bits I can use, the rest in the pile for selling
threw away lots of rusty tools
cleaned and oiled some big adjustables and hung them up, I will never use them but they look nice
and found this unusual cast iron block, some sort of marking guage ?
if any knows what it is and can use it its free, I dont want to scrap it
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nice work Josh, loving all those massive spanners n tools, you never know when you'll need one, and anyway, they do make the workshop look orderly when you hang them up smart.

moving on at a rapid rate of Knots, got the big rusted out hole on the right rear cut out and filled with new strong steel, either the repair panel or cut and shaped sheet steel. Thin coat of easy sand to blend it all together. I'll leave the hard to get at corners for a day when I fancy some sanding by hand, (if that day ever comes)
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I'll not be running out of holes to fill any time soon, next up, this nasty in the front left wheel arch above the repair panel.
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after that I'm looking at what's needed at the front end. The front lower bulkhead, and the spare wheel well. but there's a lot of strong steel in here I don't have to replace.
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