Author Topic: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up  (Read 49902 times)

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2012, 09:24:54 PM »
I'm going to try and avoid cutting the outer portion off to get to that inner sill but I think I will have to.

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2012, 08:24:20 PM »
Panels showed up from somerford today. All was good except they sent me two right hand rear wheel arches instead of a left and a right. Not quite sure where to start yet. But im going to start stripping paint off so I can drill some spot welds out!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 12:11:01 PM by AcesLow »

Offline 94touring

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2012, 11:45:25 AM »
Don't be afraid to put an air chisel to work when breaking your spot welds. 

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2012, 07:55:23 AM »
As it sits right now, I'm taking my truck to my Dad's shop so I can build a rotisserie or a table for it to bolt to. I'm off from the first of April till the 15th of April. I'm waiting for my replacement panel from Fedex. My order from DSN sand my order from Minispares. Weathers getting warmer. Need this done!

Offline 94touring

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2012, 08:56:18 AM »
Nice, replacing all the same panels as me!

Offline Mudhen

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2012, 06:58:29 PM »
Look at all those nice fresh panels!!!   :-\

Awesome.   4.gif

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2012, 10:19:27 PM »
I have been slowly collecting since November. You should see my parts table! 94touring do you have any pictures of you replacing the inner Wing panels and the inner A panels.

Offline 94touring

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2012, 05:20:00 AM »
I actually didn't have to replace the inner wing, so you got me there.  The inner a panel you will probably find some pics with it clamped in place, but what I did was bolt and clamp the outer to it and fit from there.  It can be a little tricky.  Use your door to fit in place also in the fitment process to make sure everything clears. 

Offline Nicholasupton

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2012, 09:36:53 PM »
I usually end up just replacing the front half of the inner fenders hiding my weld behind the stiffener so the engine side looks factory.



Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2012, 05:02:58 PM »
I will take some Pictures tonight to show you what I am deal with in there. It's not pretty at all.

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2012, 01:43:09 AM »
Camera charger is pooched.. now pics for right now. I need some reference pics as I am not sure how these panels lay over each other. Inner wing, inner a and the a panel. nothing is fitting and there is some odd ball spots in the repo panel im not sure should be there.  bought the metal for braceing the frame today.

Offline 94touring

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2012, 08:52:14 AM »
Did you find anything useful in the media gallery that helps show the A panels?  After I clamp the inner and outter together I use the lip of the A panel that runs along the door frame as a reference.  It has to fit up against the door frame perefectly one way or another.  Drill ya some tiny holes in the lip if necessary to bold up to the door frame in the process, spot weld it later.  The tricky part for me at least at this point is getting the inner A panel to get in posistion along the inside along the kick panel up to the corner scuttle.  I had to manipulate it here and there.  Just remember the A panels purpose is to hold the door on, it needs to line up for the door to fit properly.  Do whatever you need to do in order to get the door on there straight.   

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #62 on: March 26, 2012, 11:41:39 PM »
Here is some very crappy images. You can see the gap it between the new inner wing and the door jam. That I should be able to fix. it looks like they bent the edge the wrong way and I cant get in there all the way. My real problem is the inner A and closer do not line up where they should. I can seem to get the A wing panel to line up with the Door jam and the inner a panel at the same time. I'm back at work now for 5 days so I won't be able to do anything until then.

Offline 94touring

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2012, 09:05:15 AM »
I bought my closer panel seperate and threw it in place after things were done.  You should probably just cut it apart and do the same.  I do believe there will be some gap from the inner a panel to the door jam, but I'm having a hard time seeing it in the pics. 

Offline Nicholasupton

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2012, 10:21:11 AM »
A few more pictures sure would help. Just remember that the MK1/2 heritage inner fenders are just modified mk3+ ones that the factory has modified the dies.

Offline macmanron

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2012, 12:22:08 PM »
same thing i was running into on my car, witht he heritage panel.
1966 Austin Cooper S,1965 Morris Mini Minor Traveller, 1965 Triumph TR4A, 1965 Triumph Spitfire(project)

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2012, 09:20:28 PM »
I'll get some better pics then and show you. Those panels were not there to begin with(originally they were but not when I got it) so I have nothing to base it off

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2012, 08:33:06 AM »
Cool 4.gif my truck is on the front page!

Offline 94touring

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2012, 08:50:30 AM »
Yes.  Maybe it will help keep you motivated while you struggle with fitments haha. 

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2012, 08:57:35 PM »
Tonight it my last night of work for two weeks. I should get alot done in two weeks

Offline Mudhen

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2012, 06:45:46 PM »
Ahem...don't get so busy working that you forget us over here...  19.gif

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2012, 07:24:11 PM »
Ill be taking lots of pics on the next few days. I just hauled it up north to my dads shop. Hes a welder by trade so he has everything i need

Offline AcesLow

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #72 on: April 06, 2012, 09:37:28 PM »
Big update. Ill let the pictures do the talking.













Offline Nicholasupton

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #73 on: April 07, 2012, 07:53:23 PM »
Be sure to put your front subframe back in  before fitting the floor board/ front end.

Offline MiniGene

Re: AcesLow's 1973 Morris Pick up
« Reply #74 on: April 07, 2012, 08:45:50 PM »
Sweet!  Nice body dolly/holder!