1970 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller
(Featured on 7th December 2013)
Registration: EGW 460J
Sellers original description:
1970 Morris 1000 Traveller, fully restored late last year and garaged since. It has a reliable 1098 Morris engine that starts on the button and pushes out the familiar rumble of a Morris. Please see below for the details of this extensive restoration:
New sills either side, new spring hangers, all welding done, underneath fully restored to a high standard then waxoyled to protect and prolong its life. Its nice and tight/solid underneath.
All suspension reconditioned, all brakes reconditioned - new pipes etc, new master cylinder - stops nice and solid.
Gold seal engine - bores glaze busted, new piston rings, valves re-cut and ground, all new gaskets - no oil leaks anywhere!
The engine was removed to facilitate an engine bay respray in the same colour as the car. New battery 2 months ago. The car comes with its original starting handle should you find yourself with a flat battery!
Bare metal respray in green to exterior in 2K paint so it will not fade, this is also carried through on the interior, i.e. the dash etc. All panels were sprayed prior to fitting to give a good clean finish. The underside of all panels were stripped, painted then waxoyl'd.
New ash wood frame from 'Woody's' who specialises in Morris Travellers, highly recommended, the wood frame is attractive and it is a masterpiece of workmanship, this was expensive just on its own. 2 coats of varnish applied to frame prior to fitting, all bolt holes filled with varnish for 24 hours prior to fitment. Another coat of varnish applied once the car was reassembled. All new screws and pins etc, galvanised so they will not stain the wood. New gutter on the roof, new sealant on all panels against the wood.
New window rubbers and rear window channels, new windscreen rubber.
New headlining, seats re-trimmed, bespoke, dark green vinyl with contrasting white piping. New tailored carpet set in black.
Tyres removed from wheels and had a bare metal respray in cream to match the grill slats at the front of the car.
All in all this is a good quality, fully restored popular Morris Traveller.