1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

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After saying goodbye to our beautiful 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible recently, it’s great to see this classic car back home with its owners. Everyone

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A Classic Pinstripe

Along with its new interior, sun visors, and roof, our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has a new pinstripe too. Classic car technician Chris made

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Interior Work Continues

Classic car technician Brian has been giving the interior of our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible quite a bit of attention lately. He started by

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A New Carpet Goes In

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has a new carpet! Lydia cut and shaped the underlay before glueing it into the car. She then cut

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Back Home

After saying goodbye to our beautiful 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible recently, it’s great to see this classic car back home with its owners.

Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars loved having this car in the workshop and it was extremely popular with visitors and on our social media channels too.

Now that it is back home where it belongs, we hope that the owners get lots of use out of it and cover many miles in their 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible.

Saying Goodbye To Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

The time has come when we have to say goodbye to our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible.

We have loved seeing this beautiful classic car progress through its restoration journey and we are extremely happy that it is now back with its owner being fully enjoyed as it should.

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible looks very different to how it did when it first arrived at the workshop and we are proud of what our team of classic car technicians achieved with this impressive restoration.

Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars hopes the owner enjoys their restored classic and that they enjoy seeing it every day as much as we did.

New Clutch Pedal – 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

When it comes to classic cars, like our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible, there are a wide range of components that have to fit perfectly together to form the beautiful classic vehicles you see leaving the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. While some of these components will be as unique as the vehicles themselves, there are some parts that will be very familiar to modern car owners too.

One such example of this is the latest work classic car technician Scott has been completing on our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible. Scott has recently installed a new clutch pedal and bushes to this very popular classic car.

As you can see from the photos below, Scott spent some time tucked into the front of this beautiful classic car while he was completing the task and he has now bought it one step closer to leaving us to go back to its owner.

Seat Upgrades And More – 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible continues to progress through its restoration work.

After a large portion of the external work was complete, Brian and Lydia began their work on the interior of the car. A new carpet was put in, a new roof was made and fitted, and we put a new pinstripe on this beautiful classic car too.

Progress Continues…

Recently, Brian has been doing more work on our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible. This time, his attention has been on the seats. In particular, he has been fitting stronger webbing straps to the front seat frames.

While this may not be something that changes the look of the seats, it will go a long way in making the seats as comfortable and as long-lasting as possible. The seats will now go on to be installed back into the car ready for the rest of the interior work to be completed very soon.

In addition to Brian’s work on the front seats of our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible, classic car technician Paul fitted a new electric fan. Paul also fitted 2 universal joints to the propshaft.

This classic Morris Minor is proving to be a very popular car. Anytime we share photos of it on social media or we have visitors to the workshop, this is one of the cars that seems to catch people’s attention.

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible is a beautiful classic car that continues to make good progress through its restoration journey. As great as it looks in our workshop, and as much as we enjoy seeing it every day, we are certainly looking forward to seeing it back out on the road so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy looking at it as much as we do.

Restoration work will continue so our Morris Minor Convertible will soon be even closer to leaving us and returning to its owner.

A Classic Pinstripe

Along with its new interior, sun visors, and roof, our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has a new pinstripe too.

Classic car technician Chris made sure the car was properly prepped before painting on the pinstripe.

The pinstripe may seem like a relatively small thing but, as you can see from the photos below, it makes a huge difference to the overall look of the car.

Ready For All Weathers

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has a new roof to help keep its owner warm and dry when the weather isn’t suitable for having the top down.

However, classic car technician Brian also fitted the sun visors into the car for when the sun does come out and a summer road trip is in order.

Once Brian had finished the roof of this classic car, he turned his attention to the under-dash tray. He removed the old tray, along with some other parts to get full access, before painting the ashtrays and front rail, making the new tray, and finally installing it in the car.

The gear stick gaiter was also fitted helping to move the interior of this classic car along the restoration journey.

Interior Work Continues

Classic car technician Brian has been giving the interior of our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible quite a bit of attention lately.

He started by making a new parcel tray and covering it in vinyl to fit in with the rest of the car. He then made a wood insert which would fit the damaged area of the rear wood rail. This insert was fitted into the damaged area and sanded smooth.

Brian went on to staple the cover to the wood rail which, again, perfectly matches the rest of the interior.

Once this was complete, he could then install the new parcel tray before moving on to fitting the rear quarter panels and front kick panels.

A New Carpet Goes In

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has a new carpet!

Lydia cut and shaped the underlay before glueing it into the car. She then cut and fit the new carpet on top of this.

She also did some work on some of the components that will hold the front seats in place. Lydia sandblasted these to remove the rust and old paint before spraying them with primer. Once they were properly prepared, she then finished them off in a beautiful gloss black.

While she was in the car, Lydia also installed the door cards into the car so lots of progress has been made as work continues.

Hood Frame And Cover – 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

Our 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has been getting some attention in the workshop lately.

Brian has been making the hood frame and cover for this incredibly cool looking classic car.

From the photos below, you can see how he began by screwing the wooden front rail, which would make the hood frame, together before fitting the rail to the frame of the roof.

He then made a new cover for the rail from vinyl which was glued, wrapped, and stapled securely in place.

Teardown – Stripping and Inspecting the 1969 Morris Minor Convertible

The 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has been taken into the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication shop to begin its teardown and inspection.

The fabrication and restoration teams have been working alongside one another to get the classic Morris Minor taken apart to evaluate the overall condition of the car.

From what can be seen on the initial inspection, there are some areas of heavy corrosion. These will be further assessed by the team to come up with a plan to move forward with the car.

Preparations – Removing the Interior and Convertible Hood of the 1969 Morris Minor 1000

The 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible, which is in the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ, has had its interior and convertible roof removed ahead of its move into the fabrication shop.

Brian worked methodically through the classic Morris Minor to make sure that all of the interior panels and piece were removed as safely as possible to avoid any unnecessary damage before their inspection by the Bridge Classic Cars trim team.

With the interior removed, Brian could then remove the convertible hood mechanism and covering.

This Just In – 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

This beautiful 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible has recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ to be assessed by the teams.

The restoration teams will each inspect and assess the car directly related to their areas of speciality. Once this is done, the technicians will report back with their findings on the car.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible very soon.