Morris Minor 1000

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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 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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Morris Minor Enquiry

We’ve had an enquiry for this charming Morris Minor 1000 that may be coming in for some work soon. The client currently has it in

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Morris’s Minor Fixes

Our new Morris Minor Lowlight has undergone some welding fixes including repairing the leaf spring hanger which had begun to corrode. James soon got to

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New Morris Minor Arrival

Late one evening last week, a Russell’s transporter lorry arrived with two new additions to the Bridge Classic Car family, one of which being this

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Double Morris Trouble

We may be expecting both of these beautiful Morris’s into the workshop sometime in the near future. The photos below are a 1935 Morris 12/4

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Chassis troubles

Our 1963 Morris Minor 1000 is having some chassis trouble but luckily our technician Scott is on hand to help out. The rear spring is

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Minor Adjustments

Our 1963 Morris Minor 1000 is also in its last stages of restoration. We’re currently adjusting the suspension and applying some final tweaks to the

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Workshop Walkabout

There’s been a lot going with week already and its only Wednesday! Take a look at what’s been going on s far. Range Rover Sport

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Sky’s The Limit

Our Morris Minor 1000 has had its convertible roof repaired meaning the customer will now be able to enjoy the open sky or the comfort

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Anything But Minor

Our 1963 Morris Minor has had its oil seal removed and refurbished, engine rewired, new clutch added and an engine stabilizer installed.

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On The Home Straight

The Morris Minor is in its final stages of restoration. So far, we have already fitted the gearbox, installed new handles, latches, wheels. The paintwork

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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.

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.

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.

This Just In – 1968 Morris Minor 1000 Van

Just arrived into the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ is this beautiful 1968 Morris Minor 1000 Van.

This classic Morris Minor will soon go into the workshops for restoration teams to inspect and assess while also carrying out a series of jobs for the car.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1968 Morris Minor 100 Van very soon.

This Just In – 1958 Morris Minor 1000

The latest arrival into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ is this stunning 1959 Morris Minor 1000.

The owner has asked us to go through the car for a series of jobs that need doing. Which include brakes, alignment, engine set-up and a full inspection before an MOT.

As part of that inspection, it will be looked at by the various in-house departments here at Bridge Classic Cars and reported on.

Expect to see more on this wonderful Morris Minor very soon here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page.

This Just In – 1962 Morris Minor Convertible

There’s something really quite charming about a Morris Minor. There’s something even more loveable about a convertible Morris Minor.

This beautiful 1962 Morris Minor Convertible is coming into us to have its convertible hood frame repaired.

Due to an unexpected gust of wind whilst the customer was out driving this stunning little classic, the hood frame was damaged. Our in-house team of restoration technicians assessed what would be needed to make sure this classic was safe. But also as original as possible.

It will be coming into us at Bridge Classic Cars very soon to begin work. So keep an eye on our news page for more updates on this Morris Minor Convertible and all of our other projects.

Morris Ready For Paint

Our beautiful blue Morris Minor is in the paint booth ready for paint to finish its visit.

Morris Minor’s Wheel Arch Repair

After a hit and run collision that left this little moggy with a severely dented rear wheel arch, we’ve begun our repair worked to get this Morris Minor back on the road. The damage was rather substantial and has needed James to fabricate in a new rear arch and panel which will later be painted.

1960 Morris Minor’s Bump

This charming 1960 Morris Minor has come in to attend to a major bump and dent on its rear wheel arch. This classic unfortunately got his by another car that pushed it into the curb and bent the wheel on the other side too.

We sold this Morris a few years ago, and whilst its sad to see it back in this condition, its nice to have it under our roof and in the safe hands of our technicians.

We’ll need to address the damage to see how we will attempt to fix it.

Suffolk Wire Business Magazine – April 2021

The Suffolk Wire featured our latest competition winner, Matthew Sugden who received our 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight last week.

Matthew tells us he’s already taken out his new classic a handful of times and is loving it! We’re delighted to hear he’s enjoying his Morris.

You can read the article here.

Behind The Scenes: 1949 Morris Minor MM ‘Lowlight’

In February, we shot this characterful Morris Minor ‘Lowlight’, which you may recognise as out current competition car. We were lucky with the weather as a warm late winter sun graced the skies over Bentwaters RAF base. Ellie and Freddie headed down to our hanger to start photographing and filming our beloved Morris in preparation to be launched on the website.

Alongside our stationary photos, we always capture in-motion shots of the car driving, as well as videos to capture the spirit of the motor.

Detailed shots of the exterior and interior are captured in several locations, giving the team plenty of content to post over the course of the competition.

We were lucky to have our presenter Charlotte join us for the shoot as well, allowing Ellie to snap some portraits of her with our characterful moggy. Charlotte selected her outfit carefully to compliment our motor and set the scene of a sunny roadtrip.

One of our skilled technicians, Lydia, a vintage lifestyle enthusiast joined us on the shoot as well for some portraits. With a carefully selected colour co-ordinating outfit, Lydia perfectly captured the era and charm of our Morris.

Little Morris Chassis Corrections

James has continued with correct the rust and corrosion on the chassis of the 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight. James made a template and then cut With the chassis now welded up, it has left the fabrication bay and made its way over to our hanger.

We managed to snap a few teaser photos of the Morris as it sat in our work shop before it went down to be stored at Bentwaters for the photoshoot. The interior is just stunning!

Morris Minor Enquiry

We’ve had an enquiry for this charming Morris Minor 1000 that may be coming in for some work soon. The client currently has it in this condition and just needs some help finishing the project.

Watch this space…

Morris’s Minor Fixes

Our new Morris Minor Lowlight has undergone some welding fixes including repairing the leaf spring hanger which had begun to corrode. James soon got to work on repairing this in our fabrication bay.

New Morris Minor Arrival

Late one evening last week, a Russell’s transporter lorry arrived with two new additions to the Bridge Classic Car family, one of which being this 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight.

This is soon to be a competition car but before we can shoot and release it, it needs some TLC. Stay tuned…

Double Morris Trouble

We may be expecting both of these beautiful Morris’s into the workshop sometime in the near future. The photos below are a 1935 Morris 12/4 Coupe 1500cc and 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight. Morris’s are known for their iconic British charm and trustworthy engineering.

Morris Minor Delivered Safe And Sound

Saturday dawned as a beautiful (and nippy) sunny day, and what better weather for a long-awaited delivery! Mauro drove the lorry over to drop off our charming 1963 Morris Minor 1000 which was received by its delighted owners.

We offer car transportation, logistics and delivery, so if you’re in need of a helping hand to pick up, drop off or transport your car, you can get in touch on 01473 742038 or email us on info@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk

Morris Minor’s Final Send-Off

This delightful 1963 Morris Minor 1000 came to us back in December 2019 and has undergone and fantastic transformation within the last year. It has had rust correction, bodywork, new paint, new interiors, engine restoration, new wiring and a chassis rejuvenation during its time with us.

Morris Minor convertibles have always been seen as a premium touring car of that generation. Morris Minors, in general, are full of charm and instantly recognisable. From an engineering and mechanics side, they’re also built extremely well and make a reliable classic that is also suitable for everyday use. The Morris Minor was the first car built in the UK to sell more than one million vehicles.

Now that the restoration has been completed, its time for us to wish this Morris farewell as we send it back to its owner tomorrow. We hope this delightful vehicle will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Morris Minor Wheel Alignment

Tom has aligned the steering wheel in our Morris Minor, meaning this treasured Morris Minor 1000 will be ready to leave on Saturday. Centralising a steering wheel is done after a car has been test-driven to see where the steering wheel naturally returns to, making sure that the car doesn’t drift off to the side when the wheel sits in a neutral position.

As much as we love sending of our cars, it’s always a little sad to see a long term project leave the workshop.

Morris Minor Front And Central

Our lovely 1963 Morris Minor 1000 passed its driving test with flying colours, as seen in the last update, however, there’s a final tweak we want to make to ensure the Morris is perfect. The steering wheel needs to be centralised, so we are going to send Tom over to our hanger where the Morris is being stored, to centralise the steering wheel.

Wheels On The Road

Both the Morris Minor 1000 and the Peugeot 504 have had their road tests to check how they’re running. They’re both currently being stored up at our hangar to keep them safe and out of the way now all their major refurbishments have been completed. Both ran their road tests fine with only a few minor teething problems.

Morris Minor Is Ready To Go

We’re delighted to announce that our 1963 Morris Minor 1000 is ready to go! All we need to do now is do a road test to ensure everything is in working order when running for an extended period of time.

This is a vital part of every restoration as there’s a huge difference between turning over in the workshop and actually running soundly on the road. It isn’t uncommon for teething snags to appear after the road test but fingers crossed the Morris Minor will pass with flying colours!

We’ve had this Morris Minor in for almost exactly a year now, so it would be ideal if we can see it off exactly a year later!

Chassis troubles

Our 1963 Morris Minor 1000 is having some chassis trouble but luckily our technician Scott is on hand to help out. The rear spring is rubbing on the chassis, so Scott needs to re-shape the spring to allow it to move correctly.

Minor Adjustments

Our 1963 Morris Minor 1000 is also in its last stages of restoration. We’re currently adjusting the suspension and applying some final tweaks to the mechanics.