Morris Minor 1000

More Primer on the Minor

Paintwork continues on the 1963 Morris Minor 1000 as the doors and wings get some specialist paintwork treatment from our expert paint shop technician Chris.

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Morris Making Progress

Our 1963 Morris Minor 1000 is out of the paint shop and into the workshop for a full reassembly.

Tamas, one of our specialist classic car technicians has been working on the rebuild. “I’ve fitted the new wings and wing rubbers” Tamas describes, “along with fitting the new front grills and chrome work”.

Tamas has also been fitting the new door latches and handles. The car’s also had new wheels fitted.

Along with the gearbox that’s been fitted this week, our technician Pete has also been working on getting the Morris Minor engine back in. The engine is now back in the car, back in its rightful place under the hood (well technically, the hood isn’t back on yet either!) But that’s another job on the list of putting this lovely little motor back together again!

The Morris Is Prepped And Ready

Chris in our paintshop has continued work on the 1963 Morris Minor this week. “I’ve coated the inside of the car and the engine bay with raptor satin black,” Chris describes.

“I also temporarily fitted the wing rubbers,” he continues, “to make sure they fit nicely before spraying.”

Chris has completed the high build primer on the Morris Minor, below are the full before and after shots of his progress.

The Minor’s now ready to be rubbed down and have her final direct gloss paint job. Looking good so far… Great work Chris!

More Primer on the Minor

Paintwork continues on the 1963 Morris Minor 1000 as the doors and wings get some specialist paintwork treatment from our expert paint shop technician Chris.

“I’ve got the car ready for epoxy and polyfan primer,” describes Chris. “Then the doors and wings in a high build primer to perfect the finish.”

The car’s paintwork will be finished very soon now, we’re looking forward to the next stage of the restoration where the project moves to the trim shop.

Morris Minor Gets Final Primer

Final high build primer has been applied to the doors and bonnet of the 1963 Morris Minor by our paint-shop-pro Chris. “All they need now is a final rub down ready to be painted,” he explains.

The side panels have also been prepped and shaped with filler, ready for their polyester primer.

Inside the car, polyester sealant has been used along all the welded joints. This section will be ready for painting very soon too.

This project is coming along quite nicely, we’re looking forward to seeing the finished paint job in the coming weeks, coupled with the next stage of the restoration- the trim shop.

Paint Work Gets Underway On The Morris Minor

The 1963 Morris Minor 1000 has already had a ton of improvements made including the engine restoration work having already started.

Our expert paint technician Chris is already making great progress with the entire respray of the car after all the welding work on the body is now complete.

“All the newly welded sections needed to be sealed” Chris explains. “I’ve then completed several stages of priming, sanding and priming again.”

The next stage is to have the car wrapped ready for a full body spray. We’re all looking forward to seeing the before and after.

Morris Minor 1000: Engine Coming Out

Pictured below is our Morris Minor 1000 having it’s engine removed by Pete. The engine will be fully recommissioned including a new water pump and fresh paint.

1963 Morris Minor 1000 Rust Repairs Needed

As part of our inspection and recommissioning of this Morris Minor, Pete has uncovered quite severe rusting on the passenger side. Should the customer agree, we will begin repair works on the affected area shortly.
There are quite a few other jobs to do on this lovely little Morris which will be picked up shortly.