A vintage car park?

A vintage car park?

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Another Mexican van? Is this number four?

Please note, the on-line down loadable manuals that are on this blog will be shortly removed due to the high cost of web hosting/storage, please download what you want and save them on your computer as they will be gone in a day or two.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

News about the side lamp castings.

Thanks to MTR for supplying a good casting, a pattern side lamp base has now been made. A small batch of 8 more castings will be on order shortly once price is confirmed. The cost will be higher than last time as this is a small quantity.

Somewhere in Poplar, east London.
Why take a picture of a scooter?
 Birmingham Post Van.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Pictures From Goodwood and some web pictures.

Anyone know the registration of the donor vehicle?

Saturday, 13 September 2014

A J type pick up for sale

According to the Facebook page, Save the Morris J type van, the above vehicle is for sale.
Currently fitted with a BMC 1.5 Diesel engine and gearbox. The original units are with the vehicle.
Contact the seller via the FB site for further details.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Shaping up?

The repaired wing, dents beaten out, the old indicator hole welded up and a skim of filler applied.
The whole wing now needs rubbing down and painting correctly, now where is that paint roller?
On a different note, a Morris J type pick-up truck may well be for sale shortly. If I get any further details I will pass them on.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


 Let's talk gate posts.
 They just don't get on with J type front wings.
 So using this small dent as a good excuse to pop down to Devon and a body shop I know.
Yes an early start, we were going past Stonehenge at 8am, nice to see it but I do wonder when they will finish the building work.
Soon driving down a typical Devon village lane.
No problems encountered on the trip down, the dent and a previous repair were soon dealt with and with a skim of filler we set off at 1pm for the trip home.
I will repaint the wing myself, the body shop would have done it but I just did not want to hang about waiting for the paint to go off.
No real problem coming home just very heavy traffic which caused me to take an hour to drive the last 11 miles home.
All in all a nice round trip of just under 400 miles in a 57 year old van.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Australia, a vehicle display in the 1990's.

Thanks to Aussie Jas (Jason) for posting theses pictures on the Morris J type Facebook page.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620

Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.