After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.

After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A real nice van for sale on e-bay, well worth bidding on this one.


MORRIS J TYPE COMMERCIAL VAN AUSTIN JB 101 FULLY RESTORED
THIS WINTER LIGHT USE SINCE I HAVE OWENED THIS VAN FOR 16 YEARS
HAS ALWAY BEEN LOOKED AFTER HAS RECENTLY HAD NEW KING PINS
NEW FRONT AND REAR BRAKES SHOES CYLINDERS AND SEALS
NEW STARTER MOTOR
BRAND NEW TYRES ALL ROUND DRIVE
FABOULOUS PROMOTIONAL VEHICLE
BASED IN NEW BARNET JUNCTION 25 OFF THE M25
CALL PAUL FOR MORE DETAILS 07956421760
This is a great van, well worth bidding on. Item number 221057644741




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221057644741&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:GB:1123
Another van for  sale AGAIN is this well known one.


Which one will you be bidding on?

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Another ice cream van for sale, e-bay yet again.


Advert states
"For Renovation an Austin Hard Van . It is based on a Morris "J" type but badged Austin.
It is a project not for the faint hearted and will need extensive work to bring it back to its former glory. 
The chassis is sound as is the G.R.P. Roof panel.The original petrol engine is present.
These types of van are now extremely valuable when in good order and are becoming very difficult to find.
The starting bid reflects future value.
This van is being sold with NO RESERVE.
Buyer Collects
We will be happy to answer any queries or questions
We would also be happy to quote you for the restoration work if required.





http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Hard-Ice-Cream-Van-/271003788660?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3f1915a574#ht_500wt_1413

Friday, 22 June 2012

Two J type vans for sale.

There are two vans currently for sale, the first is on e-bay.
Up for sale due to loss of undercover storage my 1960 Morris JB van. Complete,umolested,genuine comes with two replacement sills. Will be needed see photos. 100% complete. Engine runs,( not recently) Good gear box. Rare factory fitted passenger seat. Twin wiper motors. Underneath photos show that the chassis is in very good order, just the sills are gone both sides, but new ones supplied. Missing windscreen is in van. 1489 cc over head valve B series engine last ran about 3 years ago. Van is on the Isle of Wight. Can deliver at cost of ferry plus fuel if needed. Any questions phone 07785 516755 Jon.
Been kept in secure storage last 7 years. Last on road about 1990.
Have V5 etc. Will require deposit of £ 1000 before delivery via paypal or cheque/ bankers draft, cash balance upon delivery. Or come to the sunny IOW with your trailer and collect her yourself.
Being sold by Jon, an I.O.W. plumber who also owns another van (ex Don Dracup). This is an early 1960 and is an excellent project vehicle. It is a local van, been on the island for many years.





Item number 230815136250
The second is an ice cream van and is for sale in classic car buyer,
Morris JB , 1959, offers. Original coach built ice-cream van. Phone, 07415-616364. East Yorkshire.


My own project JB van has passed its MOT, it is now sitting on axle stands under the carport as I'm about to remove the rear axle for an overhaul and alter the rear axle ratio from 5.625 to 5.125 to 1.  This equals about a 9% reduction in engine RPM. This change is to lower engine noise/RPM at any given road speed and to improve the MPG on a long run, it is not that I want to go faster.
I will be doing a "blog" on this modification and will be taking plenty of pictures as I undertake this job.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The penny has dropped.

The rear doors on e-bay have generated many e-mails, it took a phone call to wake me up as to where the doors came from. (Thanks H.)
Do you remember this ex GPO planners van that was sold on e-bay recently? I had forgotten about it as I had heard it was going to join the fleet of other vans that have been converted into ice cream/burgers/fish & chip vehicles, plying there trade on the south bank of the Thames in London.
A couple of the vehicles that they have converted have been well done and a great improvement to what they had become, its a great shame one other van they purchased was such a rare mini-bus with all its original fittings, ended up being converted.
Note the holes in the body work where the GPO lamps were mounted due to the rubber wings.

The pile of GPO planners van spares, note the curved partition section.
It could be good news if some of the parts they remove when the vans are converted (80% of the body work is removed and not used) are offered for sale, there are still many project vans out there in urgent need of doors, Door pockets, roof sections etc.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

J van rear doors, an e-bay item.

An e-bay item, a pair of j type rear doors.
Advert states "Original doors from a Morris J Van believed to be approximately 1959.

What you see is what you get, there are no others parts or pieces that come with these

Collection from South East London only. Cash only on collection.

Any questions please ask

Thanks for looking "

Thanks to HBF263 for this information.

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.