Christmas time again?

Christmas time again?

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

OBL 432 has been having a right Royal clean up.

The JB van has been having a right Royal clean up and re-paint.
A very special and important event in London, means the van has been having a long overdue tidy up.
 The cleanest the inside has been in many years.

I even got around to re-fitting the "mates" seat, removed many years ago when I had to change the fuel tanks sender unit.
Further details and I hope some pictures to follow shortly.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Yet another J type Pick-up found and its in Thailand.

While trawling You Tube video's for all things Morris my friend M.P. came across a whole batch of video's from a Thailand Motor Museum.
The place is large with all manner of vehicles from around the world.
Many have there original number plates so you can see what part of the world some of the strangest ones came from.
Many sport UK number plates and I wonder what their owners would think of them now. At the beginning of this video a rough J pick-up can be spotted sitting outside awaiting its turn to be restored, in company with DC3 Planes, helicopters and host of other Morris minors, Morris Oxfords, mini's, BMW, Merc's, and even a Wolseley 6/80 etc
The J pick-up truck is right at the start of this half hour video, about 20 seconds in and again about 57 seconds.
Link to video here.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Facebook and J types?

What a combination of old and new technology.
A Facebook page has been started by some owners to spread the "word" about our old vehicles to the young out there. They after all will one day be looking after what vehicles we leave behind.
It seems that the idea of the "page" has done what was intended.
A new van, up and till know unknown to us has surfaced in North Island, NZ.
Here are some of the owners pictures.
He is into customising but maybe something he throws away can be saved and used by another J van owner.
I have already asked one of my e-mail friend to pop in and make face to face contact with the owner. (and get those all important numbers!)
Another example of a small world?
Check out further pictures here.http://www.nz-hotrod.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?8243-The-quot-I-must-be-crazy-quot-Project




Friday, 21 June 2013

The Morris 100th Rally at Cornbury Park.

About 1500 vehicles present over the weekend, a sprinkling of J vans but as we had gone to the rally in a November 1951 Wolseley 6/80, it's those cars I photographed the most.


From it's once splendid condition, the well rallied GPO mail van of C.B. is starting to look a little shabby in some places. Come on CB your trusty steed needs a very small amount of TLC.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

The J type registers J van rally this weekend.

Quality vans on display.

More buses than vans in this video, it does give some idea what happened on the Saturday.














Four Australian J type van owners managed to get to Wythall, why did you miss this event?

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Yet more "New" J type vans found.

With the finding of the HVP Postal van you would think the number of J vans that are still out there waiting to be discovered would be small.
And yet like buses, another two vans have been found and are now in safe dry storage.
One civilian one and one ex-GPO mail van.
We have all the details on these vans but the owner has asked us to respect their privacy and withhold this data at the present time.
In a way the restoration of these vans has already started, with the wheels being freed off to be able to move them and a full list of expected parts required has already been made.
These are both JB vans and were both on the road prior to being stored in far from ideal conditions.

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.