After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.

After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

News of an Australian J van gathering.

Those Joyous Australian J types are having a get together at Doyles on the Beach, Watsons Bay, Sydney on Saturday, October 3rd.
Pop in and say g’Day
Peter Bateman
jtypesaustralia@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/jtypesaustralia

Friday, 25 September 2015

Just found and saved.

Mid 1950's van, Nelson, New Zealand.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Yet another J van for sale.

This one is slightly more affordable but needs a fair bit of polish and duct tape to get this one on the road.
Check out e-bay for further details, its a hard one to find as its not listed in classic cars or even classic spares.


Sellers advert states,
1952/3 morris j type van has been parked since 1987 after the high winds ripped the roof off
It is far spares but I think it's worth a second chance as a pick up or even back to a van, as they are rara beauty's
Morris parts a cheap to have a go but a open minded person is needed lol
Can help load px poss on parts, please ring Quin on 07718003370 thanks

Registration number ENH comes from Northampton and was issued from early 1954 onwards....

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

An yet another J van for sale.

Check out, http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C657760
Up for sale a 1961 Morris JB.
Sales details,
J Type GPO Planners Van very rare, one of a handful left and this one is the Youngest known surviving van (38th from the end of the run) For sale due to change in circumstances only.
Restored in 1993 complete and original and much money spent in the last year on bringing this vehicle to reliable running condition, with fresh MOT.
Interesting history original logbook parts and workshop manuals and originals spare parts and passenger seat included in the sale.






Is this the same van that sold at auction for £13K, about a year ago?

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Like London Buses?

Three J vans for sale all at once, an all done ready to rally, an all done ready to earn a living and one to put your own mark on.
One in every price range as well.
Number one,
This well known ice cream van is on e-bay for £55,000.
Number 2,
Here are some more pictures of the very rare Works Ambulance coming up for auction shortly.
For more details see the auction site mentioned in the last posting.

Note the folding step and the modified tops of the rear doors/ roof to improve the head height.
Number 3,
Or how about a bit of a project? Also for sale on e-bay.




Here are the details,

Morris j pick up (can be seen on the J club website).
The wooden box on the back was just put on to use the space when we moved to France, and have left it on for storage of the engine and gearbox
Original number plate.
Professionally converted to diesel (1.5 BMC 3 speed Borg Warner auto)
Injection pump rebuilt
Gear box reconditioned and new converter
Original side valve Gold Seal engine and gearbox supplied
Starts and drives
New brakes supplied, including master cylinder, but not fitted
Loads of work done, new shocks etc
Mechanically good, just cosmetic work to bring it back to life
We have owned this vehicle for 31 years but moving to a smaller house and getting older
means i now longer have the time and space this great van needs.....will be sad to see her leave
PLEASE NOTE THIS VAN IS IN SOUTH WEST FRANCE.....AN HOUR NORTH OF BORDEAUX
Deposit by paypal, balance by bank transfer
For more info please call 0033 546497751
Asking price is £12,000,
So which one are you going to buy?

Saturday, 19 September 2015

A special J van is coming up for auction shortly.

 A special J van is coming up for auction shortly.
To be auctioned on the 24th October at Mathewsons.
http://www.mathewsons.co.uk/#!auction/ceed
Here is the first taster of this very rare original works Ambulance.
Further details, age, bodywork and known history along with further pictures will be loaded in the next few days.
Keep checking in!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Goodwood J vans, only 6 on site.

Goodwood J vans, ONLY SIX on site. Three Morris Commercials and three Morris JB's.


















Sunday, 6 September 2015

Goodwood this coming weekend.

Good news for all J van fans going to Goodwood this weekend, there will be at least four J vans on Friday 11th. It is hoped to get them all lined up at some time, what a great photo opportunity.

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.