MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by Rigamortiz » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:23 pm

That's fantastic, what a survivor!
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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by Rick T » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:19 pm

Really nice bus Mick, loads of really nice bits you have with it too. Would fancy it myself if I didn't have another major project on the go!! Or should I say not on the go now

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by westy_mick » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:24 pm

Not had much to report lately but been busy sourcing missing parts and getting other bits and bobs done for the resto. The original engine lid was well toasted ,picked up another SWR engine lid the other day that had been rattle canned blue . Removed the unwanted blue with scotch pad & thinners ( thanks Irvmister for the tip ) and hey presto! Here are some pics of the parts . My plan is to build "MORTIMER" back to a complete bus :cheers:


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TOAST ANY ONE !!!
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REMOVING THE OLD VENEER

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USED OLD PARTS FOR TEMPLATES

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NEW VENEER ON READY FOR VARNISHING

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by pokey » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:47 pm

What are you doing with the burnt interior?

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by miles » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:00 pm

pokey wrote:What are you doing with the burnt interior?
From the looks of it, hopefully being refurbished

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Canterbury Pitt Interior Instructions are here:
http://chocksaway.com/pitt/index.html

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by westy_mick » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:31 pm

Probably chopping into sticks to make the fire :drunken:

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by james309 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:30 am

Lovely looking bus


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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by pokey » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:44 pm

westy_mick wrote:Probably chopping into sticks to make the fire :drunken:
Let us know I need templates for mine!

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by 67USA » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:40 pm

If you have any other roasted/OG sealing wax red stuff let me know

Cheers

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by Stevelambretta » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:15 pm

looking good Mick

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by westy_mick » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:40 pm

Sent the new veneered flatpack cupboard pieces to be rebated at the joiners shop ready to assemble into the rear larder unit. While waiting for them to come back, varnished the veneered doors and refitted the hinges and gold trim. Stripped the old checked cloth of the rear seats ( MILLION STAPLES!!!!! ) sanded and varnished wood bases ready to take to Steve & Jo at J & S Upholstery for some new checked plaid. Hey Steve make sure you do my seats before getting bogged down with Ricky T's :bounce: :bounce:

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by Rick T » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:33 pm

Get in bloody queue, anyway mine will only take a couple of days 8O 8O , that's right innit Steve :wink:

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by jayvanman » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:50 pm

Great progress on Mortimer.

Having started on making a SO23 and only getting so far getting hold of the templates would really help.

Pokey I realise you have already asked, but I can make an exact copy for you at cost. They'll be made on cnc so they'll be spot on.
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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by westy_mick » Mon May 16, 2016 7:38 pm

Got the rear cupboard back all rebated and back together, just needs the hinges and catches screwing on . I don't think I will use this as I managed to find another one and also the wardrobe that got toasted in the fire. I also bought the Emka beakers & egg box which again was missing . I think that's about every piece now for the jig saw! :cheers:

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Re: MEET " MORTIMER " ( the SO23 ) 1960

Post by 67ben » Mon May 16, 2016 8:00 pm

Looking good the new wardrobe looks perfect :-)
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