Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by mokeinmalta » Fri May 31, 2013 21:03

thanks for your help, starting to put the picture together. luckily it's not standard colour, simply a colour that was available in that era, it could also be from another make.

this weekend I hope to lay out the various mechanical parts, try to identify what's missing or beyond repair to start ordering parts. trying to find a clear pic of the assembled subframes as it's my first mini and the manuals I ordered are still in the post.
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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:55

Ahh, your first Mini.....I remember it well :) Better start mutating yourself in the meantime, 6 foot arms , extra long fingers with an extra knuckle plus super thick skin on them. On the bright side at least you didn't choose a saloon (or worse a Riley/Wolseley) :D :D
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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by fistral fig » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:41

Hi and Welcome, this will be an interesting project and if you followed Chris's rebuild it should give you inspiration.
that rear metal work outlined red and the raised floor look like professional conversions, have you worked out why or what they were for yet? there were obviously some other brackets bolted through the pontoon tops at some point as well.................FF

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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by mokeinmalta » Tue Jul 16, 2013 14:12

The project starts to move!

I trailered the Moke home last week.

Just ordered £1.300 worth of panels which should be here next week.

Malta is a fantastic place. While trying to push the trailer into garage (has to clear a small bump) a neighbour came to help. He's an elderly guy who I don't know as I only moved there recently. Turns out he used to build Mokes (and minis & Alfas) in KCD at the local factory back in the day. He asked if he could help as he'd love a project but is scared to take one himself as he doesn't want to pop his clogs halfway through (optimistic fella).

Unbelievable stroke of luck. He could tell me weld by weld which parts are original and which are not.

August will be downtime as it's too hot to move then September I'm abroad. Hope to kick off after that.

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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by Doug G » Tue Jul 16, 2013 18:17

Wonder find in that neighbour.
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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Jul 17, 2013 17:43

Bit of envy there Doug ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Newbie from Malta - help identify Moke

Post by Doug G » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:40

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Bit of envy there Doug ? :mrgreen:
Absolutely spot on. :D
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Thu Oct 10, 2013 15:15

Finally making a start on this project as the summer heat starts to cool off...

I had several parts sandblasted and I've primed them, now starting with the black paint. I'm using black chassis paint on the heavy parts and black spray where I want a neater finish.

I hope to have the body & various new panels at the panel beater late November/December and then sprayed in January. So I'm hoping to get the mechanicals sorted so that I can start bolting them on as soon as the spray is done.

The fun part of the challenge is that as this is my first Mini I don't know which pieces I'm missing. Trying to build up the parts onto each subframe so I can then compare to manuals, see what's missing and source them.

So far I can already see I need the entire steering assembly, top wishbones (or arms or whatever they're called).

Some pics here:
Can anyone identify this part? does it go on the rear hub assembly?
http://minimokeresto.webs.com/apps/phot ... =185443521

rear subframe http://minimokeresto.webs.com/apps/phot ... =185443233

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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by Dean » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:57

mokeinmalta wrote: Can anyone identify this part? does it go on the rear hub assembly?
http://minimokeresto.webs.com/apps/phot ... =185443521

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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:22

Nice one Dean, thanks
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 18:05

While we're in the area , don't go putting your fan on the wrong way round
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:43

Hi all

Looking through pics of other restorations there seems to be a sleeve under the toeboard, shown in this pic from Pbraun:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbraun/131 ... 6938170988

Does anyone know (a) what it's for , meaning will I survive without it?
(b) if I do need it, can anyone please send me dimensions as I'd need to replicate it, can't seem to find available from the UK panel sellers

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Mar 28, 2014 17:31

If it's that folded thing with a channel in the middle, that's the steering rack mounting.... So yes, you do need it :shock:
I'm pretty sure that it's the same as a Mini one (a mini one could be made to fit) and Minis should be slightly more available in scrappers than Mokes are so you could try that.
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by Robin Jones » Fri Mar 28, 2014 19:00

There are few, if any, things on a Moke shell that are not necessary.

It is, after all, a vehicle distilled down to it's very essence. :lol:
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Re: Newbie from Malta - 1967 Moke resto

Post by mokeinmalta » Sat Mar 29, 2014 17:58

Well yes, i guess steering is not optional :)

Good shout, mini's are a dime a dozen here so will source one off there.

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