1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

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1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Sun Dec 14, 2014 16:40

Hi everyone ,
Brand New to your forum , just learning how to blog across the planet . I live in Western Canada and I am a retired mechanic. Always interested in hearing from other moke enthusiasts everywhere on there cars and projects around the world . A little background on me , when I was a kid fell in love with the prisoner television show in the 60's especially the vehicles in the show .....when I got older searched high and low and finally found a 1966 mini moke in the united states on ebay as well as a super 7 I found in locally ....managed to convince the wife I had to have them !!!! , The Moke , pretty reasonable shape I thought for the year, typical rust and rot, battery side, floor, painted once, originally white, rare for 1966 mini moke ... 18000 miles but overall decent. 3 years of body off restoration... larger engine transplant, disc brake upgrade, and some body widening modifications for wheels and shes getting closer to completion , bit of a stall right at the moment, do to other responsibilities , but will get back on it soon.... needing to do seat upholstery and redoing suspension work to accommodate coils ......I have done absolutely everything on the car myself... body, driveline , canvas work. Over here in canada, any type of mokes are non existent... you never see them, so it was a challenge to work on it , finding parts and info ...being I had never worked on any british cars before .
I'm trying to figure how to put pictures of the moke.....but not really sure how to do ??? ....I kept a detailed picture log of the car threw its restoration so I could look back as the memory tends to fade.
Thanks again,
Brian


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Some extra pics from different angles

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Made an integral air box to allow webber 40 to clear firewall , just enough clearance to retain use of factory dash cluster
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Replaced the aluminum rear drums ( 1 inch spacer built in) in this picture to a pair of original minifins( no spacer) for better wheel clearance in the further pic below
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Fabricated this design for the moke from original rear hoop pivots for fine tuning the hood tightening , can be adjusted either side separately via adjustable threaded rod with lock nut ....making the hood tight as a drum ...hood can still be retracted and folded as original style
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made the passenger seat narrower .... LHD.... and sub sectioned 2 inches of base of both seats so seats would go lower into hull and put them both on adjustable sliders .... ended up perfect for looking thru the windshield , as well as hood clearance....made both seats able to slide back so more comfortable for driving , so your knees aren't up at steering wheel like factory stationary seats
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some stickers I fabbed up from scratch for the windshield
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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Dec 14, 2014 17:22

Welcome to the forum, do you need a battery box cover? I notice yours is missing in the pics
At least can add up

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Sun Dec 14, 2014 23:09

Help I'm trying to post pictures from the moke forum gallery which I put on as per instructions , in the gallery there normal size ...but when I copy and paste url to this blog there all really small ........help !!!!!
Brian

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Sun Dec 14, 2014 23:25

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Welcome to the forum, do you need a battery box cover? I notice yours is missing in the pics
No problem Nigel ..... I have several battery box covers ,hadn't put it on ....I just had it out for a quick engine tune around the block and took some pics of it before I put it back in garage
thankyou though
Brian

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Dean » Sun Dec 14, 2014 23:33

Prisonerfan wrote:Help I'm trying to post pictures from the moke forum gallery which I put on as per instructions , in the gallery there normal size ...but when I copy and paste url to this blog there all really small ........help !!!!!
Brian
Hi Brian,
There are 2 images stored when you upload them, the full size image and a thumbnail. You need to copy the link of the full size image (copy that when viewing the larger image). The links you posted above are for the thumbnails.
Dean

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Sun Dec 14, 2014 23:46

Dean , I see posts with actual pictures on them , whereas others, like mine have links to the pictures ....how do you accomplish direct pictures
Brian

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Dean » Mon Dec 15, 2014 0:00

Prisonerfan wrote:Dean , I see posts with actual pictures on them , whereas others, like mine have links to the pictures ....how do you accomplish direct pictures
Brian
You copy the link from the gallery and paste it into the compose box. Then highlight the link and click the Img button at the top of the compose box.
Dean

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Richard King » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:47

Looks lovely
Very well done - I look forward to seeing more once completed
Richard

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Wally2 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 21:28

Hi Brian,
You are doing a great job on your Moke!
Have you seen this post on the forum?
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=4228
It mentions CFC916C!
Cheers
Chris
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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Wally2 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 21:35

Hi again,
You have probably already seen this but here goes if you haven't!
http://david-stimpson.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... vives.html
Cheers
Chris
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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Mon Dec 15, 2014 23:08

Thankyou chris ...no I hadn't seen that post ...very interesting reading .
Thankyou for the link as well
Brian



Heres what the moke started out looking like in the beginning. originally white color left hand drive U.S. version according to moke hertitage certificate ,delivered to new york ..... painted only once to red , had 18000 original miles ......was in a minor front end collision at one time to fender and grill...rotted battery side and compatments ....rust in the hull /floor triangle cavity both sides

Compared to most mokes out there...... for almost 50 years old this one was in excellant shape , really lucked out in getting such a clean moke !!
Brian




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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Doug G » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:54

This is an excellent thread. Great pictures.
Having a moking good time!

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Weske » Tue Dec 23, 2014 18:38

Beautiful Moke !! Wonderful topic !

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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Wed Dec 24, 2014 18:54

further resto pics

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The black compound spray in pic is is truck spray on epoxy bed liner....rock hard and weather tight scratch proof
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The reason for all the clamps was I used professional body panel glue to afix outer cover to body to eliminate the need later for bodywork of plug -spot welding ....much cleaner and really strong
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Re: 1966 Mini Moke Prisoner Project

Post by Prisonerfan » Fri Dec 26, 2014 21:26

Here I'm repairing old previous front collision ...replacing both damaged grille wings as well at the same time widening the moke"s fenders by 1 3/4 inches each side and blending lower fenders back into pannier side boxes ....all this to to accommodate wider low profile 13 inch tires and rims and keep them tucked under body



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