Morris Minor Week Car # 2: 'Low-Light' Ute
Morris Minor Week continues, with today's offering being ...
Well-spotted to readers that correctly identified that Morris didn't actually produce a Low-light version of their Quarter-Ton utility! That didn't bother Vic, the owner and restorer of this lovely, and quite possibly unique, flat-tray; the only thing that matters to him is that he likes it. UMPH does, too!
It seems that Vic might be a bit of a restoration wizard, having completely rebuilt this car from the ground up, as well as having been responsible for Nigel's excellent Mk I Sprite (please see: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=3155192261352050345;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=postname). He's currently doing up a Morris Traveller which, if the standard of his ute and Nigel's Sprite is anything to go by, will also be first rate!
In addition to the Low-light front, the car features front disc brakes and a four-speed gear box from a Datsun. It's also fitted with 14 inch Minilite wheels and radial ply tyres.
As well as being a dab-hand at body work, Vic has done a beautiful job making a Tasmanian Blackwood tray, complete with removable sides and a very neat black tonneau. It's almost too good to carry anything in.
Stay tuned for Friday's Morris Minor Week post ...
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