Floorboards and rear seat
The following pictures show the work that was undertaken to replace the Morris Eight floorboards and rear seat woodwork.
20th June 2010
After removing only one piece of floorboard, I wondered what I had taken on!!!
First two boards removed (getting there)
The piece under the rear seat was full of Woodworm.
A closer shot of the piece under the rear seat!!!
The rear offside piece faired just as badly
21st June 2010
All of the floor was now removed.....
22nd June 2010
Now for the rear seat!!!
The four nuts and bolts under the lining were removed
Then the two rear nuts and bolts
The staples were carefully removed from the wheel arch lining pieces
Two more nuts and bolts were found and removed
More staples found and removed
The rear seat removed
28th June 2010
WBP Plywood bought for the floorboards and the rear seat. Over the next few days the parts were cut out, drilled and countersunk where necessary and individually test fitted to the car.
6th July 2010
The new floorboards were made from WBF, (Weather and Boil Proof,) Plywood
The underside showing the extra wood added, to raise the edges that meet the cross-members
All of the old pieces.....
..... and all of the new pieces (Spot the difference)
8th July 2010
Test fit of the new rear floorboards.....
..... and the new front floorboards too
Rear floorboard supports held in place after positioning. The rear tunnel had its first coat of paint applied, to see how it looked.
Then screwed in place
Test fit of rear support pieces
11th July 2010
All of the wood was then sprayed with woodworm treatment
14th July 2010
First coat of paint applied to all pieces
First coat of paint applied for the cross-members.....
..... all of the brackets for the front floorboards and access covers.....
..... and the rear tunnel
26th July 2010
The inner side metalwork was rubbed down.....
..... and made ready for its first coat
The first coat applied
Second coat applied to the floorboards
27th July 2010
All seat support metalwork rubbed down and ready for first coat of paint
First coat applied to rear seat metalwork. A second coat was applied to the front metalwork at the same time.
28th July 2010
Brackets refitted to the footwell piece
First floorboard finally fitted
Next pieces assembled
Looking good so far
Next the rear seat front was added
Next the rear tunnel was fixed in place, and the rear and middle sections added (including the Klaxon under the offside middle section)
The whole floorboard is in!!!
The carpet was thoroughly cleaned and placed back in the car
Looking more like a car by the minute
Next the front seat wooden supports were added
And finally the newly repaired front seats
Very pleased with the results
Just the back seat to tackle now
The more observant of you probably noticed that I haven't painted the rear seat front support piece. This was because we were running out of time to attend a show on 1st August. Since the rear seat woodwork is fairly straightforward it was decided that we would remove it again later to paint.
29th July 2010
The old rear seat base was used as a template, and the new piece was cut from the remaining WBP Plywood I had used for the floorboards.
Rear axle inspection cover cut-out
Inspection cover support pieces
Inspection cover support and rear support pieces screwed in
Not a bad fit, just needed a little touching up here and there
I then Drilled the holes for the seat back fixing, and added the seat cushion (Not the original, I know, but it is what was fitted)
It will do for the show!!!
2nd August 2010
Offside filler piece cut and test fitted
Nearside filler piece cut and test fitted
Note the inspection cover with handy handle fitted
All parts were sprayed with woodworm treatment
Not forgetting the cover
Summer Holidays 7th-14th August 2010 so no work was done for a while.
15th-19th August 2010
Over the next few days two coats of paint each side were applied to the rear seat.....
.....Inspection cover and.....
.....other odds and ends.
20th August 2010
This trim piece was left on the old rear seat until required
With all staples and seat support piece removed
Now on its new home
The rear seat front back in its place
Rear seat top fixed in position
Nearside interior fitted
Under the rear seat front showing staples holding trim
Offside interior fitted
The inspection cover and seat back were placed in position
And then the rear seat cushion. We didn't staple the trim much, as our Winter plan is to strip down to a rolling chassis.
With both front seats re-fitted
Not too bad for a first attempt
It will see us through the rest of the year.....
.....so watch this space!!!!