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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Wed 07 Jun 2017, 7:56 pm

Interesting that better shocks had caught on, despite the depression. The "worm and roller" steering seemed pretty common then too, even on many "sports cars." Good luck and have fun with the new full size toy!
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Fri 16 Jun 2017, 8:06 pm

I want to have a wicker picnic hamper on the back of Sissy but she doesn't have a luggage rack.

First I searched the web for an original pressed steel one............. some hope!! So I made one instead, based on a period design:



Still needs to be welded.

It will be held in the upright position by a short leather strap around the tyre and wheel rim.

At the moment, it 'flops down':........



.......... and I have yet to figure out a way to keep it in the horizontal position:



and I have yet to figure out a method of keeping it in the horizontal position.







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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:13 pm

the easiest but not the prettiest solution i can think of would be 2 small 90 degree brackets attached in those holes in the 'bumper'.,.......holes in the bit sticking out.........then two more bits on bar the same that you used for the rack to make the supports.....two more small bits welded to the second rod down........attached the bar one to each bracket so it works like a hinge.....then the bar will hand down when the rack is upright..........then you need to get the bar the right length sso when the rack is level the bar meets the little 90 degree brackets.....use something like a wing nut cos that might be more 'period',...need to think of something to keep the arms restrained when the rack is 'up'

hope that makes sense lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sat 17 Jun 2017, 3:20 pm

Great stuff Al, you'll sort it out, a fun project.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 4:58 pm

Nice work on the rack. I have nothing to offer for the issue of setting it horizontal, seems to me Beowulf's idea is pretty good. Best of luck sorting it out and can't wait to see what else you have planned.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 7:09 pm

Thanks Curt and Kats.

Thanks for the idea Paul but those holes are needed to mount the bumper to. However, your idea of using wing nuts helped with the solution, which after a great deal of thinking, was quite obvious really.





The stays will have wing nuts to tighten them and when not in use can be left in the up or down postition.






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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 8:18 pm

im assuming my consultation fee is in the post

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 10:36 pm

Of course!!!


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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 18 Jun 2017, 10:42 pm

Nice looking old car Al, but I don't know if those stainless fasteners are period correct.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 10:02 am


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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 12:24 pm

Looks great Al, and its picnic weather!
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 4:13 pm

Sam, the hinge nuts are chromed not stainless and the other are only temporary.

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Looks great Al, and its picnic weather!

It certainly is Gary, it certainly is.


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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 19 Jun 2017, 6:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Tue 20 Jun 2017, 1:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 25 Jun 2017, 5:47 pm

Excellent work, Al! Such a wonderful 'project'
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 02 Jul 2017, 10:29 pm

You've been snapped already. I take it it will not be long before the double yellow lines moaners start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 02 Jul 2017, 10:58 pm

Well I'll be blowed.

I was just in the village after attending the 'Classics in Corbridge' car show to-day, when an old gent took that photo. Maybe I should ask him for royalties!!!..

Where did you find it btw?

Oh! and stuff the yellow liners. Been here 33 years and everyone parks there for short periods....... haven't they heard of 'custom and practice'. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Sun 02 Jul 2017, 11:55 pm

Bugsy Rowell up to no good in Haydon Bridge! lol

How was the show?
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 03 Jul 2017, 12:20 am

The show was great Shay. You would be in your element. Maybe you should come over for it next year.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 03 Jul 2017, 1:53 am

Sam wrote:
Nice looking old car Al,  but I don't know if those stainless fasteners are period correct.


Now, that right there, Sam, is sounding like a forum that I left where 'period correct' was the rivet counters mantra.
Being a 'from salvage' builder, where I had little knowledge of the parts I would use, that's what would tick me off !

This hamper / rack, is cool, Skid .



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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 03 Jul 2017, 4:07 am

Fame at last Al
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 03 Jul 2017, 8:35 am

Nice rack, Al. ( I can't believe I'm saying that to another chap!) If you'd made the bars closer together, you could use it as a BBQ grill once you got there!
I trust all the nuts and bolts are ye olde Whitworth.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 03 Jul 2017, 9:26 am

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Where did you find it btw?

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It's on Facebook in the "Haydon Bridge Matters" (I don't think it does) page.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Hillman Minx (1:1 WIP)   Mon 03 Jul 2017, 10:06 am

Geezerman wrote:
Sam wrote:
Nice looking old car Al,  but I don't know if those stainless fasteners are period correct.


Now, that right there, Sam, is sounding like a forum that I left where 'period correct' was the rivet counters mantra.
Being a 'from salvage' builder, where I had little knowledge of the parts I would use, that's what would tick me off !

This hamper / rack, is cool, Skid .




Thanks Clay. And as long as I have her, she will never be subject to a nut and bolt body off restoration, She will simply wear her age with pride. Totally restored cars lack patina and therefore character IMHO.

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Nice rack, Al. ( I can't believe I'm saying that to another chap!) If you'd made the bars closer together, you could use it as a BBQ grill once you got there!
I trust all the nuts and bolts are ye olde Whitworth.

BBQ eh!! Bit close to the petrol tank Chris!!! LOL

As to the nuts and bolts.............. who cares!!!

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