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Hello, I will start this new thread on the restoration of my latest project.

Collected the remains of this Morris c4 in Brittany France this week, the previous owner started to work on the Morris but lack off time and space put a halt on the project and offered it for sale.

I still remember this truck from a advertisement in France in as found condition , but at that moment I was to match involved in my Bedford QL restoration.

 

Now the C4 is in my workshop and looking out to a new life !:cheesy:

 

Some information : Morris commercial 15cwt 4x2 C4/wt (wireless body)

MCC cont.n° 23/6778

Chassis N° 2202 C4/WT 3357

Cat. ref. N° 337

 

ass found some years back

 

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And how it came to Belgium, on the trailer with a van full of parts .

 

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GUY

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Hi Guy,

I have always liked the C4 and look forwards to another first class restoration.

Peter.

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Hi Guy

Lucky you !!! what a nice looking project I too look forward to seeing this truck restored, keep the pics and posts coming :D

 

RR.

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Hi Guy,

I have always liked the C4 and look forwards to another first class restoration.

Peter.

 

Hi peter did you received my PM?

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Hi peter did you received my PM?

HI Guy,

Just sent you an E-mail.

Peter.

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Hello Guy

 

looks very nice, you have a lot of work to do, and we will follow your restoration with interest.

 

do ask if you need any info.

 

regards

 

Jules

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Is it possible that there is a section of the angle iron missing around the pedals, just have a look on the picture and you just can see a bit of a piece of angle iron?

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look forward to following this resto , solid chassis to start from too

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Hi Guy

 

I don't think you are missing anything, the section sticking out looks like it has been added to take the return spring.

here is a couple of shots of my PU which is the same whilst I was stripping her down.

 

regards

 

Jules

 

 

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Is it possible that there is a section of the angle iron missing around the pedals, just have a look on the picture and you just can see a bit of a piece of angle iron?

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Some identification plates from the C4.

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We started to take everything apart! chassis completely strip and now we can start !

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The chassis is now in paint and started to take the front axle apart!

will have to make some new steering knuckle bushes as there is some play on the vertical link.

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The front axle came completely apart and all the parts have been sprayed . now i will have a go on the bronze bushes.

Fond also a number on the axle but don't know if this is the part number???

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FHC is the axle type, followed by the axle serial number.

The FHC axle is fitted to the CS8 Mk3, C4 and late CDSW.

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Thanks for this information , always nice to see people flowing this thread !

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Thanks for this information , always nice to see people flowing this thread !

 

You will see the front axle number corresponds with the data plate, so it is the original one.

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Had a go on the front steering knuckle, made some new bronze bushes with the lathe and after fitting made a nice fit for the swivel pin with a adjustable reamer.

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The steering swivels bronze bushes are ready and no more play on these bits, made also new bushes for the spring shackles and reamed them to a nice fit, now the bushes in the springs will follow. strange thing is that the front spring bushes have no play!must have well been greased .

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found the rear axle number, the previous owner modified the back axle bump stops with big rubber blocks and welded a extra plate on top off the axle.

After removing these extra plates on the axle I discovered the back axle number and ratio.

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Number is as on identification plate, so still the original one.

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steering knuckles back together and in paint, now without play.:laugh:

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Lovely work Guy. This thread is already starting to get just as enjoyable as your QL log.

 

Are you using the Renault paint again?

 

Alex

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And now we have a nice front axle without play.

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Hi Guy top quality job as usual, now your back from playing on the bikes are you going to finish the 20cwt trailer for W&P this year ? or have you lost interest now you have a new toy. :thumbsup:

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Nice work, looking forward to following the rest of the restoration

 

regards

 

Pete

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