The changing face of my Yellow Convertible Kustom, from Original Grey rusty stocker to one of the most recognised Morris Minors in Australia.
Tip for the novice: check that the replacement floors look the same from above as well as below (lift the carpets up before handing over $$$) At least it’s a genuine Convertible.
Very bright yellow, Colour is 80% bright yellow tinter, 20% mid yellow tinter all painted over a white base coat. I won’t be doing that again, The yellow has faded and is now impossible to colour match.
For one more change I decided to re do the scollops on the bonnet and run the colour all the way across the front, I stuffed up the colour matching, so the front appears darker than the sides. The trophy on the bonnet is Summernats17 show & shine “Most Surprising Car”
The original engine looking good, 950 cc. Inch & a half SU Carbie. It did have a ribbed case gearbox. I put Morris Major brakes under it (not that it went that quick) After 2 BIG trips for the original engine, 1 to Johns rod & Kustom Picnic in Melbourne and then the next weekend to the Bright Rod run (total of about 3000 Kl in 2 weeks) I was putting more oil in it than petrol. time for a heart transplant.
Datsun 1400 GX with twin carbies, 4 speed gear box. The engine is now 8 years old, since putting in new rings & bearings, it has never used a drop of oil, even though I give it a flogging nearly every time I drive it. And boy does it get driven, this is no show pony, it has been my daily driver for 9 years, and has been to Qld for the Wintersun event in 2000 &2005 towing a trailer, Yearly trips to Bright in VIC for the Bright Rod Run (8 years in a row)
Floor of boot lowered (no spare tyre), Fuel filler inside of boot (external breather fitted), 6 stack CD, fire extinguisher, ported box for sub under stacker with upholstered cover panel and Gas bottle with lines for the exhaust mounter Flame Thrower.