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gmrhodes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Murry the Morry Reply with quote

Just thought we would post a few pics of our Morry named Murry as we are recent members to the forum. He is a 1959 model with Datsun 1500 motor with twin carbs, 4 speed manual (hopefully in future a 5 speed if I can find one), Sunny diff, datsun front disc conversion, 14" wheels, central locking, electric windows, fluro's underneath (green of course), DVD, air horns, green tinted rear window, flares, front spoiler and interior has flame embroidery. All work was done by the wife and I (I am handy with tools and a paint gun and she is handy with a sewing machine) . Big thanks to Brian for parts and technical info. We have had the car on the road for the last two years and improvements are on going. Last but not least Murry was also used at our wedding in Nov 06.

Before the build


In primer


Paint at last



On the road and used at our wedding 2006


At the nationals 2007


The interior (thanks to the wife)


Tinted flame window


From the back



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like The colour!




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does tend to stand out in a crowd. You have to be different.
Very Happy



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Yellow Ute Yellow Ute
Murry looks good !
where did you get your front flares and how much were they,a set on my s11 ute would keep the rego demons happpy.........maybe! a job well done no pain no gain.
MORIDAT Yellow Ute Yellow Ute Yellow Ute



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flares are a universal firbreglass set from a spoiler shop here in Perth. I had to do a few modifications to them and glass in some holders on the back. They normaly look like the ones that come on the SLR Torana's which have the recess for bolts but had to cut them off as they would have been too wide. If you want I can dig up their info and get a price of what a pair would cost now.
Very Happy Blue Ute Very Happy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Yellow Ute Yellow Ute
hi thanks for your response it would be much appreciated if you could find out about the flares..... i like things that stand out in a crowd my ute is sunflower yellow if any body run.s into them you would have grounds to take the appropriate action .
MORIDAT Very Happy Yellow Ute Yellow Ute



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason it looks very familiar.... I am sure I have seen it around.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: spare Reply with quote

the spare in the back can we get a picture of that too?



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Murry's Spare



Murry's Spare Spare



Eye Rolls Blue Ute Eye Rolls



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flare information

Shop name: Spoilers 'N' Flares
Address: 28 Clavering Street Bayswater Western Australia 6053
Ph: 08 9370 3099
Price: $110 pair
Availability: made to order

As I said before they do need a bit of modification depending on how wide you want them to be. I have 14" X 6" rims and using 195 x 14 x 65 tyres so I have cut the flares just to cover them.

I did find when I first recieved them that they were not wide enough and after speaking to the shop I was told they are not fully set for about a month. I then stretched them out and mounted them on a board until I was ready to fit them, this did the trick.

Hope the info has been some help.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Updates to Murry

UHF Radio (for a trip east in 2009 hopefully)
New Sports Steering Wheel
Centre Console
Telstar Steering Column
Reverse Camera
& more to come



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: More Updates Reply with quote

New Updates to Murry

At last a 5 speed gearbox, what a difference it makes on the open road.
Fitted a Datsun Sunny speedo into original Morry speedo housing.
Changed all dash lights to fluro green, (great at night).
Nintendo Wii, (removeable of course), well why not.
& more to come



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey your not related to that old fella in the blue turbo ute are ya.

Mate looks good, must have been fun getting in with a wedding dress on, or did you put her on the back Very Happy Very Happy (sorry not the honeymoon) Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not related but do know him quite well.

Plenty of room inside for the bride and her wedding dress as the cab had been stretched by a few inches before I bought it.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: More Updates Reply with quote

New Updates to Murry

SC14 Supercharger
&
32/36 Weber



& more to come



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the ute, especially the wooden tray. Nice touch.

Where did you get the front lower valance from?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Valance Reply with quote

Got it second hand here in Perth, I am looking for another one for our second ute project but they are hard to get. I do know somebody that has one off a car that has said I could use it to get a mold made but that can be quite expensive and you need to make a few to cover the cost.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Valance Reply with quote

gmrhodes wrote:
Got it second hand here in Perth, I am looking for another one for our second ute project but they are hard to get. I do know somebody that has one off a car that has said I could use it to get a mold made but that can be quite expensive and you need to make a few to cover the cost.


I'd be interested in a pair pending on the price. Yellow Convertible



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Murrybeany Reply with quote

New Udate

And now for when you just can't find a comfy chair, MURRYBEANY









Took a week for me to design the template, a day to cut everything out and two days to sew it all together.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I am a new member.
I am running a Datsun 1500 engine to an orginal Morris gearbox in a 54 (/56?) ute.
I would like to replace the gearbox. Tried a few datsun boxes but they don't fit (or suit (eg external linkages)
What gearbox did you fit to yours - and how?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Gearbox Reply with quote

It is a datsun 5 speed box no external linkages, came out in a few of the datsun imports and sunny wagons. Very hard to find there are a couple of places that do a toyota 5 speed conversion kit to fit the datsun A series motors but I don't have any details, think there is some other info on the forum about gearboxes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Austral Blue Ute

The 5-speed 60 series gearboxes for the datsun A series will cost you $800 to $1200 when you eventually find one (rare).
There are various flavours: overdrive fifth and 1:1 fifth, and dogleg or conventional shift pattern.
If you contact me by PM, I can put you onto someone who might have one.

A good alternative for an A15 would be a 60 series 4 speed. Much cheaper and easier to find. Stronger than the usual Datsun 4 speed boxes in 120Ys, etc.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello all

I am now the proud owner of murry the morry
I'm planning some new things for him so watch this space


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres some photos
been busy taking him back to former glory

new chassis rails
paint job
efi with sc12 supercharger







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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Nick.

Looking pretty schmick. Going to bring him east in September??

Very Happy

Cheers

David



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