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Rear parcel shelf any advice #655785
12/08/20 05:28 PM
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Hello All,

Can you maybe help advise me on what to do.
I am replacing the missing interior of my Morgan Plus 8
I have made wooden back plates and shelf all from Marine ply.
I have also relocated the battery behind the passenger wooden baffle just in front of the back axle.
So question is should i make the whole shelf hinge from the back or maybe cut a hinged flap in the parcel shelf for battery access.
I am also a bit concerned about clearance front the top of the back axle to the underside of the shelf.
How much does the back axle move and how much clearance should i give it.


It seems i cant upload images any suggestions?

Thanks

Francis


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #655789
12/08/20 05:40 PM
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Modern cars have a removable aluminium panels for the battery. It is though still possible to fit a battery without that.


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #655793
12/08/20 06:40 PM
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As a rough guide, work on two and three quarter inches from static to full compression.

Plus or minus half an inch.
Scroll down this link for images




http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/457673/Workshop_Note:_Battery_replace#Post457673




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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #655896
13/08/20 09:21 AM
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To go back to your question - should i make the whole shelf hinge from the back or maybe cut a hinged flap in the parcel shelf for battery access

In my experience, the rear shelf is normally removable, just a sheet of plywood sitting on wooden battens - couple of retaining clips at the rear, and toggles at the front that turn to retain the shelf. This does provide pretty good access to the handbrake cable, fuel pump and filter, and you may also have a fuse that provides power to the radio memory.

My concern would be that a hinged shelf may get in the way and make access awkward.

For the battery I normally remove the clamp and disconnect cables from the top (having removed the parcel shelf) then lower the battery to the ground, jack the rear nearside up, slide the battery out, put the new battery on the ground in same place as the old one was located (you can put the plastic protectors on the battery posts) , carefully lower the rear of the Morgan making sure the battery is sitting clear of the axle and bodywork, and then lift the battery into place from the top.


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #655932
13/08/20 11:36 AM
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How much room is there between the passenger seat rear and the wooden panel? If you can get enough of a gap then fit a removable section to do it that way. A simple lift off shelf as per the original is a simple and effective option for that. Mine is cut in half with a small gap in the centre as I have a Librands roll bar so it is then easier to remove. The mounting brackets for the roll bar need cut outs in the shelf and interfere with the shelf during removal unless it is cut. No problems with this at all.


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #656059
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Thanks for the replies.Really useful.
I am normally quite tech savy.
How do i upload images,easilly?


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #656077
14/08/20 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by FrancisD
Thanks for the replies.Really useful.
I am normally quite tech savy.
How do i upload images,easilly?


Instructions here: https://www.tm-img.com/page/ifu

It's a 2-step process: 1. Upload the image to the image server. 2. paste the link to the image in the size you want (full, medium. or thumbnail) into your post.

Gissa shout if you get stuck.


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #656078
14/08/20 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by FrancisD
Thanks for the replies.Really useful.
I am normally quite tech savy.
How do i upload images,easilly?


Really easy.

Sign up for an account here: TM IMG

Upload photos either from your computer or a URL

Once the image is uploaded, click on 'Embed Codes'

you want 'Full Image (linked) BB Code' or 'Medium Image (linked) BB Code'

Click on it, copy and then paste into your post here.


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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #656083
14/08/20 07:41 AM
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Not sure if everything looks the same on all platforms but for me when I've uploaded the image I need to click 'About' to bring up the 'embed code' option (the 'About' isn't a big flashy 'Press Me!!' button just a bit of text) .... then the same as the above.

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Re: Rear parcel shelf any advice [Re: FrancisD] #656245
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