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Factory - What Do You Most Admire? #742107
17/05/22 08:20 AM
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On my visits to the factory, over the years, I am always in awe at the range of skills displayed.
However for me the one that never fails to impress is the man shaping the spare wheel hole in the rear panel.
How on Earth is he able to do that with such accuracy!

What impressed you?

Bud
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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: Budster] #742108
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Ditto, that and hammering the side panel edges over the wooden frames


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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: Budster] #742113
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And getting the bonnet louvres in line.


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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: Budster] #742114
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I tried the jig for the louvres at a Mogfest. Even I could do it so I didn't mention it. Now marking out the lines for the fly press is different and cutting & shaping a bonnet , now that is a skill

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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: Budster] #742120
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Something that you probably won't see on the tour but deserves recognition is the paintshop.
My car is just back from a local paintshop that has a great reputation in this area and the guy commented on how good the application of paint and lacquer is, and on a car that is very difficult to paint because of the curves and shape.


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The general atmosphere more than anything else. It always seems a happy and interesting place, nestled in those beautiful Malvern Hills. Of course the perspective of a visiting Morgan fanatic is going to be different to someone who works there on a daily basis, but I never picked up any bad vibes.


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Other than the full range of skills being demonstrated I love their collection of cars and in particular the late Jane Morgan's beautiful Plus 8 automatic DHC albeit changed from the original paint and bumpers.

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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: Budster] #742123
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As far as I know, that Plus 8 also started out with the rough cast alloys and much narrower wings.


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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: Gordon D] #742142
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Originally Posted by Gordon D
Something that you probably won't see on the tour but deserves recognition is the paintshop.
My car is just back from a local paintshop that has a great reputation in this area and the guy commented on how good the application of paint and lacquer is, and on a car that is very difficult to paint because of the curves and shape.

I'd keep quiet on that front based on experience with two new Morgan's that both had corrosion under paintwork issues well before warranty ran out. The paint company that performed the warranty repairs were not impressed with factory work either.


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Re: Factory - What Do You Most Admire? [Re: RichardV6] #742147
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Originally Posted by RichardV6
Originally Posted by Gordon D
Something that you probably won't see on the tour but deserves recognition is the paintshop.
My car is just back from a local paintshop that has a great reputation in this area and the guy commented on how good the application of paint and lacquer is, and on a car that is very difficult to paint because of the curves and shape.

I'd keep quiet on that front based on experience with two new Morgan's that both had corrosion under paintwork issues well before warranty ran out. The paint company that performed the warranty repairs were not impressed with factory work either.

Ooops! That's unfortunate Richard. Right enough he never mentioned the prep, it was the application of the paint and lacquer that impressed him. Not sure if the same team do the prep and the painting, Graham might know?


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