Bangkok, Buriram, Kanchanaburi – Thailand, 8-29 July 06

3 weeks in Thailand. Visited lots of places. Buriram was particularly interesting as we saw the old religious sanctuaries around Phimai. Very interesting and great for photos. Apart from travelling about the Bangkok area, Hua Hin, etc we traveled off to Kanchanaburi. This area was quite a surprise as it has a lot to offer for places to visit and things to see. We both had a very relaxing time here, definitely worth a re-visit. Hellfire pass is a very moving experience too.

Pets

Pui the guinea pig. It means fluffy. Here she is about 1 year and 3 months old. She’s quite big girl because she eats everything.

Cocoa the Lion Head rabbit. He has a bit of an attitude and like you to know he’s boss but he likes to be made a fuss of really!

Bubble the Dwarf hamster. (Taken with flash on F8 1/64s FujiFilm S9500)

Morris inner wing repair

The car, once stripped down to shell was placed on a “roasting spit” style jig so that it could be turned over to make repair easier in a single garage. It worked well.

Standard area for rust. It had been patched a few times already so this time it was a bigger repair panel.

It used to be an invalid carriage, converted in 1976 by Reselco Invalid Carriages Ltd, when it was 6 years old.

It had a hand operated brake that joined the brake pedal on an extended bit that came through the chassis leg. Unfortunately the neat (!) hole made for the hand operated brake had weakened the chassis and caused cracks from each of the 4 corners to the chassis rail edge – I’ve now welded up the cracks and placed a patch over the hole – obviously cutting off the brake peddle extension too!

I think it also had a hand operated throttle. The actual conversion bits were removed before I got it.

Homemade inner wing section and bought “A” post. You can also see some repairs to the chassis legs where it had fractured and also been hacked to provide invalid controls.

Morris Minor 1000

A long time ago (1987, I can’t believe I looked like that!) whilst at U.E.A. I purchased my second Morris Minor. The van being the first Minor. I did a rolling restoration during the next few years whist I did research at Southampton Uni. I moved house two times, got a proper job and started a complete restoration. This got interrupted by getting married, moving house to a fixer upper and having a Son.

I will finish it…