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Registry: 1967 Morris Minor 1000



Marc Meccia's 1967 Morris Minor 1000 – “Mo”
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“Mo”
Mo is a '67 Minor body grafted to a '92 Mazda Miata chassis. Took me about 2 years to build. I did her on a budget just to get her done. Now, I plan on improving her as funds allow. The next mod will be new coilovers which should make her totally great. She already drives like she's on rails, but can always be better. She does have over 180,000 miles on her engine and trans though. She's my version of a new Beetle, only older. I only plan on improving her as I use her, and find things wrong.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Marc Meccia   [midge488]
Location: Howell, NJ, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:MA285DL1159977
Model Year:1967
Current Colour:creamsickle
Odometer:80,460 miles
Last Updated:2015-04-22 15:04:52

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1967 Morris Minor 1000   ↵
Rated 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
2013-05-28 22:05:52 # 10513
Comment by Rob Hammington
Looks fantastic, well done!! Would love to see more pics from different angles, under bonnet
and inside.
2013-05-29 05:40:12 # 10514
Comment by Marc Meccia
I've got over 180 pics taken during and after the build. Send me your email and I'll send you
some. Thanks for your interest. Marc
2013-05-29 14:20:37 # 10516
Comment by Rob Hammington
Rating: 9/10
Thanks Marc, I am rob.hammington@gmail.com and would love to receive a few photos to
show me how you completed this brilliant rebuild. I admire people who have the technical
skills to be able to build cars like this. It has always been my dream to have either a Morrie,
or an original VW, with a modern powerful engine, suspension to match and a refitted interior.
Sadly I don't have the skills or $$$$$ to realise that dream. Maybe a Lotto win would help?
2017-05-22 05:11:54 # 42427
Comment by Byron CRUMP
Marc I'm seriously contemplating copying your great work. Is there any back seat or is it Miata like, I wanted to do a 4 door version but I'm looking at the pic's and thinking no perhaps?My plan was to shorten the Mazda pan/drive shaft by 30mm to keep the Morris wheelbase, keep the Mazda dash and goodies but use your brilliant bonnet/front guard idea. any advise appreciated
2017-05-22 07:32:34 # 42428
Comment by Marc Meccia
Bryon. Glad you looked at my car. I'm always willing to talk shop. There is no rear seat. Just wasn't enough room to do it this way. I've actually reworked her by shortening the roof and raising the trunk lid to more resemble an old Plymouth business coupe. She's not painted yet as I was going to meet a few gents from Georgia who did the same thing and were going to a meet in Scranton Pa. So I reassembled her for the drive. I wound up not going, so I lost time, and got involved in two other car projects, taking up all my spare time. I'm sure you can shorten the drive shaft and keep the wheelbase the same. I chose to merely re-arch the rear fenders. I think the longer wheelbase makes a more comfortable ride. I wish I had kept the original dash in place, however at the time, I was trying to use the Mazda heater and air conditioning until a friend suggested I scrap that idea and have more interior space. I liked welding the front end into a one piece unit. It is very heavy though. I know someone out there makes

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-04-22 15:04:52

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
May 28, 2013 Marc Meccia  USA Added to Registry (ID 19586)

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