Replace or keep?

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rjgy
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Replace or keep?

Post by rjgy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 17:24

Having stripped my Moke body of all attachments etc, I now have a dilemma. The original floor was in a very poor condition (not unusual)but still in place, Somebody has seam welded a complete new floor into the Moke above the orginal. It is a neat, sturdy installation and as I said its seam welded throughout. From the top the floor looks great and will not require any further work.
Having turned the Moke upside down I have now removed the original old floor, plus the LH & RH pannier floors under the battery and petrol tank.
What should I do, should I removed the new floor and attempt to install a proper Moke floor? This would require a huge amount of cutting, grinding, reconstruction and welding but would make the Moke "original"! or persevere with floor that's installed and fit new pannier floors as required, but end up with something that's not original but does the job!
Opinions would be welcome

64moke
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Re: Replace or keep?

Post by 64moke » Fri Nov 17, 2017 19:32

Hi
if it was my moke I would do a proper job and make it original all panels are available and it will look better I know its a lot of work but it will be worth it, you will only kick your self later if you don't do it. Rob..

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Re: Replace or keep?

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:39

One thing to note. Before you go mad with the grinder and gas axe leave it alone and find out what's needed with the DVLA
California dreaming

rjgy
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Re: Replace or keep?

Post by rjgy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 13:46

Thanks. I think you've summed up my dilemma.
The Moke has now gone for blasting so will be able to see better how much work is required on its return.

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Re: Replace or keep?

Post by Jersey Moke » Sun Nov 19, 2017 20:28

I would go with Rob's suggestion and replace the complete floor. It's too late once it is all repainted and looks pretty again to start doing all that. It will also make it more resaleable to!

Nick

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Tim
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Re: Replace or keep?

Post by Tim » Mon Nov 20, 2017 22:30

My moke has had sections of floor replaced with flat steel and other bits patched over. It looks awful and must devalue it. Eventually I will replace the whole floor and try to get it all looking original again.

Tim
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