Start of a busy few days - while there is no vehicle parked in the
bay beside CDK we have commenced work on the offside woodwork. Much
of Thursday was spent removing the battery box and frame work which
in itself gave access to other parts of the chassis previously
Much progress has been made in a few days with most of the rotten
timbers removed and a number of new pieces cut and replaced. In fact
so much progress was made that we ran out of wood!
Evident on this side of the bus were several rotten T-shaped gusset
plates on the out-riggers. These will need fabricating and fitting
before the battery box can be reinstated.
The replacement of the framework is relatively straight forward on
this side until we get to the section forward of the front wheel and
below the drivers window. There is clear evidence of front offside collision
damage which had been bodge repaired at some point. Also not
immediately evident is that the floor under the drivers' seat will
need replacing due to rot. This corner of the bus will probably take
as long to do as the whole of the near side!