Now from this point forward we will not be posting
any further photo's of CDK's restoration until she is finally
As you can see from Junes' entry CDK's paint prep is
now complete, so the application of the top coat has begun... Rick
has taken it upon himself to do the paint job and as of 16th July
nearly half of the coach is now YELLOW (It looks fantastic) and
remember that its exactly 8 years today since we purchased her.
Steve and Dad have been really busy cleaning, well
just about everything! in readiness of the final refit.
We just need to find some headlamps and that's almost
everything we need. Watch this space ..................
Rick is still very busy applying the first coat of
yellow paint to the remainder of the roof and the near side of CDK.
By the way Happy Birthday RIck for TODAY 5th August.
In the meanwhile Steve ably assisted by Dad have
begun the un-enviable task of striping down the seats by
removing the old covers to reveal the cracked and partly destroyed
crumbled foam pads. What a mess.... as each of these cracked seat
pads will have to be stabilised and the crumble areas rebuilt by
using strips of upholstery grade foam. Spray adhesive has been used
and a new cotton twill covering has been applied and stapled down to
form a new neat surface ready for the next stage, which will be to
send them away in small batches to be recovered with our new
original maquette material and ox blood vinyl panels and
Steve has also totally renewed the plywood bases and
foam pads for the seat back head bumper stops. The new foam pads
will have to be hand carved around the edges to obtain the correct
original bevelling ready for recovering with new vinyl, at the
trimmers. Which one of us will get this task, will have to
have lots patients to get it it right the first time and every time.