Currently sanding down the remainder of the roof panels. Looking
for a source and supplier of ash timber so that we can start to
prefabricate the wooden framework sections that need replacing.
March 8th Just found out that CDK172L did not have
Chapman recliners seats - one of the few YMS vehicles of this period
which did not carry them. This is very annoying considering the time
and effort put into acquiring / transporting / dismantling them! Hope to exchange the set we have
for a set of standard rigid Plaxton seats with another
restorer soon. l will let you know you when..
Found a supplier of timber at Houghton
Timbers Ltd, suppliers of hardwoods, Higher Walton near Preston.
Take 1st delivery on Monday 21st March.
been up to Rossendale Transport to photograph an original transfer
of the rising sun logo.
Now completed sanding down all of the roof.
Had a fantastic visitor today - Mr John Whitworth a former
Yelloway driver. He used to run
with our old family friend and ex-Premier Travel driver Fred
"Smudge" Smith on route 77/78 Blackpool/Blackburn to
Cambridge /Clacton-on-Sea. It was great to see him and chat about old times.
Steve and John Whitworth
March 20th I've begun to fibreglass the damaged sections on
the front panel today.
March 24th to 28th
We have turned the corner!
The first piece of new timber work to be
fitted is the nearside waist rail - even it if
it's only temporary!. It will have to be removed again so that
we can treat the
metalwork behind it and also remove 30 years of grime and dust too!
the new nearside waist rail