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Old 26-03-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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Nice RHD 61 Splitscreen original Devon conversion, now in need of some love and repair.

So we go collect it with the help of our local transport company



Next up a full strip down ready for blasting!



And try to remove the sound deading mats (really hate this stuff)

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In the blast room it goes!

Lots of repairs and patches done in the past to keep it on the road but it'll all be coming out.



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So as we thought the chassis is shot so bracing time.





Then heavy bracing in the rear



Then we flipped it over to remove the chassis, floors etc etc





We will be saving what we can of the heater tube but most of that is scrap.

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Stage 1 of panels arrives from AHSchofield





Still awaiting a few more odds and sods, bits and bobs to arrive next week.
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Old 26-03-2016, 10:53 AM   #5
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Just when I was running low on pop corn material...

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Wow, some of that MOT welding is so rough it looks like I did it **










** okay, maybe not quite as bas as mine !
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Mmm, maybe we need a new section on here.
It could be called "professional garage restorations ( how to do it right!)"

Good work though. I bet most people would kill to have the space at home to flip a bus upside down to work on it.
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Patches and plates only hide rot!





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I have to say, I love the way you guys work.

If ever I was in a position where I needed this kind of job done I know where I'd be calling.
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I have to say, I love the way you guys work.

If ever I was in a position where I needed this kind of job done I know where I'd be calling.
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Thanks, means a lot as it is a very competitive market for ye old buses.
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