Attending today were, Colin Farrington, Paul Wing, Graham Pearce, Pete Weight, Frankie Ward, Steve Houston, Lewis Orrow and the hospitality was as usual provided (free again!) by our Chairman, Peter Russell and his good wife lady Julia. Thank you both so much.
The whole team got stuck into stripping off all the original woodwork, chequer plate and just about anything else that would move. Once this was done, we had a chance then to get a really good look at the chassis, all the moving parts and the sticky jack.
The ladders had been elevated to aid in the dismantling, unfortunately they decided to stay vertical for most of the day despite our best efforts! However, they eventually came down and the bodywork is off so it was time to take stock and plan the next steps.
The ladder sections need removing to clean and paint, I will liaise with Peter to try and get a local hiab
or teleporter to help.
The chassis needs the rest of the muck removing and prepared for coating/ painting. Any suggestions on what to use?
The mudguards need repairing/ replacing, anyone with welding/ bodywork skills, they are off the appliance so could be transported to your workshop.
The bodywork is starting to be rebuilt (thanks to Lewis, Paul and Graham) more help with this will move it along.
As regards to more working parties, I will work out some dates and will try to get one of the dates as a weekend, maybe once the ladders are off so that there is plenty of work.