Colin, Trevor, Pete and Steve Houston gathered at Romford to continue the work on the restoration. Trevor completed the installation of a permanent battery charger and associated electrical repairs and alterations which will ensure that the appliance never suffers from a battery drain down whilst residing in the bay at Romford. He then fitted the nice new control operators display panel which was needed due to the awful faded condition of the original one.
Colin got busy servicing one of the hydraulic jacks which unfortunately was starting to drip fluid due to lack of operational use, he also fitted the nice new " Burgee" or wind directional flag onto the beautifully handcrafted swing weighted bracket at the head of the top extension. Once fitted, he then managed to reattach the nearside front wheel "step down" rings which was not able to be refitted when the new tyres went on as the studs had snapped. Colin had carefully manufactured new ones at home and then drilled out the old broken studs on site.
Pete & Steve got stuck into the interior of the cab and it now has its cream coloured undercoat to the roof interior and back cab area. This is in preparation for the final top coats of "County Cream"which should go on this weekend. It was fortunate that when Pete removed the original inerior lights for refurbishment, a small patch of the original colour had been spotted so this meant that the repainting would be exactly in line with how 240 would have appeared fresh from Merryweathers.