Sunday, 27 February 2011

Window pans arrive

The arrival of the first batch of specially fabricated steel window pans has allowed a big step forward in the restoration project. Four new units have been fitted to the lower deck, thanks to Rob Duker who had the units commissioned.

Other progress on the specialist timberwork continues, with the offside headlamp surround (illustrated) being one example of the joiner's work. Further joinery work has been completed at the rear end and both the rear wheelarches.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Emergency Exit rebuild

The emergency exit timbers have been rebuilt this week, which means the rear roof dome and new aluminium roof panelling can be fitted. Other work has involved rebuilding the rear platform bulkhead and fitting all seat fixings and brackets on the lower deck. Good news also that some RT window pans are ready and we hope to collect these next week - then we really will start seeing some progress!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Panelling progresses

Whilst work progresses on the lower deck, fitting new seat brackets and the rear emergency exit timberwork is rebuilt, further between deck panelling is in hand. Once the emergency exit timbers are replaced (which is quite complex), the rear roof dome can be refitted and the roof panelling completed. Still waiting for some window pans which would really transform RTW335!