Thursday, 20 May 2010

Leicester 100 stripped for restoration

Leicester Dominator 100, reg C100UBC, has been completely stripped of external panelling for restoration to Leicester CityBus red, grey & white livery. Water ingress was certainly a problem partly because of the mitred glazing rubbers (that shrunk with age) and partly because East Lancs. never used any sealent behind the panels. The decision was taken to completely repanel, because every panel was dented and it was considered more cost effective than rubbing down/filling for our client - and the finished job will look superb.
100 will receive a complete repanel and attention to some areas of corroded framework behind the wheelarches and in the engine compartment - the fibreglass engine covers almost fell off! After years on school contracts in Warrington, 100 will return to Leicester as good as new!