Monday, 5 March 2012

"Crosville" Lodekka SRU981 progress

Ex-Hants & Dorset Lodekka SRU981, but now in the ownership of Crosville Motor Services of Weston Super Mare, is making good progress in the main workshop. As this view shows, the bus has been extensively repanelled whilst the rear platform has been rebuilt & repanelled as well. After dismantling the rotten platform floorboards, the perimeter frame almost fell apart and has had to be completely rebuilt. Our latest discovery in removing the original half-round horizontal moulding around the rear end (to match that which will be applied to the sides) is more rotten timber around the destination display - which is now being rebuilt. Note the original rear lights and registration plate design is being restored.