This week work has continued on the offside frame with the removal of all the remaining windows. The window adjacent to the driver’s cab door will have to have a completely new frame manufactured as it is beyond repair.
The rearmost OS window frame has been repaired and is now in primer awaiting the refitting of the glass with new rubber.
The emergency door was removed to allow it’s condition to be assessed and ready for rebuilding as necessary. This entailed also removing the rain deflector above the windows along the nearside. Other work has been the reinstatement of the cover over the body mounting to the left of the entrance steps.
Work continues on the offside framing with the laborious process of drilling out broken screws and filling all the holes in the frame with beech wood dowels.
Work on the nearside rear corner has been completed now and the panel has been primed and painted in undercoat, flatted and ready for top coat when the time comes.
The stainless steel corner bumper has been refitted along with the beading to the left of the boot doors.
After that, work turned to the offside with the removal of the rear most window adjacent to the emergency door. The steel frame of this was heavily corroded so I have been welding replacement sections to create a new mounting flange.