Photo Album


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At Knowstone, ready to leave for Essex

At Knowstone, ready to leave for Essex

Arriving at Mill Hill Farm

Arriving at Mill Hill Farm.

Photo taken 2nd October 1983

Photo taken 2nd October 1983

HTT 487 - This is the only other survivor of this type of Devon General single decker.

HTT 487 – This is one of two other survivors of this type of Devon General single decker.

In front of the bus shed, awaiting its turn for restoration

In front of the bus shed, awaiting its turn for restoration

Undated rally picture

Undated rally picture

Undated open day at Winkleigh

Undated open day at Winkleigh

Undated rally at Winkleigh

Undated rally at Winkleigh

Interior, looking forward

Interior, looking forward

Devon General Society trip, 1992 - G. H. Truran

Devon General Society trip, 1992 – G. H. Truran

At a Winkleigh open day many years ago

At a Winkleigh open day many years ago

Interior, nearside looking to the rear

Interior, nearside looking to the rear

Engine exposed

Engine exposed

Where we started work: the rotted remains of one of the rear brake dirt shields.

Where we started work: the rotted remains of one of the rear brake dirt shields.

New springs, waiting to be fitted, made by Paddington Springs at enormous expense.

New springs, waiting to be fitted, made by Paddington Springs at enormous expense.

Newly painted brake dirt shields, fabricated by me from zintec sheet.

Newly painted brake dirt shields, fabricated by me from zintec sheet.

Spring fitted and new dirt shield in place

Spring fitted and new dirt shield in place

New bump stop rubber, cast in my workshop.

New bump stop rubber, cast in my workshop.

Brakes assembled, awaiting refurbished hub, bearings and oil seal.

Brakes assembled, awaiting refurbished hub, bearings and oil seal.

Axle after reassembly of the halfshafts, hubs and brakes.

Axle after reassembly of the halfshafts, hubs and brakes.

Typical example of rotted steelwork that had to be replaced

Typical example of rotted steelwork that had to be replaced

Repairing the first window

Repairing the first window

Lots of rotten wood. This is the nearside rear wheelarch.

Lots of rotten wood. This is the nearside rear wheelarch.

Looking down the nearside with the windows removed

Looking down the nearside with the windows removed

Insert repair section to replace superficial rot

Insert repair section to replace superficial rot

New steelwork at the top of the rearward entrance pillar

New steelwork at the top of the rearward entrance pillar

New steelwork on the waistrail/door pillar joint

New steelwork on the waistrail/door pillar joint

new steelwork, middle of nearside

new steelwork, middle of nearside

Letting new steel into the front bulkhead

Letting new steel into the front bulkhead

First stage of manufacturing the replacement entrance step bay. Forward side piece.

First stage of manufacturing the replacement entrance step bay. Forward side piece.

Rearward end and back.

Rearward end and back.

Step bay sheet metal in place for a trial fit

Step bay sheet metal in place for a trial fit, new floorboards also visible.

Metalwork for step bay attached to the body

Metalwork for step bay attached to the body

Riser panel fitted

Riser panel fitted

Looking from the right after spraying

Looking from the right after spraying

Looking from the left after spraying

Looking from the left after spraying

Steps completed and ready for customers!

Front bulkhead primed and window refitted.

Front bulkhead primed and window refitted.

Entrance vestibule bulkhead panel - first new panel fitted.

Entrance vestibule bulkhead panel – first new panel fitted.

Closeup of lower bulkhead showing that the repair is invisible.

Closeup of lower bulkhead showing that the repair is invisible.

Front bulkhead in undercoat

Front bulkhead in undercoat

First new side panel!

First new side panel!

Window frame fabrication in progress

Window frame fabrication in progress

Bulkhead in final colour

Bulkhead in final colour

First window frame

First window frame

Glazing assembled ready for fitting in the frame.

Glazing assembled ready for fitting in the frame.

Wheelarch timbers assembled and new flitch plate fitted.

Wheelarch timbers assembled and new flitch plate fitted.

Offside timbering alongside the boot

Offside timbering alongside the boot

New wheelarch timbers in place

New timbers in place, completing the repair to the wheelarch

Boot door sill and floor with old lino removed.

Boot door sill and floor with old lino removed.

Both boot doors, frames repaired and re-skinned

Boot repairs completes and corner panels reinstated

New aluminium cladding down the nearside

Half-drop windows all in.

New fairing panel for trimming the entrance.

View of the roof in bare aluminium looking towards the rear from the front.

Rear end with beading and drip-rail above door opening.

View of NS waistrail looking forwards.

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Restoration diary of a 70-year old AEC single-deck bus and the trials, tribulations and adventures of our 1966 Bristol bus.