Restoration Diary in Pictures - 1995 - date
This page: 1995 - 2003, in the garden...
This view and the one below it were taken in December 1995, just after we had taken possession of the bus.  As you can see, at first sight everything seems to be there, but if you look closely you can see that not all the windows are as they should be. The dents tell their own story!
A view from the front.
This view shows in close-up the sort of damage that needed repairing.  It looks superficial, but in fact required a complete rebuilding of the front end in aluminium and hardwood..
So, first strip of all the damaged panels, wood work and aluminium framework...
...install some good second-hand framing and new hardwood...
...then a trial fitting of the new front panel with radiator grill aperture.
After a bit more work, it looked like this - almost complete except for paint and fittings.
Meanwhile, to avoid polluting the countryside and upsetting the neighbours, the leaky old fuel tank was replaced...
...with the nice new one seen here.  this view was taken in 2002.
And the neighbours?  Here they are, seemingly unperturbed by the vast project taking place alongside their home.  The first sign of my rapidly-impending deafness was when I noticed how quiet they had become.
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