Sometimes you have to eat humble pie and my comments "there's no plans to return it to the road" when I first got 7656 may result in me having to munch on a HUGE slice...
OK, so nothing is definate and it's certainly not going to be an overnight thing, but it's possible. The seats have been removed which has allowed a inspection of the chassis with the floor up and it MIGHT be repairable. She was dispatched to a local friendly engineering firm last week for an honest assessment. Remember, since her 'bump' chassis technology has improved no end. The bigger problem would be the electrics....
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