Yesterday (Sunday 12th) Claire and me went down to Sandwich and started work on DMS550 for the first time for many months. All the woodwork under the windsrcreen that had rotted has been replaced with seasoned treated hardwood. Some replacement panel were acquired from DMS1968 and one of these have used in the centre dash panel. It looks rough but isn't patched like 550's original one. Whilst Claire started cleaning the glue off the inside roof panels (from the soft trim) I was fitting the panels on the front. This proved tricky as the person who had offered to replace all the woodwork had not fitted a lot of of it properly and this all had to be re cut and refitted. Moral of this story is it you can do it yourself then do so and don't let muppets near your buses! She's coming on slowly and will look better with the panels on and the front platform finished off. Once this is done I can start working on the mechanics and get her a service.
I now have really nice blisters on my right hand doing up the screws that hold the panels!
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