The condition prior to starting work
- The windscreen surround was in a very poor state and this was repaired by
inserting a surround from another bus, the process can be seen here.
- The cab floor had a hole above the passenger side 'Y' beam with the associated
hole in the top of the 'Y' beam.
- Both front wheel arches were rotten.
- Both Seatbelt anchor points were gone.
- Both cab doors were rotting away at the bottom.
- The sliding door had rotted away at the bottom.
- ALL jacking points were completely rotten.
- ALL outriggers were rotten.
- Sills on both sides were bad. See N/S and O/S repairs
- Rockers (inner sills) on both sides were rotten.
- Rear wheel arches were gone.
- Rear suspension bump stop brackets (both sides) rotten.
- Engine tinware was nearly all there but in a sad state.
- All window rubbers were green and cracked.
- The passenger compartment floor, well....what had happened was, a previous
owner had let the rear arches rot right through and allowed water to come
into the cabin, which meant the bus floor must have been flooded. So he drills
some 1" holes straight through the floor allowing the water to escape into
the box section underneath rotting away the belly pans.
- Front cross member was rotten.
- Couple of minor holes in the chassis rails.
- Rear brake backplates were completely rotten.
- Holes in the bottom of the fuel tank bay (fuel tank was fine).
- The engine bay chassis legs had corrosion on the top rear which apparently
is quite common.
Mechanically, everything was in remarkable condition, the brakes worked,
gear linkage was good, engine ran nicely, shocks were ok, no play in the steering
(well no more than can be expected).