In the last update we had moved to the front of the bus and started removing parts there. One of the reasons for this was so that we could use the space directly in front of the bus for storing seats and seat frames, as these were all being stored upstairs. We applied rust treatment to all of the exposed areas on the front of the bus that had surface, non-severe or non-structural rust. We then moved all of the contents from the upper saloon out and went to town up there. The inner and outer front domes, all the seat frames, trim and cork tiles were removed, as can be seen below.
What is not apparent from the photos is the removal of all the offside trim and many of the offside panels. This has been achieved using a ladder in the confines of a gap that is less than three foot between the bus and the side wall of the building. All of this work will help to alleviate the weight constraints when the riser is fitted, which is still outstanding. However, this period has been making good use of hard working volunteers who won't always be available. With their time being productive, considerable progress has been made which keeps the aggressive target of restoration completion by next year a possibility. Watch this space for further considerable progress in the next restoration update (I know what is coming up, but I'm afraid there are no spoilers - you'll just have to wait for it!)