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D302PEV - Story in Picture

1st March 2013

D302PEV is acquired from Mullanyís Coaches, Watford

She goes in for her MOT on the way back to the storage location and passes with one advisory (broken exhaust silencer bracket).

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Nearside Bodywork

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April 2013 and much like when you have a piece of wallpaper starting to peel that you pick at...........I started picking at the dodgy looking nearside bodywork.......and before I knew it the whole nearside was exposed in all its glory.....

Itís about as bad as I suspected - no worse or better.

Some of the images are at strange angles or affected by poor light - sometimes the vehicle is blocked in or has others parked nearby and so its a case of making do with the with space and light thatís available at the time.

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Offside Bodywork

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Having completed the nearside bodywork it was time to move across to the off side.

As there wasnít much rust showing and feeling around hadnít revealed signs of any big issues, I was thinking that having the outer panels off would lead to a simple clean up and re-panel on this side of the vehicle. Yeah yeah, I know, never make assumptions!!.....

It turned out that the offside was actually in far worse condition. The icing on the cake was a window exploding upon removal; that sounds dramatic but it really did explode of its own accord as nobody was actually touching it when it went. I just hope Iím able to source a replacement.....

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Repaint

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With the bodywork now put back together itís time to move on to the repaint and putting 302 back into its original Harris Bus livery.

Iíll let the images speak for themselves:

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