Saturday, 3 October 2015

406DCD - October 2015

Our convertible open top double deck bus, number 406, has had its 'bonnet' recovered. The bonnet in this instance being the engine access cover which is inside the driver's compartment. Measuring roughly 3 square feet, and covered in brown linoleum, it allows access to the engine by lifting on a massive piano style hinge. The old covering was becoming slightly tatty, so the cover was disconnected and lifted out of the cab to be worked on. Here it is seen being stripped down.

Minor repairs were carried out and a new aluminium sheet fitted, on to which the linoleum is glued.

Finally the new linoleum and polished aluminium strip were also fitted. The finished job seen back in the bus.