So back again! This month has been all about the front end with the cab being finished and painted and the framework around the blindbox being completed and the first of the upper deck window pans going back in.
Its not just been the bodywork though that has been tackled as the fuel system has been checked over and the gravity tank refitted having been thoroughly cleaned, sealed and painted. The observant amongst you will notice that the gravity tank on a 2RT2 is deeper than on the post war versions and the handle for turning it off, is notr the large top mounted handle found on the later versions.
A nearside view shows that the canopy is in place now along with spring loaded stencil holder for the route number. The wrapped round panel that runs from the cab window to the first of the nearside windows has also been repaired and coated and is ready to go back on. The sidelight panel that also supports the mud guard is now being worked on as its a little battered and the wood inside it is as rotten as they come but the plan now is to finish the front off to the same level as the rear.
Lastly, not a to brilliant shot of the cab which shows it now its been painted. The cab seat and steering wheel will be last to go back in so as to make as much space as possible to work in whilst the wiring is all put in.
Well hope it was worth the wait and hopefully next month I will be a little more prompt if we have no more holidays or sickness... cheers for now