Steeling Ourselves

Down on the Romney Marsh Roy Gould is making good progress with GKE’s bodywork.  In January the body and chassis had been separated to allow blasting and painting.  This confirmed the good condition of the chassis but also showed where further replacement of corroded metal was needed on the lower body.  New steel fabrications, supplied locally, have since gone in at the rear end of the lower deck floor and under the platform bulkhead.  This alone cost roundly £1400, but is an excellent job.  Work has also gone into rebuilding the platform, rear end and cab structures and things are soon to move upstairs.  So nice one Roy, and thanks to our Co-ordinator Chris Gibbons for keeping check of things and injecting his own considerable experience.  Nice to know we've been into every corner!

Chassis and lower body structure after blasting and painting.

Chassis and lower body structure after blasting and painting.

New steelwork above rear of chassis.

New steelwork above rear of chassis.