Wednesday 16th September saw a major milestone in the restoration of GKE 68, with the return of the bus to Nu-Venture's Aylesford garage sporting a complete, rebuilt body structure.
The last stages of the bus's 22-month rebuild on the Romney Marsh were somewhat extended, but an extra effort over the final 4 weeks saw the two decks reunited following completion of the roof rebuild. The bus now has a sound structural body as a result of a thorough exercise to address all structural components. This was always going to be the biggest single task and its completion provides a solid basis for the balance of the restoration.
To draw local attention to this achievement we're planning to display the bus for a day in Chatham in a few weeks' time.