SNB543 GROUP

Click here to edit subtitle

Ongoing Preservation (Scroll down for further news)

30th September 2012 

The first full day of ownership was taken up with an extensive interior and exterior clean, 

All seats were removed and cleaned. Eventually the rear seat will need a complete new-recover.

 
The school bus sign on the rear was eventually removed and the complete exterior had a jet wash to remove more of the ground in dirt that the bus wash had missed.

All above photos (c) SNB543 Group

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

14th October 2012 

 

More of the interior was cleaned including the panels above the windows, 

The bodywork was given a tidy up to remove the 'rust runs' that were along the front. 

All the sticky residue and flakey black tape was removed from the destination glass.

All photos above (c) SNB543 Group

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

20th October 2012

The London & Country vinyls were applied and garage plates were fitted so she was ready to attend her first bus rally the next day.

All photos above (c) SNB543 Group

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3rd November 2012

A start was made to the rust patches on the bodywork to prevent it getting any worse. The surface area was rubbed down and primed ready for painting.

All photos above (c) SNB543 Group

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

17th December 2012

Over the last month we had noticed there were a few leaks coming from the bodywork and rear window. We removed the rear end panels to fix them.

All photos above (c) SNB543 Group

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9th February 2013.                                                                                                                      The week leading up to the King Alfred running day In Winchester the rear seat was completed and refitted to the saloon.

photo above (c) SNB543 Group

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23rd February 2013.

The fleet numbers have now been fitted.

photos above (c) SNB543 Group

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27th July 2013 

Its MOT time soon so we took SNB543 for a service a few weeks back the results were we needed 6 new tyres so we rang around to find the best quote.

Having found the best deal we took her to Barry Shaddick tyres  http://www.barryshaddicktyres.co.uk/


As the tyres were being changed we took the opportunity to change some of the wheel rims around. As a result both offside wheel rims are now re-painted.

                                                                                         All above photos (c) SNB543 Group

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3rd November 2013
After several months of trying to obtain two front top plates, They were fitted on the 2nd November what a job though it took several hours of hard graft to remove the old ones which we think have never been off.
Now all we have to do is take her for MOT and hopefully will make the Winchester running day on the 1st Jan 2014.

Above photo (c) SNB543 Group

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3rd March 2014 

With help from McKenna Brothers of Manchester we now a fresh set of numbers installed.

http://www.mckennabrothers.co.uk/

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------