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Restoration Update -April 2015

Lots of progress on multiple fronts here at the Shopland Collection workshops, Wednesday was no exception. Here's a round up...

The Bedford QL Tipper has had the brake master and slave cylinders removed for refurbishment, and a lick of paint on the wheels. The cab frontage has had the rust removed, and the damaged windows removed for repair. A coat of zinc primer has been applied.

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A spare Bedford TK cab that has been sat in the yard for many years is finally being broken up for spare parts. The decision was made to retain the cab front, and salvage any undamaged items from the rear. This necessitated cutting the cab in half (Rust had already taken hold of the underside).

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 On the subject of cabs, this RL cab was moved from out in the yard to a perfectly-sized shelf inside. This meant the opportunity to get the TL out in the sunshine. The TL is currently being restored to serve in the operating fleet once again.

Also basking in the sun outside was the Mini Moke, and the recently-resprayed Austin Gipsy fire pump.

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Also finding a place indoors was one of the Crossley tractor units. This was assisted by the Bonser forklift. Taking it out of the elements will help stop the deterioration.

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