It's been a busy two days in the garage at Eastons, with work continuing on restoring 1957 Duple Vega bodied Bedford SBG RSJ422 ready for weddings and events coming soon.
Robert has been at work in the rear luggage boot to release parts of the structure which have caused one interior floor panel to rise up and crack. Once this is done the floor will be reconstructed over this panel.
Kieran spent the afternoon revitalising the floors, and what a result we have. The panels are in an excellent condition and require very little further work after cleaning.
The first set of seats were delicately cleaned today and put back in place temporarily. We are currently looking into sending the vehicle away to be re-moquetted in a similar style to Bessie, our 1952 Albion Victor.
Work coming soon includes cleaning the heating system and relaying and polishing metal parts of the interior, plus completing the work at the rear of the coach and bringing RSJ422 mechanically up to scratch.
With the sun shining bright over Bessie, we had an excellent day at the Norfolk Brides Wensum Valley Wedding Show today.
Around forty exhibitors from every corner of the wedding industry you could imagine made an appearance, including some tasty Crepes from Christophe's Crepes! We spoke to so many lovely brides and grooms to be who took a real interesting into using Bessie at their wedding.
Keep an eye here on our website and on Facebook for updates of future shows we will be visiting!