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Here's an update on VG5541 - the only surviving Bristol G bus, and the most expensive and longest restoration undertaken by Roger Burdett. It is being restored to a really high condition. The engine and cab have been completed - no speedometer on this vehicle just one pressure gauge.
Downstairs the seats are in, the lights work and new wooden window frames have been built - something like a 100 pieces of wood used all individually produced. The stairs are in, and the frames for the seats are in upstairs. The original wooden slatted seats will be used for the upstairs. An original platform bell from VG 5539 has been sourced and is in place. The team are hand making the aluminium treads that go in between the seats and on the platform and stairs. They have so far countersunk over 1000 screws and on the treads these screws all end up facing the same way. You have to see the detail going into this for yourselves. It should go for external painting early next year.

More details on VG5541 here.

Photo taken by Ken Jones, Saturday 28 November 2015, private location in Staffordshire
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