So 2016 has started off being rather wet thus far, hardly the motivation kick up the backside I sometimes need to get out and get stuff done on the bus! However, some jobs are a bit of a must, even in this weather! Big plans to try to crack on and get an interior sorted for this years Ninove event in Belgium on 13th March, so lots needs to get sorted if this is to happen, first thing being making the bus water tight!
A lot of the original rubbers used on the bus windows, doors, lights etc. are pretty shot now through a combination of age and exposure to Californian sunshine! Most have dried out, cracked and shrunk over the years!
The driver’s side cab door had its vertical divider bar and rubber missing, so it was not hard to see where rain might just find a way inside!
At best, some rubbers appeared to be more just keeping the glass in place, although surprisingly most still retained a degree of water tightness!
Although with this weather and not having a nice large dry garage to work in, it was not a job I really want to attempt outside, just in case I run into any unforeseen issues, so looks like I need to make myself best friends with the guys at Resto Classics to see if I can get the work booked in at their nice dry workshop!