Spring Cleaning in June
The trip to Parkes went off without a hitch.
On the outskirts of town in Renshaw Road Phil Dixon's men got stuck into the job, first cleaning off the heavy build up of mud and grease by water blasting, so that the special sand particles used in the abrasive cleaning booth would not be clogged up and rendered useless for future jobs.
It's looking much better already
The greenish undercoat has gone on, to be followed by the silver top coat. It seems an odd colour for a chassis but many British makers followed this practice. Early photos show this to be the case, but after many years' service and many steam cleanings, it became hard to tell. See the first page of 'Albion 1877 Restoration' : click on the link at the top of the home page of this blog.
After the silver is dried and a little hardened outside in the winter sun the tilt tray truck is lined up.
One happy restorer. Now there is a clean slate to work with, which makes all the hard work to come seem a little more attractive.
Our sincere thanks to Philip Dixon.
all photos Phil Dixon