When I bought Ruby (October 2012) she had been roadworthy for most of the previous twenty-nine years spent in preservation. However, the coachwork was looking tired and although it retained many original features, some of these were past there useful life. Some parts had just succumbed to rot or corrosion.
Below is a list of the professional coachwork repairs undertaken by M&H of Leeds, in the spring of 2013 to restore Ruby to resplendence.
Further exterior work, undertaken by myself, included:
Once the standard of the exterior coachwork had been improved, I then set about reinvigorating the interior. This work included:
A vehicle that survives three times longer than its design-life, requires constant attention. So far, mechanical repairs have included:
Ruby is currently off the road whilst the Leyland O.600 engine is being reconditioned (January 2017).
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