The chassis is now back from the powder coaters. I’ve said before that when you are restoring old vehicles, everything takes longer than you expect. I think the chassis work has been spread out over about three months. However, you can see from the gallery images above that the chassis looks great. It is heavily pock marked due to the corrosion and the bead blasting process but there are plans afoot to have it looking better. Check back on that one in about a years time! Another point to note is the yellow battery box. This is much bigger than normal and I think this would be an addition by the coach builders to reflect the fact that it is a milk float and would have a larger battery to reflect the stop – starting that it would probably do.
The springs have also been cleaned up and painted. Here they are lying together waiting to be bolted up. Unfortunately if you look at the bottom spring about midway down just to the left you can see that one of the leaves is broken. A replacement leaf is being sought at the moment.