The hectic summer months continue to eat in valuable Micrbous restoring time. Progress continues at a slow pace – a full body restoration has no easy or quick jobs. The panels that need to be replaced have to be cut away carefully; panels that can be repaired need special care and attention to effect a clean and comprehensive repair.

This week sections of the floor have been identified as damaged and corroded beyond repair, and so need replacing. Tony has cut away the driver’s side forward section of the floor in the back of the bus, and has begun inspecting the top section of the chassis.

VW Microbus restoration

Tony cuts out a section of floor in the back of the bus

VW Microbus restoration

Cutting out the floor reveals the condition of the chassis

VW Microbus restoration

Can the chassis be repaired, or will sections need to be replaced?

VW Microbus restoration

With the floor removed entirely, we can see exactly what state the chassis is in

VW Microbus restoration

All that cutting and grinding makes quite a mess on the floor!