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Thanks for the kind words, we're not quite finished yet as the design calls for a black outline to the lettering. We have therefore applied a precautionary coat of varnish to protect the gold leaf, before I attempt this.

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A few shots of Tomo’s effort's today as phase one comes to a close . I think the photos speak for themselves as I can’t praise Tomo enough for his work plus it’s been a good excuse to have a beer each evening to discuss the finer points including “never show a rivet a full brush” 

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Nothing as exciting as Tomo’s  but I can add a full side shot for his admirers The rad top came out of the foundry today which well timed as the core was ready to be collected which I did this afternoon and offered the whole assembly up for a looksee this evening as it will be nice to start to give the bus its face .

New rad header casting offered up against the lorry to double check dims to which it’s clearly visible there’s another pattern out there somewhere as the lorry rad I was lucky in that I bought it with some Daimler parts and chassis from a stagnant restoration project.Soon became a game of spot the difference,we got up to seven variations on the lettering. Personally I prefer think both are probably correct as we know some of the other original castings have minor variations which are unnoticeable until you place them next to each other. 

 

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Pattern i bought second hand from a guy who had restored a Daimler a number of years ago   .On the whole the pattern was good but had to be repaired where it had  cracked from being in a damp enviorment and dried out plus one of the core pattens was missing which had to be remade which in total probably added another man day to the job.

The top and bottom tube plates are the only original items and with hind sight if i did another one i`d make new ones as the rad guys had issues soldering  it up even though we had blasted them. We think there must of been some corrosion still lerking within the heavy pitting even though it looked clean making the solder reluctant to flow .Plus i`d bling it up like a Thornycroft and use brass  !!!!

Daimler text is highlighted with gloss black all within the loop with all the ally being polished.

Bottom tank nearly there but work keeps interupting as it has become Basils fill in project with just the outlets to add.

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Another small step as with the lorry the petrol tank we have made to fit half the space under the seat leaving us storage space for  tools and spares.The ally tank was just tacked together by Matt for a trial fit along with its Royal Enfield filler cap. 

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