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Bulletin 7 - 26th October 2005

The seats were delivered to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's premises at Bridgeton Bus Garage during the third week of October from where First Coach Trimming of Dalmarnock, Glasgow collected them for re-upholstering.

There were at least three different colours of vinyl on the seats, dark tan, mid tan and a dark green colour. We have plumped for a mid tan which most closely matches the colour of the majority of the seats. The foam material has also been renewed. Although it had some life left in it, Andy of First recommended that it would make sense to renew the foam at this stage and replace it with fire retardant material. All this work was successfully completed by the end of October and the seats delivered back to Bridgeton Bus Garage in early November.

Meanwhile the seat frames are being wire brushed and prepared for painting at Lathalmond, although we have still to decide on the appropriate colour and treatment for the seat backs.

Andy of First Coach Trimming attaches the new vinyl material

How the seats will look - the frame still needs attention

Re-upholstered seats ready for collection. One of the original cushions
sits in the foreground

The seat backs still need to be refurbished. They require a coat of brown
paint, but recreating the speckled effect may be more problematic

Meanwhile at Lathalmond, Robert Grieves prepares the seat frames
for their first coat of paint