And so it begins…

Work began on the 15th of May on the major bodywork restoration of Murphy, the most massive piece of work undertaken to date, and a job like to take some months. This essentially involves chopping out and replacing any rusty bodywork, and stripping him back to bare metal, before getting prepared for a respray later in the year.

It’s an exciting piece of work, and nothing like I’ve ever had undertaken before, so it’s going to be really interesting seeing how this goes. What I do know is come the end of it, a new lease of life will be breathed into Murphy, which will make it all worthwhile.

As you can see, it’s two weeks in and Murphy is up on his side, with work progressing nicely on the rebuilding of the nearside. Some areas down there were not in good shape at all!