We sat down with Mark and his father in law Robbie at Qualiti Conversions & started designing our plans for the layout.
Details of everything from fridges to colours. Table designs, livery and hand painted sign writing from aristcrat signs. In total, the restoration took over 1,100 man hours. Whilst far more than envisaged, this was down to the fact that we were quite specific on certain elements of the restoration.
Seating booths were created inside for up to 16 people using her original seats at tables that replicate the original destination blinds. The bar area was all custom made to accommodate 5 wine coolers, a separate double fridge, ice maker, hot water urn, sinks, water pumps electricity etc.
Two rear windows were removed & recreated in the exact size to replicate the originals so that the look of the bus was not compromised but allows these windows to open up as serving hatches.