Leyland Cub Restoration Part 2

Leyland Cub Restoration Part 2

Historic Vehicle Restoration are well into the dismantling of the Cub, as shown in this sequence of events, with photos kindly supplied by Seb Marshall.

Below: With the engine and gearbox out, work has progressed on dismantling the body and removing the floor.  Work is painstaking as as much as possible is being retained either for refurbishment or as patterns for the restoration.

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Below: The cab roof is seen removed in the first view, and the rear roof section being contemplated for removal in the second view.

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Below: With the body clear, the floor was then taken off as a single piece.

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Below: The chassis more or less fully exposed and revealed to be in generally good condition. The front end of the rails, nearest the camera, will need attention, but the rest has no more than superficial rusting on the surface.  Being of bolted rather than riveted assembly, the chassis pieces have been separated and as I write, are being shotblasted and primed to enable the team working on the project to begin reassembly shortly.

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Below: Other smaller components have been blasted or cleaned, then primed…

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Below: The engine sump – which has come up rather nicely with some attention.



At this stage progress is rapid and there is plenty to see – obviously like any restoration, once the real meat and bones of the work is underway, the week by week changes will not be quite so dramatic!