CRG163 - rebuilding and refitting of side lockers (01.08.22 onwards)

01 - 08 August 2022


Over the course of a few weeks the nearside battery locker has been stripped down, rebuilt with a new wooden frame as well as the receptor wooden part on the vehicle itself.

Our grateful thanks to Sion Lloyd.

Sion is a first class carpenter and has his own website.  Please click on the following web link in red to access Sion’s website: Sion Lloyd or on the image below containing Sion’s contact details.



Work will progress to other lockers that need repair.  Once completed with all outstanding woodwork we will be moving to filling and sanding of screw holes in lockers etc before vehicle repaint.


Sion assessing the work ahead in replacing the wood on the frame that holds the battery locker safely in place.


Sion in the progress of removing the wooden part of the frame that holds the battery locker in place.


The battery locker in two parts next to CRG163.


The new wooden frame for the battery locker in progress.


Battery locker rebuilt, awaiting fitting.


Sion (right) and myself (left) with the rebuilt battery locker.

Sion adding the finishing touches.


Nearside view of the rebuilt battery locker fitted - rear to front.


Nearside view of the rebuilt battery locker fitted - front to rear.


13 August 2022

The vehicle’s rear nearside locker is also dismantled and rebuilt with a new reinforced wooden frame over and above what was previously in place.  The wooden lower frame of the vehicle has also been replaced that holds the locker once in place.  Our thanks once again to our friend Sion.


New wooden frame for the locker but with an additional centre piece for reinforcement.



Locker awaiting to be fitted.



Both battery and nearside rear lockers complete - rear to front image.


Both battery and nearside rear lockers complete - front to rear image.