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[VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

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[VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

Postby CM Hino » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:34 pm

Hi All
I would like to thank Roadlines and Ken for there comments on my last post

WANGARATTA COACH LINES - WANGARATTA
#35 Coach Concepts Scania K124EB
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Woodford Tours - Horsham Vic
#4 ?????? Mercedes Benz 303.3
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It's Easy Tours - Gosford N.S.W.
#TV 4885 Coach Design Mercedes Benz O500RF-3
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FORSTER BUS SERVICE - Forster NSW
#2 Autobus Mercedes O500RF-3
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DYSONS BUS SERVICE
#101 Austral Denning "Highlander" Austral Denning
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Postby Windy » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:56 pm

The Woodford Tours unit looks to be a Custom Coaches body? It has the stock O.303 front on it.
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Postby roadlines » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:15 am

thanks,,,

nice pics,, my favirote is the Dysons, AD highlander,very nice,,

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Postby DENAIR » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:15 am

the Woodfords is definately a custom coach ex E.t.a ex Pearce valley Heights and is a 1982 coach
love the photos as well keep them coming
cheers denair 8)
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Re: [VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

Postby Matt_L » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:55 am

From memory that body style (Woodfords) was called the "Custom Hyliner" by Custom Coaches, most commonly fitted on Volvos.
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Re: [VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

Postby volvob12b » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:48 pm

Correct me if im wrong but methinks that the Wangaratta coach lines scania was the first coach concept body...?
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Re: [VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

Postby Ben O » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:53 pm

A quick visit to http://www.busaustralia.com/fleetlists/wangaratta.htm reveals that the vehicle pictured is body number 51. The first Coach Concepts body is Wangaratta #26
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Re: [VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

Postby 8 SPEED » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:08 pm

Top photos as usual,have been looking forward to more in 2008.
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Re: [VIC] Pictures From Bendigo For December Part 6

Postby Peta mechanic. » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:59 am

Not to sound smart but more to help with info. for the enthusiasts I have to make a correction. The 0303 with CCMC Hyliner body isn't a 1982 model as stated (sorry). As someone who worked on not only the first 2 Volgren Twin decks in Australia but also the first 2 Hyliners built as well (I worked at Westbus when they were brand new), I ended up seeing the photographed vehicle here when it was just a metal frame on the assembly line at Custom Coaches. If it didn't go on the road in late '87 it went on the road in early '88, in time for Expo in Qld.

It was a great machine though, even as an apprentice I appreciated the build quality and the fact that it wasn't on a Volvo chassis!

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