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Re: Rebodying Buses.

Postby VIKing » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:31 pm

The transplanted timber framed body on m/o 4898 obviously reached the end of its life as this chassis was rebodied in 1974. The chassis was extended, fitted with a perkins 6.354 motor + Allison auto gearbox and rebodied by Smithfield with body SB418 24/7/74 B46FR. This "new" bus was registered m/o 227 at Harris Park Transport.
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Re: Rebodying Buses.

Postby GM » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Disappointed that "Rebodying Buses" got a mention in "The Private Bus Industry in NSW" but not one photo appeared! I appreciate the amount of work involved in the book but as we can see it was a big part of the industry during and after the war.
Bridge & Carpenter - mo 683 Chevrolet Syd Wood - A Geoff Johnson Photo.
Seargents - No 27 MO 3033 Maple Leaf - Sold to Perret Werris Creek - Rebody of No 15
Seargents - No 15 MO 294 White - Rebuilt Olding 07.07.1941 from 1920's White same No. - T & BT 1944
Seargents - No 30 Maple Leaf MO 3124 Star Bros - Body from No 21
Seargents - No 21 MO 903 Thornycroft Amazon Star Bros - Body fitted to No 30 - GM
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Re: Rebodying Buses.

Postby Red and Cream » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:36 pm

VIKing wrote:The transplanted timber framed body on m/o 4898 obviously reached the end of its life as this chassis was rebodied in 1974. The chassis was extended, fitted with a perkins 6.354 motor + Allison auto gearbox and rebodied by Smithfield with body SB418 24/7/74 B46FR. This "new" bus was registered m/o 227 at Harris Park Transport.


Thanks for the update on m/o 4898 VIKing, it certainly had a chequered history by accomplishing two versions of the chassis/ body swap.
I imagine swapping the timber framed body onto its new chassis would not have been an easy job and would have strained quite a few of those wooden joints, still an after life of 9 years for it was not too bad.
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