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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby retzlaff » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Wow, what a difference, I feel that these beasts where butchered with the replacement headlights, they look so much better with the lights
that they where supposed to have.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby Mitch » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:58 am

I feel like I've gone on a little journey. Congratulations on your efforts, HFB, 679 looks immaculate. Just a question though, was that desto fitted before or after you bought her? It looks brand new!

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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby PoweredByCNG » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:24 am

Mitch wrote:I feel like I've gone on a little journey. Congratulations on your efforts, HFB, 679 looks immaculate. Just a question though, was that desto fitted before or after you bought her? It looks brand new![;


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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby adx666 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:07 am

Love your work, I can tell you are going to be stickler for detail on this resto

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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby High Floor Bus » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:12 am

just a few shots while out at Whiteman Park for the Ashley(Thomas) the Engine Day on sunday.
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679 at Caversham P.S.
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679 is flanked on both sides with two timeless classics green n creams in 654 & 101.
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654 ,679 & 101 at Mussle pool bus stop area.
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A bog lap around the park see us behind MB 305 171 in the village center.(hmm a double bank) :wink:
All so shows the height difference between the too.
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679 & 171 in the village center.
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679 in the village center.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby High Floor Bus » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:32 am

hi all ,Just a few shots from around Kalamunda hills area from the weekend.
Just recreating the 799 ,the last Express run in Perth.
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679 at Kalamunda BS, 799 Express
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679 at Kalamunda BS
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300 meters + up on the Darling scarp 679 looks out from the top of the former Zig Zag railway aligment to Kalamunda lookout.
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679 at the Zig Zag lookout
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Thou the afternoon sun was not in our favour, 679 silouette with the ever growing Perth city skyline still looks good.
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679 at the Zig Zag lookout
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And the afternoon finished off wishing all a "Merry Christmas"
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679 coming down Kalamunda rd.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby adx666 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:36 pm

Wow, weird seeing her with those headlights again
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby High Floor Bus » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:54 am

Wow, weird seeing her with those headlights again

And with working spot lights that the perth o405 were not opted with wiring to operate them.
Mr 6er , wait till i get around to fitting her VoV grille and see how weird her original looks are again . :D
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby Cordes Express » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:11 am

I can't wait to see your 6er with the proper Vov grill attached... :D
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby jonwil » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am

All I can say is that I LOVE the attention to detail being put into these preserved mercs.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby adx666 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:24 pm

Here here!
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

Postby Off The Rails » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:06 pm

Although it has nothing to do with 679, 686 was over the pits today, and was passed for licencing! She carried the rego UOB686. Great job to all concerned in the registration process.

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679 & 686 Update

Postby High Floor Bus » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:54 pm

And finally we can report on some major progress on 686 preservation .

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679 & 686 were both taken over the pits last week , for 679 it was her 1st yearly inspection , for which see passed good on for her licence renewal.

But for 686 it was her first inspection for licensing,
Just like 679 first time over 686 was knocked back for one mechanical & rust issue . Thou the rust was small and easy to fix , most of the time spent repairing it was on getting access to it by removing & refitting the panel covering it . And the leaking axle seal was easily fix by the mechanics . With the work done 686 passed her inspection and was licensed yesterday , and after briefly wearing standard issue plates now adorns her new custom " (Wambos approved)" plates "UOB686".
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Re: 679 & 686 Update

Postby High Floor Bus » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:02 pm

Merc Benz O405 679 sits with another preserved stablemate 688Image

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