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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Looks good High Floor Bus.
I think all 679 needs now is that drivers side rear rim to be white :D
Other than that all looks good.

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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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I think all 679 needs now is that drivers side rear rim to be white
Just one of the many things on the to do list, but at the time off painting the other 3 , I wasn't going to sit in the dirty garden bed to paint the 4th. :wink:
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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679 looks lovely in the Blue livery! Fantastic job so far SEB!
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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:shock: I love it!

i didn't think I would but I do, looks great!
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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High Floor Bus wrote:
I think all 679 needs now is that drivers side rear rim to be white
Just one of the many things on the to do list, but at the time off painting the other 3 , I wasn't going to sit in the dirty garden bed to paint the 4th. :wink:
Fair enough :)
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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I saw it coming down Canning Hwy in Ardross and turning into Riseley st an hour or so ago!
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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679 was taken for a spin down to Wilson depot for some work on 686. On the way down a few snaps were taken , here we have 679 in Midland by the rail line with the new Swan District hospital being built on the old Midland Railway Workshops rail yard.
679 in Midland
679 in Midland
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This ones for Mr T , after all you wanted to see some trucks! :wink: :)
679 at Volvo truck centre Guildford
679 at Volvo truck centre Guildford
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Here are the preserved twins together again . :D
686 & 679 at the Wilson depot.
686 & 679 at the Wilson depot.
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After being spoted by "Wayfarer" in Ardross BC & HFB stop for a shot in Applecross.
679 at Applecross (Mad apple)
679 at Applecross (Mad apple)
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A trademark flower shot here at the rightly named Garden City.
679 at Garden City bus station
679 at Garden City bus station
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Had to wait for a bit to get this shot with the shark bus , for the moment its ex MTT fleet number eludes me.
679 & the "Shark Bus" at Freo
679 & the "Shark Bus" at Freo
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Here we are seen down at the new "Coogee Marina"
679 at Coogee
679 at Coogee
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Down at Woodman Point regional Park 679 is seen neer the old WWII Defence bunkers
679 at Woodman Point regional Park
679 at Woodman Point regional Park
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Now we all know that TP Bus services run late every now and then but here is 679 finaly turning up for a 117 to Mandurah from the old Kwinana Bus Station.
679 at the old Kwinana Bus Station
679 at the old Kwinana Bus Station
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Enjoy :D
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Wow, that last photo of (679) is something of a homecoming as it was originally based in Rockingham!!
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Wow, that last photo of (679) is something of a homecoming as it was originally based in Rockingham!!
LOL For some strange reason i was compelled to take her there ,unaware of her original base being Rockingham.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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High Floor Bus wrote:This ones for Mr T , after all you wanted to see some trucks! :wink: :D
Bravo, thanks for making me happy!


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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Ok Guys, here we go again on boring you all with some new night pics of 679 out n about after her short layover on defect rd with a diesel leak from a split rubber hose that returned unused diesel from the injectors,so in the end all return hoses were renewed so 679 doesn't end up like some misfortunate OCs have.
in the mean time other small things have been fixed ,the leaking power steering reservior tank, leaking retarder pipe fitting, rear aux air tank valve & most importantly for the up coming winter months , the Heater.
One other thing was fited for my convenience was a "Remote Control " of the front doors. :) Now theres no excuse for the front doors to be open for photos. :wink:

Anyway here are some shots over the last few weekends , with this one keeping Mr "T" happy. :wink:
679 at the Volvo Truck Center South Guildford
679 at the Volvo Truck Center South Guildford
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I don't why i had not taken 679 up before , but with a view like this , shes gunna have to return again soon.
679 at Kings Park.
679 at Kings Park.
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Pitty the lights were off at Perth Arena.
679 at Perth Arena
679 at Perth Arena
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Drink up you thirsty girl. :wink:
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Using the discount voucher to save $8 of the fuel bill.
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This time down at South Perth with the the City lights stealing the show. :)
679 at south Perth
679 at south Perth
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This time the Old Mill was only lit up by the Freeway street lamp and not it own flood light ,which tends to shed to much light on the Old Mill for a night shot.
679 and the old mill
679 and the old mill
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This Blue "City Clipper Service" waiting down at Cannington Station. :wink:
679 at Cannington Station
679 at Cannington Station
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679 at Gosnells
679 at Gosnells
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Another SOR night view but from Mad Apple this time.
679 at Applecross (Mad Apple)
679 at Applecross (Mad Apple)
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With my RRU6 having the bad luck of three flat tyers over two different days this week,and only having two spares on hand ,679 with her diesel leak fixed was pushed into service as my transport to and fro work today.
679 at Malaga depot .
679 at Malaga depot .
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No excuses for missing the bus to work here. :lol.
And thanks to PBCNG & Bus Child for the location suggestions too on the nights.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Love the desto but it should say Go Tigers 3 0 (first time in 18 seasons might I add) :lol:
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Did anyone ask why there was a Blue ex TP bus in the yard ;) Love ya shots HFB
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Did anyone ask why there was a Blue ex TP bus in the yard
Nobody is about on a Sunday to ask ,anyway most drivers & staff at the depot know who would be nuts enough to own the bus . :wink: plus she was out the back out of sight the main yard.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Well at least 679 will get you to workout you paying a fare.I bet a lot of your work mate would be surprised seeing you turning up to work in 679 the main answer where is your car.
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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I bet "Bus Driver" is one of the few occupations where you could drive a bus to work and have a place to park it (its not like there are too many places to park a bus if you worked in an office or a retail store or a construction site or whatever)

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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Yes, I could imagine when the office asks, what car do you drive? "Oh just a 2 Door, 12L Mercedes Diesel
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Can I have a lift? Nah, sorry got no room :lol:
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Yeah you know the saying when a 000 bus goes by while your waiting for one . " Sorry Bus Full" ( yeah of empty seats that is) :lol:
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And an empty bus with the windows open is full.....of fresh air
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Just a small update on some cosmetic body work done to 679 in the last 7 or so weeks.
firstly when 679 made her last visit to BPSWA , her new front fleet numbers gracefully supplied and fitted by Colin and were a welcome addition and complemented the new number plates.
As seen in todays pic here.
679 at Crimea rd reserve car park
679 at Crimea rd reserve car park
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in the last few weeks some new parts that were on order arrived , the new front orange indicators to replace the clear OC type and the new rear reverse lights to replace the cracked/dull one.
When replacing the reverse lights ,the paint underneath showed the bumper was had a gloss finish as expected , so the rear bumper was repainted gloss black and aswell new number plate lights fitted too. The red refectors were cleaned up to give the rear bumper a new look.
679 new reverse lights and painted bumper.
679 new reverse lights and painted bumper.
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One thing that has bugged me about the look of 679 was the front grill panel alignment , and it wasn't till i had the grill off when fixing the heater that the reason was discovered.
in this befor & after shot you can see the sunken grill and RH headlight in daylight photo on left and the repair in the night shot on right.
679 Before &amp; After Grill shot
679 Before & After Grill shot
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679 has been involved in some sort of minor front end accident and the repair was not completly finished off to a standard that i would expect.
The rh Headlight/grill strut was left in a bent position and not reshaped to original position like what i have done.
The 4 pic repair shot has one pic with the bent RH bar still in place. with the rest showing the cuting , rewelding/shaping trial alignment fitting of the RH strut.
4 pic repair shot.
4 pic repair shot.
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And while we were at it the front bumper repaired and painted up too and the front number plate raised off the bumper bolts with a new frame to hold the plate.

And now for some out n about shots. :)
679 &amp; 661 at Gibson wy
679 & 661 at Gibson wy
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679 &amp; 661 on Crimea rd
679 & 661 on Crimea rd
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No "you reverse up" Nup "you reverse up" No way "you reverse up" lol.
679 &amp; 661
679 & 661
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679 at rail Musuem Bassendean
679 at rail Musuem Bassendean
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Were you hoping the Queen and the Duke would step up to the kerb to catch the bus with The Royal carriage on the desto in the last shot. :mrgreen:
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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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Nice shots of 679 and with the remaining O405s no doubt soon to be replaced with shiny new Swedish things, I am thinking about rebuilding my current LEGO O405 into a replica of 679 :)
Would look good sitting next to my replica of 661 I suspect :)

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Re: 679 Preservation Update

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G'day fellow road rager! And I don't mean me ;) Your bus looks fantastic, as does the artic. Keep up the good work man and I

look forward to seeing more pics.

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Re: 679 Update

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Hi all , Just an 679 progress update for anyone that has not seen the Facebook WAMBOS page showing the latest update pictures.
As we all know 679 had a non original Headlight & Grille replacement a few years back by its previous operator, this update shows the
progress to reinstate 679 factory looks .
Having recived my original Bosch Headlights from Germany(Not Cheap) in 12 days postage time, the wheels were set in motion to promptly fit them the following weekend.

In the first 2 pics we have removed the old Headlights a loosely bolted in the new lights with one bolt for a test fit to see any problems.
Bumper alignment was one and the altered original light brackets second.
679 test fitting of lights
679 test fitting of lights
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679 test fitting of lights 2
679 test fitting of lights 2
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In the top left pic shows the altered bracket mount for the non original lights.
The RH Top pic has 661 (sample donor)light bracket sitting in place of the buses RH light body mounting point witch was cut down for the earlier light conversion.
Bottom LH pic is one of the 4 copys done of 661 light bracket (2 for 679 & 2 for 686).
And the Bottom RH pic is of the headlight being alinged(with 661bracket) in the re extended Body mounting point.
679 4 Shot progress pic
679 4 Shot progress pic
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And last shot with the New Bosch all fitted up an correctly aligned.
679 newly fitted Bosch headlights
679 newly fitted Bosch headlights
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And thanks to the Nite Flyer for the use of 661 light bracket, which made the conversion back to original lights so much smoother. :D
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