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Restoring the Greyhound Denning AEC:all posts here.

Postby Denv12 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:53 am

As you are aware that there is a topic posted on a former Greyhound Denning bodied AEC that has been donated.The coach topic has attracted a lot of attention.As a result of its popularity its important that the coach be given its own topic so that everyone who is involved and those interested can visit here and contribute to this topic.

Please add photos of the coach here so people can see the vehicle.

You are all welcome to add information,photos,etc here on the restoration of the historical coach.I wish everyone the best for the restoration.If anyone can help out somehow please contribute here.
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Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:20 pm

To give everybody an idea, of what's ahead. The bus originally started with GREYHOUND, before passing to Parlorcars > Centralian Tours > MAXWELLS in 1974. The coach was used until 1991/2 where it was parked in this paddock and left for 19yrs before the TBCS "encouraged" Dennis Maxwell to "fire her up" for an Enthusiast Tour. A couple of batteries, a little tinkering . . . and away she went, purring like a kitten and AGAIN 3yrs later when these shots were taken. LET THE RESTORATION BEGIN :idea:

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Postby Denv12 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:01 am

Denv12 wrote:As you are aware that there is a topic posted on a former Greyhound Denning bodied AEC that has been donated.The coach topic has attracted a lot of attention.As a result of its popularity its important that the coach be given its own topic so that everyone who is involved and those interested can visit here and contribute to this topic.

Please add photos of the coach here so people can see the vehicle.

You are all welcome to add information,photos,etc here on the restoration of the historical coach.I wish everyone the best for the restoration.If anyone can help out somehow please contribute here.Thank you to Tas Bus Nut for bring this sharing the news of this restoration project to the bus world.Cant wait to see the progress.good luck,everyone.
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Postby Hornibrook » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:43 am

She would look 10 times better if she had a wash with the pressure cleaner - it's amazing what a difference it makes once the moss and crap is gone.
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Postby stevegj52 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:55 pm

Hornibrook wrote:She would look 10 times better if she had a wash with the pressure cleaner - it's amazing what a difference it makes once the moss and crap is gone.

From what I believe that is on agenda and work on the AEC starts this weekend.
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Postby Guy_Arab » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:56 pm

stevegj52 wrote:
Hornibrook wrote:She would look 10 times better if she had a wash with the pressure cleaner - it's amazing what a difference it makes once the moss and crap is gone.

From what I believe that is on agenda and work on the AEC starts this weekend.


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Postby Hornibrook » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:05 am

stevegj52 wrote:
Hornibrook wrote:She would look 10 times better if she had a wash with the pressure cleaner - it's amazing what a difference it makes once the moss and crap is gone.

From what I believe that is on agenda and work on the AEC starts this weekend.

Excellent! It's fantastic to see preservation really taking off down on the Apple Isle. Shame most of the enthusiasm in QLD wore off years ago.
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Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:52 am

Hornibrook wrote:Excellent! It's fantastic to see preservation really taking off down on the Apple Isle. Shame most of the enthusiasm in QLD wore off years ago.
It's getting started Hornibrook. Hopefully with an OLDER vehicle it will generate a LOT MORE :shock:

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stevegj52 wrote: From what I believe that is on agenda and work on the AEC starts this weekend.
Correct stevegj52 :mrgreen: Little steps though, but a start. Recording ALL signwriting on bus before steam-cleaning panels and such, repairing little mechanical faults and then the pressure clean (hopefully, if all goes to plan) :wink:
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Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:53 pm

Let's see what's under the skin :shock: . The actual aluminium panels are quite good, HOWEVER the same cannot be said for what's underneath :mrgreen:
Next after these panels, is cleaning out the stuff around the runners of the windows to access the screws that hold the windows in.


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Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:09 pm

Strewth Neil there is going to be hell of a lot of cutting,bending and shaping when you start.I hope someone good at jig saw puzzels what is that old song the knee bone connected leg bone. :mrgreen:
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Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:13 pm

To me, and I don't really have a clue, it looks like the framework is the only MAJOR problem. The rest, could quite easily be a walk in the park :shock:
yoda will start on the slave cylinder this week and a little wiring, whilst he's on holidays. SO, as the old saying goes: WATCH THIS SPACE :mrgreen:
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Postby 2 TONE GREEN & WHITE » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Hi Guys,Been a while since I've sent a msg To busy these days to get too involved in restos..I have restored a few buses over the past and found it very entertaining,but also quite expensive...I find this example as being one I must share..I made an attempt to restore an ex forest denning viking of the same error as the AEC.The first part of the rebuild was to remove the same panels..Same frame rot..decided to remove the roof and floor to complete total resto...Wait until you see whats under the floor !!They have to be a complete body of resto. these old bodies are just too hard..Shame,they were a good looking old body..
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Postby Industry » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:17 am

Are you going to do anything the ex Lever's Hino Denning
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Postby 2 TONE GREEN & WHITE » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:37 am

The ex levers denning is a Leyland panther.Not a hino.It has the same problem.frame is totally rusted.
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Postby Denv12 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:39 pm

2 TONE GREEN & WHITE wrote:The ex levers denning is a Leyland panther.Not a hino.It has the same problem.frame is totally rusted.

You could start a new post on that one.It deserves its own so people can contribute to that project.

Its great to see that this post is progressing nicely.
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