The restoration of AEC Reliance CDK172L


We would like to thank all those who have contributed to and supported us throughout our restoration of CDK 172L in particular those listed below:


The third member of our team  - our DAD !

For his time and technical assistance in taking many reference photographs, designing and maintaining our project website.

Dave Haddock

 For re-igniting our interest in YMS and creating the Yelloway Mobile Museum

Andrew Sharpe

 For his assistance with the electrics, his sense of humour and his remarkable enthusiasm. Without Andy's help we would never have been able to achieve what we have.

Peter Johnson

 For his advice and assistance in recovery of both vehicles and his invaluable mechanical skills in assisting us to remove and refit the major mechanical parts of the coach. Without Pete's help we would never have been able to achieve what we have.

John Whitworth

 For his support and historical input.
Mark Brooks

 For his very generous donation towards the re-trim of the seats.

Paul Blackburn

 For his kind donations.

Transdev Lancashire United (Formerly Blackburn Transport)

 For the loan of trade plates when moving both vehicles and for the opportunity to use various woodwork and metalwork machines which have proved invaluable. Thanks Glen.

Carl Birnie

 (Land owner) for providing and maintaining the workshop & storage facility.


 For their excellent service supplying our new window rubbers.

Northern Pipe & Tank Installations

 For their excellent fabrication work towards this project.

Rossendale Road Springs

 For an excellent professional service.

Billy Weall

 For his time and technical assistance.

Brian Riley and Andy Hill

 Thanks for the trims and door rubbers.

Ben Fosker

 For supplying a number of exterior parts including entrance door rubbers.

Phil Platt & Sam Merryfield

 For their help sourcing a number of the outstanding parts required.

Steve Morris

 For the original pattern seat material and allowing us to strip NNC854P.

Paul Faherty

 For the kind donation of the wheel arch trims, sheet metal work and his professional expertise.

Stuart Berry

 For allowing us to 'steal' so many usable items from his stores!

Keith Boyden + friends

 For info regarding Leyrub coupling.

HMG Paints Manchester

 For excellent service with the supply of the paint products.

Steve Holmes

 For the loan of his A frame.

Lancashire Trim Ltd

 For the trimming of seats.
Nationwide Coach & Bus Glazing  For assisting with the refit of the windows.

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