The restoration of AEC Reliance CDK172L

Project Dairy July 2005

Saturday 2nd July 05          I even managed to have a weekend away to celebrate my birthday and go and visit Fred for A Special Reunion.

This has been a very special day indeed. Today I took John Whitworth with me on a little trip down Memory Lane - the Yelloway 77/78 route was one on which John worked on a regular basis and there is a dame good chance that he drove us to our Grandparents on one of our regular trips to HAVERHILL.

 

As the picture below shows, there was a special surprise at the end of a 3 hour journey, on the right is a dear family friend, he's Mr Fred "Smudger" Smith a former Premier travel driver whom neither had seen since the sad demise of Yelloway some 17 years ago.........

I hope they enjoyed the reunion.

John & Fred

July 25th to 30th.          Anyway .... metal framework and chassis have been the main focus of our attentions throughout a very hectic week (25th to 30th July) between us, we've removed something like 6 kg of rust, grime and in Richards case more skin from his knuckles!

Chipping hammer at work on the chassis

Cleaning up the fuel tank

 

Panel refit was a bonus for us too as with several nearside panels now permanently refitted and ready for repainting in 18 months time we hope?

Panels clamped in position ready for pinning

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