The Restoration of AEC Reliance CDK172L
Project Dairy May 2004
Friday May 14th 1st time I (Steve) had seen CDK 172L in 18 years - first impressions are .....
"Oh my God!
Tues 18th May Having made sure 172L was able to be moved to have a close look at her I (Steve) took a very experienced PSV mechanic and a good friend Pete Johnson over to Carrington to see if she was worth buying - Do you know- the bloody thing started up 1st time and just sat there in glorious sunshine, ticking over like it was new. Pete gave her a good check-over mechanically - and apart from a very slight air leak on the N/s, 172 was declared sound! Body wise, I was amazed at how original and more remarkably, undamaged the whole coach was. A price was agreed - and so the fund raising began.
 CDK 172 moved for inspection
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