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Restoration of KDZ 5805

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi folks..my son who is a mad keen bus enthusiast has bought himself a rare single decker bus to restore..i think he said it was the last one used by wmpt something like that:rolleyes:...anyway he has nowhere to store it as it has to be moved asap from its present location...would anyone have any suggestions as to where he could store it safely providing it would not cost too much...

many thanks folks for any help on this one...:)

lyn
 

ladylinda

master brummie
Re: help wanted please..

Hi Lyn, I'll ask Richard, the "bus nut" at work, tomorrow if he knows of anywhere.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

hi lynn..thanks eveso for that..,,its a dire emergency to our tom is this:cry:

will wait for you to get back to me..

cheers..

lyn:)
 

sistersue61

master brummie
Re: help wanted please..

Lyn, hubby says the bus museum in Cobham Surrey used to store buses for members to work on, was a while ago, but if all else fails may be worth a shot. He also suggests contacting the Birmingham Transport people based at Wythall, they may offer advice.
Hope he finds somewhere for it, Sue
 
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BernardR

Guest
Re: help wanted please..

Just hang on a bit there will be a number of Bus aficionados along soon - they travel in convoy you know. Seriously as there are a number on the Forum who are keen or involved in conservation someone will know.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

thanks for that sue..i will pass this onto our tom...:)

lyn
 

Pomgolian

Kiwi Brummie Admin' Team
Re: help wanted please..

Lynn contact Lloyd Penfold (Usernsme: Lloyd) by I.M if he does not see your request , I'm sure he could help...
 

Thylacine

master brummie
Re: help wanted please..

Ding! Ding! Bus aficionado here! ;)

Sorry, Lyn, I'm a bit far away to be of any practical help, but I heartily endorse Chris's recommendation to contact Lloyd. He is actively involved (up to his elbows in oil and grease!) in the preservation and restoration (and driving) of classic buses at the Transport Museum (Wythall, Worcestershire).

I'd be very interested to hear more about your son's bus. A thread here on the Buses sub-forum might be an idea one day. Then we "anoraks" will be able follow the work-in-progress and cheer along.

OK, move right down the centre of the bus please! Plenty of room on top. There'll be another one (or three) along in a minute. Ding! Ding! ...

Peter. :)
 
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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

hi peter and thank you..i will contact Lloyd to see what advise he can offer...i wouldnt say toms bus is a classic just yet but i will find out the info on it and post it ..wouldnt mind but he only turned 18 on monday and is not even old enough to drive a bus yet so much help is needed...:cry: oh and toms been thinking of joining the forum for some time now..bout time he did i think:)

just been informed by tom that he is old enough to drive a bus but at the mo he only has a bike licence...just goes to show how much i know...:D

lyn
 
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Lloyd

master brummie
Re: help wanted please..

Just so you all know, Lyn & I have messaged about this, I'm doing what I can but I've said I can't work miracles. This is the bus, on display at Wythall when new - modern perhaps but all history starts somewhere.
The Irish registration is because the bodywork was built in Ireland, and registered at the factory.

The London museum mentioned above is about to move to new premises near the former Brooklands motor racing track, and are downsizing themselves.

Meantime, if anyone has a yard with 30 ft by 9 ft spare, please let Lyn know.
Lloyd.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

hi Lloyd and thanks very much for all the help and advise give...no luck yet but i will keep you informed if anything comes up:)


lyn
 

Thylacine

master brummie
Re: help wanted please..

That's a lovely bus (admittedly a bit modern)! But as Lloyd rightly says: "All history starts somewhere". And young people are very welcome into the bus preservation movement. Lyn, please pass on my encouragement and best wishes to Tom (and may he soon join us here on the BHF :)).

Anorak Supplement (details courtesy of Bus Lists on the Web):
KDZ5805: Dennis "Dart" chassis (no 3011/534) with Wright "Handybus" B39F body (no N106) new in July 1991 as West Midlands Travel fleet no 805.​
So it's getting on for twenty years old (older than its new owner!), and a very worthy candidate for preservation and restoration.
 
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Pomgolian

Kiwi Brummie Admin' Team
Re: help wanted please..

Good luck Lynn and Tom... Shame really we would help and have the space, but living in NZ we are a little too far away me thinks... sorry.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

hi peter..i think it only 19 years old and in good conditiion... but as you say history has to start somewhere...thank for your encouragement and i will certainly pass it onto tom...hoping he joins up soon.

thanks chris and yes you are tad to far away lol

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

thanks for the pic peter..the you tube is one of toms and he is going to join the forum tomorrow...will have to watch what im saying now lol...

lyn
 
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Wendy

Guest
Re: help wanted please..

Wouldn't it be great if we could go on a summer holiday in it!

Lyn I hope Tom finds a good home and the help needed to keep it restored
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Re: help wanted please..

oh great idea wend..i shall put that to him lol..will let you know how things go...still working on it...

lyn
 
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