UK Supplied Barndoors...

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Re: UK Supplied Barndoors...

Post by Rich Oakley » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:01 pm

Well spotted Scotty. Early '55 bus registered in Burnley.

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Re: UK Supplied Barndoors...

Post by lowdown dirty rat » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:23 pm

If you could get the chassis number from running the plate that would add a whole new, and controversial, way to rebuild a bus :twisted:
1951 Samba 20-017894
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Re: UK Supplied Barndoors...

Post by Rich Oakley » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:37 pm

lowdown dirty rat wrote:If you could get the chassis number from running the plate that would add a whole new, and controversial, way to rebuild a bus :twisted:
I can get the chassis number.


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Re: UK Supplied Barndoors...

Post by spit nolan » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:11 pm

Rich Oakley wrote:
bigbulli wrote:Not sure if this BD ambulance was original UK...loading doors are on the left..

DVLA info:-
Date of Liability 01 04 1990
Date of First Registration 10 08 1955


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Thanks for the pics Rich.

I'm pretty sure this is a UK supplied one too. You could order an ambulance from VW GB in 1955. Maybe the order was placed in March and the conversion time for a RHD ambulance took a number of months. I can confirm that it was registered in Partick, Scotland in Aug '55. I shall add the pic to the 'evidence' section rather than the 'survivors' section.
I can confirm this bus has survived.... It is languishing in a garage in the UK soon to be returned to the road. Believe the Chassis number to be 20-085541 It is a RHD ambulance and as said above is believed to be first registered in Scotland. Appears to be the only RHD 54 ambulance known looking at barndoor.dk
I won't share any photos until the owner has ok'd it. But let's hope he can return it to the road soon.
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Post by bigbulli » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:57 pm

That's great to hear Split Nolan.

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Re: UK Supplied Barndoors...

Post by Scotty » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:28 am

Another UK supplied barndoor:

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Hopefully going to get some more details from a previous owner. No idea if it still exists

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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:34 pm

I've got on to a start any way Image

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Re: UK Supplied Barndoors...

Post by spit nolan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:33 am

Scotty wrote:Another UK supplied barndoor:

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Hopefully going to get some more details from a previous owner. No idea if it still exists

Have a feeling this is chassis number 20-080775 after speaking with Andy who owned it back then and Jon with KSA 907

Be great if it is still out there!
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