Celebrating the products of AEC Southall Ltd, most famous as builder of London's buses.

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 Post subject: History /build sheet
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:30 pm 

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Hi I am looking for any info or build sheet for a mammoth major project I have
The chassis number is 3671022
Any info would be great as I have no history on the old girl whatsoever

 Post subject: Re: History /build sheet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:23 am 

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The British Commercial Vehicle Museum at King Street in Leyland hold the build records for AEC. They charge £25 (currently) for a certified copy of a build card.....BUT......prepare yourself for a potentially frustrating time in obtaining it.

They are all volunteers who only staff the archives on a Monday, and the right person (one person deals with each manufacturer, and there is no overlap) can be extremely difficult to get hold of. I have had a few build sheets over the years, and it's a constant battle to get them, with lost details, lost applications, weeks and weeks waiting for answers and even my sheets eventually sent out to the wrong people. Having said that, we do have to be thankful that the records survive and are (to a point) accessible to us.

Give them a ring on a Monday and set the ball rolling. You will have to then apply in writing with a cheque, and a few months later you might have your build sheet. Make absolutely sure you have your correct chassis number - that could delay things even more!.

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