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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:27 am 
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Hi all. I currently work for a company who are looking to start a restoration project with one of our customers on KJ5723, a 1932 Duralumin-bodied AEC Mammoth 8-tonner. I am trying to do some initial research into this vehicle or similar vehicles and would appreciate any advice on where to start please. We are looking to restore it to as near to its original state as possible so will be looking for various parts suppliers and experts in this field etc. If anyone can point us in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Tracey


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:51 pm 
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How complete is it? do you even know what is missing? A picture might help. Does your company have any experience of vehicle restoration? Does the ultimate customer realise that it may probably cost about the same as it costs to buy a house to do it properly?

Registration makes it originally from Kent

One normally starts by listing first what is missing, second what does not work and third what needs major repair/overhaul/replacement.

A PM to Gingerfold would be a good start especially regarding the history of this model of AEC.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:09 am 
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Thanks for your reply cav551

I will be finding out more info and photos next week. We do have some experience with vehicle restoration and have our own specialist engineering division, shotblasting facilities and paintshop etc. I don't think there is much left of the original vehicle. I have emailed the British Commercial Vehicle Museum to see if they have the build sheet and still waiting for a reply. Is there anyone else I should also contact?

I think the main info that we will need is where to source the parts from etc.

Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:19 am 
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I may have some parts to help you and possible contacts for others, but it will be difficult to find original parts for this lorry.
I believe it was new to Robert Brett Quarries of Canterbury as a 3 axle tipper and ran as their fleet number 18.

Regards, Martyn Callaghan

martyncallaghanaec@gmail.com


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