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  1. Hope this is not too far of topic, but an interesting guidance article by the CAA regarding Aircraft restoration or replica, ----------------------------------------------------------

    An early inspection from CAA design and airworthiness surveyors will allow us to make a decision on whether the aircraft will be an original or a replica.

    There is no set minimum amount of the original aircraft required to allow the project to be considered a restoration. However, there must be something recognisable from the aircraft for it to be classed as original, normally primary structure and generally from the fuselage, even if these parts are subsequently replaced.

    The aircraft's data plate will be key in establishing its original identity. Where this is no longer available evidence from historians or published material can be used and a replacement data plate made. This should include the serial number and manufacturer. We will check that a restoration has not previously been approved for the same airframe identity.

    Where there is no record of the manufacturer's serial number but a military serial is known then this may be used.

    In some countries a registration may be re-used on more than one airframe. This can result in an aircraft in existence where only the paperwork remains from the original and it is in fact a 'donor' aircraft. In the UK this is not accepted and genuine provenance of the actual airframe will need to be shown. However, if no other aircraft on the UK register is currently painted with the same markings then a donor aircraft does not have to be physically marked as such but it must be recorded in its paperwork.

  2. 19 minutes ago, Dorset Boy said:

    That’s fantastic, can you remember what year?

    Sorry no idea, the above  picture was given to me by a friend. There is another picture found on this forum of the Tilling's chassis and a little of the removed body in the background, as before location unknown. 



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  3. Can you offer any history of the bus body, I think I recognise it, from many years ago, may be the one I recovered, from the Hogs Back, was behind a butchers, and was put on a Tilling's  chassis. here  in Colchester,

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  4. This would have come of the production line Green,  when camouflage paint was added, would that be applied to the inside of the cab, front axle etc, I think not,    All K2Y Ambulances were green, and if painted sand, surely only surfaces visible to the enemy would receive attention,  A big problem now when restoring such a vehicle is,  you would to have to do the unthinkable and finish in green and then RUSH a coat of required camouflage colour, either brush or spray, no masking (perhaps a bit of card and a well painted hand if blowing it on) and that its. That's NOT something anyone could to bring themselves to do, so I guess TOTAL authenticity will never again be seen. Well that's the way I see it.     I in my time had to decide if  having finished a vehicle in Green, I had the guts to get a spray gun out a blast Sand on the outside and bits you can see. Sadly I could not have lived with that.

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