FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 17:20 Sunday 3rd July 2016

Picking up where the thread in the old forum left off...

Opatre Solo 53049 (VU03 YKC) went into the bodyshop a few days ago (by 21st June) and is undergoing a body refurbishment. Should be the next vehicle painted into Urban2 livery when it's finished.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by MattW » 20:44 Sunday 3rd July 2016

Is it at Hereford Car and Commercial again mate? I'll keep an eye out for it as I usually go that way to work now.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 21:15 Sunday 3rd July 2016

Still in the body shop at Worcester but looks about ready to go so maybe sometime this week. I think it may have been delayed a bit by someone taking the side out of 66699 and diverting the attention of the body men.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 20:24 Monday 4th July 2016

MattW wrote:
20:44 Sunday 3rd July 2016
Is it at Hereford Car and Commercial again mate? I'll keep an eye out for it as I usually go that way to work now.
I dunno, but I saw a Gemini got rubbed-down in our bodyshop, and I wondered if that was repainted at Hereford (?)

You might be interested to know Matt, that 66691 now has a full-size rear advert for "THINK BIKE" - I think it might currently be the only WR bus with a full size rear advert (?)

Hope the new job is satisfactory !

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:30 Monday 4th July 2016

DD12 wrote:
20:24 Monday 4th July 2016
I dunno, but I saw a Gemini got rubbed-down in our bodyshop, and I wondered if that was repainted at Hereford (?)...
That did not receive any bodywork attention while at Worcester, but I can see why you would think that as I made the same mistake when I first saw it. It was fitted with a full height rear advert which had deteriorated badly with repeated washing, and thus the whole back end looked like it had been sanded down.

It was at Worcester for a new engine and has now returned.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:43 Monday 4th July 2016

Don't think I got a photograph of the back-end of the Gemini, but took this on Friday 27th May 2016, just before it went back.

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This was during the Hay-on-Wye festival and I did ask if I could use it for that, but alas they said no!

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 20:48 Monday 4th July 2016

AdamH wrote:
20:30 Monday 4th July 2016
DD12 wrote:
20:24 Monday 4th July 2016
I dunno, but I saw a Gemini got rubbed-down in our bodyshop, and I wondered if that was repainted at Hereford (?)...
That did not receive any bodywork attention while at Worcester, but I can see why you would think that as I made the same mistake when I first saw it. It was fitted with a full height rear advert which had deteriorated badly with repeated washing, and thus the whole back end looked like it had been sanded down.

It was at Worcester for a new engine and has now returned.
!!! THAT'S why I like this forum Adam ! -- it so often corrects or adds-to, an observation or impression ! :D

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by MattW » 22:47 Monday 4th July 2016

DD12 wrote:
20:24 Monday 4th July 2016

You might be interested to know Matt, that 66691 now has a full-size rear advert for "THINK BIKE" - I think it might currently be the only WR bus with a full size rear advert (?)

Hope the new job is satisfactory !
Thank you mate I'm really happy. Will get some pics up.

I'm glad my old favourite is still going - someone did show me a pic of the rear ad so glad she is still of use. Some of the moped riders I see in london now could do with 'Thinking Bus' :shock: :lol:

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 05:46 Tuesday 5th July 2016

Full height rear advertising on a moped? Can't see it catching on myself!

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 12:59 Wednesday 6th July 2016

53049 was not at Worcester garage when I was there earlier, so it has probably gone for paint.

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