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Bonnet and Illuminated saloon advertising panel

The restoration of RM1400 is coming along nicely, but we are still short of a bonnet that isn't bowed,the interior lower saloon illuminated advert fibreglass shell/panel, a platform destination winder bar and bush and finally a straight platform pole.

Can anyone help with the supply of any of these items?

Cheers,

Paul

My bus number (if any): RM597, RM1400

Re: Bonnet and Illuminated saloon advertising panel

You can buy the polished Stailness Steel tube the correct inside and outside diameter so as you can make a new one, just need to swap the ends.I will try and dig out the suppliers details.

Rob

My bus number (if any): RM14

Re: Bonnet and Illuminated saloon advertising panel

Thanks Rob!

My bus number (if any): RM597, RM1400

Re: Bonnet and Illuminated saloon advertising panel

Paul
I have RT platform destination splines with base plates. Ask Dave if they are the same.
RM bonnets bow because they have been hit from the front and they split by the air vent corner the weakest point and are not repaired properly.
It can also be the wooden bar underneath, (up the cab side) has been broken or has moved or is incorrectly fitted or just the wrong shape. Either way if you have bonnet it can be put right by a fibre glass repairer and the right wooden rail
Bonnets also bow upwards if they have been poorly fitted and are too far forward on the rear hinges, they hit on the front bar locking spring on tjhe front bar and force it upwards. There are loads of adjustments available on the bonnet fixings.

My bus number (if any): RTL 960, RMC 1458, RM 1585 and several RTs