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Derek Everson
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1725F JGF502K

Location Link/s
Golders Green Bus Station

Date added to site
01/06/2021

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Details: 1725F was a Ford D550 box truck new in January 1972. The bodywork is very similar to that on 1515F, with vertical seams and a shallow arch to the roof. However, the body may be slightly shorter in height and is certainly shorter in length due to the cab of the lorry being longer. This type of cab, with a second row of seats and pair of doors, is normally referred to as a crew cab, and it can still be seen on many service vehicles today. Looking more closely at this photo I realised that the crew compartment does not actually have a door in the offside. There is a recess for a door handle, and traces of the door outline can be made out, but there is no door handle, no grab handle, no hinges and no footstep underneath. These features can be seen on 1986F which did have an offside door. Perhaps the construction made use of a standard door pressing but welded it in place if access was not required. Strangely, earlier 1514F and 1517F had a similar cab to 1725F but did not have the redundant door handle recess. 1725F was based at Parsons Green and lasted until 1983. It was photographed at Golders Green Station on 29th July 1975.

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