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Dennis Society - 8th January 2020
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Jim Dykes - 2nd January 2020
FOR SALE 1935 Dennis 40/45 Luton van
1935 Dennis 40/45 Luton van - or should I say what is left of it. Mainly it is the body which is missing. It is on the DVLA data base and I have the V5C registered in my name. I also have the chassis plate from the cab. There are many S/H spares with it like engines, gearboxes cylinder heads etc, etc. Also I have a genuine workshop manual and genuine parts book. Asking price £800 or offer.Would any member of the society feel like saving it?

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Peter McCombie - 1st January 2020
Split Screen
I'm looking at reinstating driver's split screen (I know, why would I do that...) but in the quest for originality it would be helpful to know who the original makers of windscreen frames was. The glass I can get made to template.
Also interested in used windscreen parts (any condition).
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Dennis Society - 19th December 2019
Dennis Badge for sale
See photo. Good condition. Offers please to Secretary.
Dennis Badge
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Steven Bottomley - 10th December 2019
Gearbox For Sale
Does anybody want a gearbox out of a fire engine? From the 1960s or 70s not sure of exact year. It was previously coupled up to a Rolls Royce B81 6.5 litre engine. Open to offers. It is located in Halifax West Yorkshire.
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Dennis Society - 6th December 2019
For Sale - On e-bay
Dennis Mini Pointer Dart bus, with a starting price of £850. It's from 2003 and the reg is MW52UCC, It has the 6 cylinder 6 litre engine the eBay link is here:
Click Here (Ends 3pm 12 Dec, 2019)

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Dennis Society - 2nd December 2019 12 Dec, 2019For Sale - Crossply Tyre
Brand new Mitas 6.50 20 crossply tyre, dated July 2019. Never fitted. £110, plus carriage. This is for a tyre only & you will need to source Tube & Flap separately - I have some used ones available at extra cost.
Carriage is £5.00, if insured for £20, or £20 carriage if insured for full value.
I can deliver within 10 mile radius of Redhill, Surrey for a small fee, or buyer can collect by arrangement
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Colin Bleach - 2nd November 2019
1968 Dennis F38 Fire Engine steering wheel centre
Hi, we are missing the centre from the steering wheel which is a hole of approx 80mm, can anyone shed a light on where we can obtain one or even what it looks like please.
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Liam Telfer - 21st October 2019
Free to a good home - 1949 Pax Tipper
We have a 1949 Pax Tipper Chassis No. 219 D4 (already listed in the preserved section of the website) that is free to anyone who would be able to collect it. My father-in-law bought it a few years ago with the intention of carrying out a full restoration, sadly due to illness he is no longer able to carry out work on it. It is in running order however requires a fair bit of work to make it road legal. I have been asked by by mother-in-law to try and find it a new home as I'm sure in the right hands could be an excellent lorry.
I have many pictures and videos of it being driven from earlier in the year. I can also send any pictures or further information that's required. Thanks and kind regards. Liam Telfer, Aythorpe Roding, Essex.
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Clive Hawtin - 2nd October 2019
For Sale - Engine Parts
I believe I have some parts for an early 1920's Dennis. I have a cylinder head, an inlet and an exhaust manifold, a cooling fan and a Claudel Hobson carburettor. The carburettor float, float chamber cap and clip are missing. I would like to sell them as one lot as I think they are all of the same vehicle. I have had these for over 30 years and would like to sell them. Asking price £50 or offer.
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Pat Baldwin - 2nd October 2019
For Sale
1930's Dennis Four Cylinder Side Valve Engine from a WWII Trailer Fire Pump. The engine is without its water pump, magneto or carburettor, however, it is not seized and has no knocks when rotated. I did remove 3 or 4 valves from the engine some years ago and fitted them in a Light Four. The engine is of approximately 3.4 litres displacement and 28.4 HP. Maybe there is a vintage Dennis vehicle out there that needs engine spares. The engine can be picked up from Brandon in Suffolk and owner is looking for £100 for it. Beware, it's heavy!

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Paul Staniland - 30th September 2019
Dennis Sabre
Can someone help me, I have a friend who has taken two appliances across to Moldova, the Dennis Sabre which they have taken over has document issues, there is one digit different between Logbook and vin, is someone able to supply me with the vin and engine number for V558 JST, so that this appliance is able to carry on its journey.
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Dennis Society - 29th August 2019
Information Wanted – Fremlin’s Brewery Dennis Lorry HKT 964
If anyone can help by putting the Society in contact with the owner of HKT 964, it would be much appreciated. The vehicle in question is a 1946 Pax 2 axle rigid and was in service with Fremlin Bros. of Maidstone as a Dray. Our correspondent tells us that this was the lorry his Father drove when he was working for the Brewery. He started at the Earl Street Brewery in 1957 as a Drivers Mate until 1959 when he passed his driving test and was given HKT 964 which he drove for a few years before Fremlins sold it off. He took early retirement in 1991. Now in his Eighties it would be great if he could be reunited with the old girl. Any help appreciated.
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Alex Glyn - 24th August 2019
Dennis Dagger Parts
I'm looking to start kitting out the cab of my 2003 Dennis dagger and there are a couple of parts missing:
  • digital clock above passenger seat in the roof
  • would like to change the gear lever (badge missing)
  • passenger door locking mechanism
If anyone has these parts to sell would be grateful.
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Phill Griffin - 10th August 2019
7.50 20 Firestone Truck Tyres crossplay - used
A27 tyres in Worthing, Sussex have 6 (yes 6) used 7.50 20 crossply tyres. They are used, but in my (amateur) opinion are in a very usable state.
They were asking £300 for 6 when posted on ebay, but took them off ebay to let me see them. Sadly they didn't fit my rims.
Speak to Kenny...His details are on their website, Hope this helps someone.
www.a27tyres.uk

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Phill Griffin - 7th August 2019
Wanted - Dennis F8 Wheel Rims and/or Tyres
Wanted for 1955 Dennis F8 Fire Appliance, 20 inch split wheel rims - 1 would good, 2 would be better! I suspect that other Dennis vehicles of the age may well have the same rims, 7.00 20 crossply tyres - usable second hand, or source of new ones at an affordable price - need to be 10 ply (or higher) truck tyres
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Dennis Society - 20th July 2019
Banning Tyres Aged 10 Years and Older
URGENT – Please respond as soon as possible
The Dennis Society intend to respond to the request for information and ask members to advise details of any tyre incidents they have experienced. Deadline for information is Friday July 26th and the data received by then will be included in our response. Please also report ‘nil’ return if appropriate. Many thanks. Tim Stubbs.

There is currently a DfT consultation on “Banning Tyres Aged 10 Years and Older”. The proposal set out in the consultation document (see attachment) intends to ban tyres on buses, coaches and HGVs but exempt such vehicles which are Vehicles of Historic Interest i.e. in the cases of buses and coaches, vehicles older than 40 years not used commercially. NARTM intends to prepare a response to this consultation, primarily because the consultation includes the following question on exemptions:

"Do you agree with the proposed exemptions for: a) tyre roadworthiness? b) vehicles of historical interest? Please explain your response."

Although an exemption is proposed and the research and accident statistics quoted in support of this proposal show that the risk is extremely low, we need to counter submissions by less well informed respondents who could, by weight of numbers, quash this proposed exemption. Therefore, if we get a substantial number of responses from NARTM members we will then be able to prepare a statistically significant summary of the data for you to use in making separate submissions to help counter any objections to this important exemption.

Respond to the Secretary secretary@dennissociety.org.uk
DfT consultation form
Consultation Document

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Peter McCombie - 17th July 2019
Old Tyres - DfT Consultation now...
Please see ongoing consultation closing at the end of August.There is a present proposal to exempt historic vehicles not used for hire or reward.
www.gov.uk/government/consultations/banning-tyres-aged-10-years-and-older
Some care required if responding. With care and optimal storage conditions 30 to 40 years is possible. Ie most of the time in the dark on axle stands. 10 years outside in the sun, they're a gonner!
Will the suppliers be giving a pro rata discount on old stock. Doubt it...

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Dennis Society - 9th July 2019
Wanted – Refuse collection vehicle
The Sales Controller at Dennis Eagle (Warwick) wishes to make contact with anyone who can advise on the whereabouts of a pre-89 Dennis refuse vehicle.
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Dennis Society - 4th July 2019
Dennis Cesspit Tanker
The manager of a large farm in Cranleigh has recently pulled an old Dennis cesspit tanker out of a copse that’s been left there for a number of years. The vehicle is in a very poor state but might be useful for spares etc. It originally belonged to “Hambledon Rural District Council”. If anyone is interested they are welcome to take it away otherwise it could be scrapped and lost totally. The farm would be prepared to help with loading etc.

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