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No: 21874   Contributor: Liam O Duill   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: United Kingdom
Ford Mobile Workshop

Taken at Crawley, west Sussex
Picture added on 27 January 2010 at 17:17
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Wow Liam - almost a complete set of Crawley yellow - i've only got a picture of this and its sister HOR995N in red. These pair of Mobile Workshop vans were based at Worthing & Horsham, one being avaliable to attend serious incidents at anytime (hence the blues & twos) as well as normal maintenance & servicing duties. These and the 3 similar 1973 FORD BACVs were all delivered in yellow after front line applinces went back to red livery in 1972. These two 1974 N reg Fords were the last West sussex vehicles to be painted Yellow. They were repainted red around 1978. Jon

Added by Jon Godden on 28 January 2010.
Hey Jon,both appliances were fitted with blues & twos so both in actual fact were available to attend incidents.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 29 January 2010.
"Highway yellow" was a standard Ford factory paint offering. The idea was that this would be the choice for vehicles which would be used for street maintenance, to increase visibility. When it was introduced in 1966 none of us were thinking about fire brigades at the time....

It was not very popular, as most fleet operators had their own liveries - and small companies liked grey, which was much easier to keep clean!

Added by Rob Johnson on 27 November 2018.
I have a feeling this is actually Coventry Yellow, a fair bit of the West Sussex fleet was painted that colour back then. I'm sure Bob Carver or Pete Matten will confirm.

Added by Michael G on 03 December 2018.
These Ford's were painted Fire Brigade Yellow and numbered five they were built and painted by a Bournemouth based coach builder. In 1980 when they were due for major servicing a decision was then made to return them to red. The vehicle displayed was the only one of the five that had yellow wheels.

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