U.T.A. Build Metal Bodies on Tiger Cubs
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'THE first ali-meial bodies to be built
by the Ulster Transport Authority are being fitted to 60 Leyland Tiger Cub chassis at the UNA. workshops in Belfast. The Tiger Cubs, which are 43-seaters, are replacing Tiger 34seaters which the U.T.A. converted into 61-seat double-deckers.
The new Tiger Cubs are 30 ft. long and 7 ft, 6 in. wide and have 70-cu.-ft. luggage boots at the rear. The front entrance has electrically operated sliding doors.
Waste heat from the radiator is used for heating and demisting purposes, fresh air being drawn in at the front of the vehicle and directed to the radiator through ducting housed under the floor, A special cowl, fitted at the rear of the radiator to collect the heated air, has a shutter arrangement to control the air supply for heating and demisting.
Air for heating the saloon is carried by a duct from the cowling to five outlets under the near-side seats. For demisting, a duct conveys warm air into the driver's compartment, where it is directed on to the windscreen panels and the off-side window.
_Main pillars of the framework are or chrome-molybdenum tubing, the main cross-bars being of carbon steel and the remainder of the framework of mildsteel sections, excent for cant and scat rails, which are or aluminium. Mildsteel truss panels brace the framing and serve as lining panels. Exterior panelling and interior ceiling panels are of aluminium.