East Lancs EL2000
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|East Lancs EL2000|
East Lancs EL2000 body on Dennis Dart.
|Manufacturer||East Lancashire Coachbuilders|
|Body and chassis|
|Floor type||step entrance|
Many different chassis types, both new and secondhand, were fitted with EL2000 bodywork. These include:
- Leyland Leopard (rebodies)
- Leyland Tiger (rebodies)
- Leyland Atlantean (rebodies)
- Volvo B58 (rebodies)
- Volvo B10M (both new and rebodies)
- Volvo B6
- Dennis Falcon
- Dennis Dart
- Dennis Lance
- Scania K93
- Scania N113
The Atlantean chassis had started their lives as double-deck vehicles but were rebodied as single-deckers.
The EL2000 made its first appearance on rebodied Leyland Tigers at the end of 1989. It was superseded as a step-entrance body by the Flyte, starting in 1996.
The EL2000 has an aluminium frame. It has bowed sides and a bowed top half of the rear end, with a high-set rear window.
There was some variability in the height and shape of the side windows, and the style of windscreen. One common design of windscreen was square-cornered, tapered in towards the top and curved around to the sides. Another was a two-piece flat windscreen with radiused outer corners. A third design used was a double-curvature windscreen with arched top.