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Old 27th December 2016, 17:39
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Old bus

Hi Guys

I have spotted this old bus in Zimbabwe and I am trying to find out what model it is.

Here is a pic of it


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Old 27th December 2016, 20:54
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That is a Bedford S-type truck cowl.
The S-type was a 7-tonner IIRC, and, as such was known as the Big Bedford (previous models were 5-tonners).
The S-type was superceded in 1959 by the TK.
The S-type cab design persisted with the R-type 3-ton 4x4 which became the standard Army truck (including the Green Goddess) from the 1950s until 1969.
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Old 28th December 2016, 03:48
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Thanks for the info
Where can I find the manufactures plate and with that info can I find the exact year model.
And where can I get info like weight and dimensions as I am trying to arrange the necessary documents and transport to get it out of Zimbabwe and into South Africa

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Old 28th December 2016, 05:53
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The manufacturer's plate is usually on the left hand interior wheelarch, underneath the passenger seat mounting.

There would be many options, particularly on a chassis that was supplied as a truck that was converted into a bus.

It could have been operated as a truck before being rebodied as a bus, however, there was a model SB which was designated as a bus chassis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_SB

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