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Just thought some of you Bedford lovers might like to see a few pics of a bus I have been working on, its been converted into a mobile home, complete with a mollycroft roof Its now just about done just waiting on a few minor parts and some stencils.

 

 

Howard.

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I like that a lot :) Original engine? I lived next to a haulier as a kid and used to wake up to the sound of these bedfords leaving the yard.....

 

Regards rog8811

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Just thought some of you Bedford lovers might like to see a few pics of a bus I have been working on, its been converted into a mobile home, complete with a mollycroft roof Its now just about done just waiting on a few minor parts and some stencils.

 

 

Howard.

 

 

Hi Howard,

 

That is an interesting vehicle I wonder what its original role was. It is actually a Bedford R, not an S type as they were 4x2. With the diesel badge on the front and looking to be a late 50's/early 60's build, it would probably be powered by the Bedford 300ci diesel.

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Hi Howard,

 

That is an interesting vehicle I wonder what its original role was. It is actually a Bedford R, not an S type as they were 4x2. With the diesel badge on the front and looking to be a late 50's/early 60's build, it would probably be powered by the Bedford 300ci diesel.

 

Canteen wagon for the AFS?? Personnel Carrier for AFS?

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nothing to do with AFS, is the chassis original to the bus?

 

Usually that type of body was used by councils, health authoritys etc

 

London registration

 

Mark

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Hi Howard,

 

That is an interesting vehicle I wonder what its original role was. It is actually a Bedford R, not an S type as they were 4x2. With the diesel badge on the front and looking to be a late 50's/early 60's build, it would probably be powered by the Bedford 300ci diesel.

 

 

First reg Feb '59 and 4927cc so yes, a 300ci.

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Wow, what a great bus. Have you got any pictures of the inside we can look at? Looks like you have done a cracking restoration there! Have you re registered it as a motor caravan?

 

When I was in Cyprus with the UN there were dozens of the old Bedford Busses that were used daily. They certainly proved to be a very reliable vehicle.

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There used to be hundred of s-type buses in Germany used from troop movements to school runs, and i belive they could double up as ambulances during times of conflict.

 

Ashley

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If anybody can help I am trying to track down this bus that i worked on back in June 2010.

 

Thanks Howard.

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Apparently it was originally an S type Dennis bodied ex LCC school bus later fitted to an RL chassis.

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