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8 months 1 week ago #248864 by WillBus
Hi thanks for letting me join the club. All I know about this mobile home is its a bedford, 2 stroke gm diesel with an aluminium body. Any other info such as model or history would be greatly appreciated, as the vehicle is interstate.   

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8 months 1 week ago #248866 by Mrsmackpaul
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I doubt the GM was original

I assume the motor is up the front, dunno if Bedford made bus that had it's motor at the back

What size GM does it have ?

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8 months 1 week ago #248868 by hayseed
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dunno if Bedford made bus that had it's motor at the back



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8 months 1 week ago #248885 by Morris
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Willbus,
Welcome to the forum.
Buses are difficult to identify because the same style of body was made by many different builders.  There is usually a body builder's plate somewhere, often on/below the dashboard or at the entrance steps.
Yours must have the engine at the front because rear-engined ones have a large engine access panel in the back of the body.

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8 months 1 week ago #248919 by WillBus
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Thanks for the info. Since writing the post I've gained some knowledge. Once I found the what the old number plates said (couldn't get a history report off chassis number or engine number) I found vic roads had it down as "1976 Bed bus" No issues like theft/write off etc all green ticks but no chassis or engine number listed, only gvm. Paul the fist commenter on here asked what size engine. All I know is the owner calls it a "big screaming jesus". I suppose I was really wondering if anyone knew if the stripes were of a bus company in Vic? Or if they knew who built the original bus? If not I'll ask the owner to contact the guy who converted it. It has a J followed by 3 numbers on a small plate near the compliance plate, does that mean where it was made???Thanks again!

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8 months 1 week ago #248920 by WillBus
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The small plate says J813, the bedford plate says general motors plate says BFP2BF J950826, the bedford chassis number is a 6 digit number, if that means anything. I'm thinking of painting it, doing up interior, wouldn't like to damage any historical importance though.

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8 months 1 week ago #248922 by Mrsmackpaul
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If you have a photo of the motor people on here can probably tell you what it is just by the outside
GM diesels are pretty simple to identify

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8 months 1 week ago #248932 by mammoth
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Bedford brought in a new chassis numbering system in 1968 and that along with the likelyhood that your chassis is an Aussie build makes deciphering difficult. I may be wrong but looks like:
B= bus
F= 300 petrol motor
P= 9500-10400 gvm
B= 4 sp direct top & single sp diff
Some models had underfloor motor

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8 months 1 week ago #248933 by mammoth
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Bedford brought in a new chassis numbering system in 1968 and that along with the likelyhood that your chassis is an Aussie build makes deciphering difficult. I may be wrong but looks like:
B= bus
F= 300 petrol motor
P= 9500-10400 gvm
B= 4 sp direct top & single sp diff
Some models had underfloor motor
It is only the skin that is aluminium and you will have to check that the steel framework underneath has not been silently rusting away, usually a result of condensation.
 
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8 months 1 week ago #248934 by mammoth
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You might like to try Mr Motor Parts in Sydney and ACW in Victoria for more advice and possibly spare parts.
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