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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 21 Jul 2019 20:30 #201909

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Hi,

I am brand new to the forum, and hope I am posting this in the right place.

I run a website about the SA Country Fire Service, and part of it is about all of the fire appliances that have been in service in the SACFS, and its precursor, the EFS.

I am trying to accurately record the details of the various appliances but at times I end up with different data sources giving me differing information about appliances.

The following Bedford truck - can anyone tell me if this a 1972, or a 1979 Bedford? The info I have been supplied, is it is a Bedford SDLOBC - would that be correct?

Thanks

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 22 Jul 2019 17:51 #201923

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That photo is late 84 at the earliest, not sure how long the CFS were keeping the trucks in those days. TKs didn't change much over their production life so it might be hard to pick it from appearances. It looks like the photo was taken at the Mount Barker oval by the surroundings.

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 22 Jul 2019 20:00 #201927

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Very likely a TK with the 292 mexican chev motor,and a 5 speed Turner box.....TK 1220 ,from memory...........has it got the 2 speed GM diff?

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 22 Jul 2019 22:03 #201930

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I know nothing about Bedford trucks, but i would say the SA rego number is 1979/1980.

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 23 Jul 2019 05:54 #201932

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Bedford name is in the grill not on the body work above it, I think that would make it a fairly late one

I know some had little parking lights molded into the tin work just above the head lights and this one doesn't

Not sure when or why these changes were made but should help to narrow it down

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 23 Jul 2019 21:01 #201949

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I concur with 180 wannabe, that's a very late 79 or 1980 plate.

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 23 Jul 2019 21:36 #201952

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Thanks all- that has been very helpful.

This particular appliance went from Mt Barker, to Meadows, and believe it was in service at Meadows until 1995 - after that, not sure what happened to it

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Mt Barker CFS Bedford 24 Jul 2019 20:28 #201973

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Pip,

I have a '72 bus and the Bedford name plate is not that style and pressed aluminum.

I friend has a 79 bus and it has the same style plate as in the photo.

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