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1 month 4 weeks ago - 1 month 4 weeks ago #251916 by PDU
When I converted an ex school bus Bedford I used those same louvre doors in it. Must try and find the remaining pictures I have of it . . .

Meanwhile, good luck finding the chassis number as the early Bedfords used a small stamped plate attached with two screws on the top edge of the right front chassis member, just behind the steering box . . . . . . needless to say an almost impossible place for inspectors to inspect!   
My current project has the plate sitting on a shelf in my shed, waiting for a more accessible place to relocate it for inspection.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251931 by asw120
PDU, I hope they accept that plate. Up here in QLD, they do not, even if it's spot welded. We have learnt to stamp the numbers in, or accept a modern VIN issued by the police, which then has to be stamped in, anyway!

Jarrod.


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― Adlai E. Stevenson II
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251939 by PDU
asw120: I am a tad dubious myself about how it might be considered - but that was how it was when I got the truck.

However, considering the truck had received a decent whack in the front right at some time, it may not actually be an original plate from Bedford, and possibly added after repair work?

Hopefully the local constabulary will accept it without me having to find where I've hidden my number stamps!?  

P.S.  Thunderbird: Having trouble finding finding my bus pictures but they're there somewhere (like my letter/number stamps). 
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1 month 3 weeks ago #251942 by Mrsmackpaul
I feel Jarrod is correct, or at least for me and my way of thinking

I stamp the numbers in the chassis rail, as long as the numbers are correct there is no issue

If they are easy to find it makes everyones life much easier from then on

I remember registering trailers and the transport department gave me the punches and came and watched as I added extra letters to the trailer

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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