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        KMO IDENTIFICATION PLATE 
  K, M, & O Models-See Engine Numbers and Years
              Chassis Numbers and Years below.
  The English and Australian K's ran from 1939-1953. 
  The M & O Models also ran from 1939-1953
  The K Model were the smallest, only having single rear wheels and a 1½ ton
   load carrying.
  The M Model had dual rear wheels and a 2½ ton load carrying.
  The O Model had dual rear wheels and a 3 ton load carrying initially
  then to 5 ton on the later ones with the heavier rear springs and 
  the bigger hypoid diff. swapped from the smaller little spiral bevel diff.
      HOW TO IDENTIFY 
      YOUR BEDFORD TRUCK
The Vehicle Identification Number{V.I.N.}
The Model No. & year can be found
on the I.D Plates:
The V.I.N. Plate is the small 
"GM" (General  Motors) plate

   Where to find the I.D.Plate
T.K. Cabin Model:  
 [years 1960-1966] - "K Series"
 If the Cabin is original the ID Plate 
can be found by opening the L/H door
the plate is right in front of you  
below the passenger  seat.

 T.K. Cabin Model: 
[Years 1967-1981]. "E & S Series"
Open up the L/H engine inspection
 cover; it is on the plate on the 
firewall behind the passenger seat.

 TA,TD & TJ Models:
The ID plate can be found on the
L/H side Firewall and also the side of the
 L/H seat base. 

All other models: 
Lift up Bonnet, ID Plate is on  the 
Firewall -  L/Hand side. 

FOOTNOTE:
There is a misconception in the
"TJ" Range that they are all"J" Models.
The "J" Series finished in 1966 and the
"C" Series started in 1967
 
 
CHASSIS numbers & Years 
      K, M & O Models:  
1001 to   10856     = 1939-40 
11001 to 16150     = 1945
16151 to 43149     = 1946
43150 to 63141     = 1947
63142 to 91166     = 1948
91167 to  121251  = 1949 
121252 to 200000 = 1950 
200001 to 226134 = 1951 
226135 to 252950 = 1952 
252951 to 263132 = 1953
ENGINE numbers & Years 
      K, M & O Models:  
2001 to   12250     = 1939-40 
13001 to 18200     = 1945 
18201 to 47963     = 1946 
47964 to 70390     = 1947 
70391 to   102130 = 1948
102131 to 133470 = 1949
133471 to 200000 = 1950 
200001 to 226328 = 1951 
226329 to 254010 = 1952 
254011 to 264846 = 1953
 

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                          The Difference between the Australian & English K Models
                                                     
                The Australian K Model                                                    The English Model
The Australian Doors have proper door handles.                              The English Doors have no inside "door handles"
The Australian Cabin has proper window winder handles.               The English Cabin has no window handles.
The Australian Cabin is curved under the door.                                 The English Cabin is flat under the doors on the outside.
The Australian Cabin has push out"swivel"Quarter vent windows. The English Cabin has fixed Quarter Vent Windows.
The Australian Cabin has a fixed driver’s Windscreen.                     The English Cabin has the push out driver's side w/screen