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1959 Bedford J5

1959 Bedford J5 in Het jaar van de kreeft, Movie, 1975 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

1959 Bedford J5

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cl82 DE

2017-03-11 20:48

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J1?

eLMeR MH

2017-03-12 03:45

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What are the differences between J,TA and TJ series?

ingo DE

2017-03-12 11:43

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Triumph 2000 left

Sunbar UK

2017-03-18 13:23

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The truck here is a TJ - Bedford J5, J6 or J7 by the higher ride-height - larger wheels and rounded front wings.


eLMeR wrote What are the differences between J,TA and TJ series?


'J' and 'TJ' are the same. Vauxhall-Bedford added the T (for truck) prefix to distinguish them from the car (E, F, H etc.) and van (CA and CF) chassis , however it often appears without the T prefix. They were all internal chassis codes which initially were not well publishised, unlike the later 'TK'.

A-type or TA - normal control trucks, 1-ton to 5-ton 1953-1957
C-type or TC - forward control trucks, 4-ton to 7-ton 1957-1960 (replaced the S-type which never was the 'TS' as far as I know).
D-type or TD - normal control trucks, 1-ton to 6-ton 1957-1959 (replaced the TA).
J-type or TJ - normal control trucks, 1-ton to 6-ton 1959-1988 (replaced the TD).

Later, finally the forward and normal-control ranges were prominatly advertised as the 'TK' and 'TJ' (but they later advertised the heavier TKM as the 'KM' preferring to drop the T.)

eLMeR MH

2017-04-15 22:20

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Thanks for these explanations, Sunbar. I bookmark this page for future reference.

For the record, the design of the (T)As is clearly inspired from the one of their contemporary US cousins, the 1947-55 Chevrolet Advance-Design trucks:
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-- Last edit: 2017-04-15 22:26:19

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