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No: 19773   Contributor: Vic Guy   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Bedford TK

Bedford TK seen at the Banbury Rally at Bloxham UK 2013, WMO973H.
Picture added on 14 July 2013 at 11:18
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Interesting shape roof why?

Added by Robert Moore Australia on 09 January 2014.
The "roof" is a fibreglass (Grp) moulding which fits on the steel roof panel and is often called a "cab cap". It is a combined sheet rack and head board. This vehicle bears neither operators name nor sheets ! The operators name is usually on the section above the windscreen and on some, this part is illuminated. These became popular in the 1970s in the UK replacing the steel or aluminium head/nameboard (often attached to the gutter) and the wood sheet rack. With the demise of "roping and sheeting", sheet racks became redundant and a version without sheet rack was popular. This Bedford Tk appears to be a Kd. At 8 1/2 ton this was usually the largest that could be driven in the Uk without holding a Hgv licence.

Added by Peter Goodall on 11 January 2014.
A good question.
I am not sure that Bedford supplied Tk's with a cab headboard, which was used for displaying the name of the company.
It may be that there was an after market supplier of fibreglass roof panels with a built-in headboard, and that this is an example.
Maybe others viewers can give an alternative view on your question.

Added by Steve Prosser on 11 January 2014.
Hi Robert its usual Bedford cab with a fiberglass add on to carry tarpaulin sheets and ropes when they were not needed some of the 1950s Fodens and Atkinsons had a wooden slatted set up to do the same Erf had a set up like this Bedford. Regards Alan

Added by Alan Harris on 11 January 2014.
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