Thanks for the reply Dave!Restoring a Bedrock should not be much different than a normal Stanley. Only the frog adjustment is different.
Corrugated sole does not make any difference in use. I have a few vintage Stanley's with corrugated sole. I am not fond of the corrugated sole, but this is personal. My old eyes find it harder to sight a blade on a corrugated sole. Small thing.
$40 is a good price - if all it needs is labour. If any parts missing or needing to replace, then may be different.
When you get the pictures look at the blade. If the lateral adjustment lever is longer than the blade, it means the blade has been sharpened a lot. Happens. These were tools used by people to earn a living. Some have been sharpened a lot. If the blade has been sharpened enough to remove the laminated hardened steel edge, then it will dull faster and so need to be sharpened more often.
Look for cracks. Dings are common. Easy for a plane to be knocked off a bench.
Broken knob and / or tote are common. Look for these to have correct hardware. Often a screw is lost and someone force fits new hardware which is not the same diameter or thread.
I do not have any Bedrock planes, but they appear to be the same as the Stanley-Bailey. However, not all Stanley-Bailey are exactly the same.The iron isn't that big of a deal to me, I tend to scrap the iron/chip breaker and buy a HOCK replacement, I like the added heft to reduce blade chatter. Do you know if the iron in a Bed Rock is the same as a normal Stanley?
I do not have any Bedrock planes, but they appear to be the same as the Stanley-Bailey. However, not all Stanley-Bailey are exactly the same.
I have some Veritas replacement blades which had the the following comment
"Due to minor manufacturing variations over the last century, the pawl on the end of the lateral adjust lever on older planes may have to be filed slightly to fit in the blade slot"
I recently purchased a Veritas PM-V11 blade for a Stanley-Bailey No. 5. I like it. Ron Hock makes good blades, but you may want to also look at the Veritas PM-V11.