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Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby f71556 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:20 pm

Can this prototype where built in Sweden? Or is it built in England?

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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby FredTransit » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:36 pm

It looks very like the Dormobile we have (Mk1 and Mk2) but we didn't have the little quarterlight like window between the windscreen and door.
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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby FredTransit » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:58 pm

This is a Mk2 Dormobile
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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby f71556 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Was Dormobile a Company who did this build on a existing Transit? Was it built in glass fiber? The front window is also much bigger on Dormobile than on the "prototype".

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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby FredTransit » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:40 pm

The windscreen surround and front roof is glassfibre,
The body is steel and ally, all built round the transit chassis cowl. It is a special windscreen.
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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby Neil » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:30 am

f71556 wrote:Can this prototype where built in Sweden? Or is it built in England?

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its a Swedish companys version of the dormobile
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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby f71556 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:40 pm

Neil wrote:
f71556 wrote:Can this prototype where built in Sweden? Or is it built in England?

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its a Swedish companys version of the dormobile


Are you shure Neil? Is this something you have seen before?

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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby FredTransit » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:53 am

I would say it was locally built too. It wouldn't be cost effective to build the vans or buses in the UK and ship them to Sweden. A local coach builder would have been licensed to make them
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Re: Swedish mailvan prototype?

Postby Neil » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:10 pm

back then you could buy a chassis cab and give it to a coachbuilder of your choice to make a body as many did
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