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mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:12 am

ok, so i've bought this mk1, the seller says its a 72, i think its a late 60's as its got peddles up from the floor, and the early grill that looks original, apparently docs have been lost, so will have to be aged from the vin when i get it home, what u guys think for year
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Neil » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:51 am

1969 -1970
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Postby bulls in transit » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:52 am

If the engine is the original the blue colour (as opposed to normally black) was fitted to european produced vans for only 6 months to identify that it had the improved water ways/oilways to Fords mechanics,engine number will tally with chassis numbers if original (just numbers),they were fitted from mid 68 to early 69,same period the dash switches changed from older to newer.


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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:43 pm

the things you learn on here, it appears all original, will have to wait and see, its said to be a 1500cc v4 engine, it must be gutless
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Neil » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:22 pm

in the uk the dash switches changed at the end of 1970, the vin plate should say more
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:35 pm

i bought it blind, and having it collected, i'm working in the states till december, so won't actually see it in person till then, then the work can start, engine out, axle off, big hole in floor behind the seats :)
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:59 pm

i finally got to see my mk1 in person today, can anyone decode the vin for me
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Postby bulls in transit » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:21 pm

Dont ‘think ‘ thats the VIN, on the early european ones its stamped on the top of the l/h inner wing when you open bonnet.( opposite side to steering wheel )


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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:32 pm

i'll have a look tomorrow
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby ABA » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:20 pm

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37058&hilit=AX55+AYG if you go here an type in your reg itl'e come back with all details about your van
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:25 pm

It won't as its no UK registered or anywhere registered yet
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:03 am

bj928 wrote:i finally got to see my mk1 in person today, can anyone decode the vin for me


I'd say that was built in July 1969.
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 am

sounds about right from the info i have, will have to get a date verification soon and uk register it, came with no paperwork,
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:30 am

I can't decode that plate you pictured but it clearly shows various build details or options - one code is probably the original paint; others may be able to verify.

However, the two letter/five number code is the last part of the VIN (the VIN is that code preceded by four other letters which will tell you where it was built and what vehicle range it's from). It's also the engine number: you'll be able to use it to check if it is still fitted with its original engine. The first two letters are a date code and they were common to Ford of Europe cars and vans (if not to heavy commercial vehicles) at that time.
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Postby bj928 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:01 pm

some pics i took, bought it blind, this was the first time i saw it, seems quite solid, going to need a step on both sides but other than that it doesn't look to bad
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