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Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby loot » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:07 pm

I've seen the 2 and I prefer the earlier 1, the later 1i don't like, is that the 1 that is referred as the bull nose?

This should probably be in the transit talk section but not much traffic in this forum so I'll leave it here.

Which is better or which do you prefer?

I believe the earlier 1 is a full metal front panel yes? And the later is a plastic grill and plastic indicators with black angled edges.

Can anyone tell me the reasoning behind the change? I'm assuming less water or rust or sound? Certainly don't think it looks any better.
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby dumper » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Probably cheaper to make Save a few pence one one not much but on thousands big saving and the plastic one it’s easy to do cam belt saves bending the metal work to the socket on :)
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby Neil » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 pm

the bull nose is the transit mk 1 diesel and v6 petrol the mk 2 early had the metal grill and late plastic plastic was called facelift just cheaper to produce
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby loot » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Ah right cheers :-)

My experience only goes back to the smiley so I'm cramming :-)

Not many. Mk2s around in my flavour :-(

Also are there twin side door ones made?

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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby dumper » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:12 pm

I think at the time their was pictures in the brochures but not seen one in the flesh
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby bambi mk 1 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:35 pm

loot wrote:Ah right cheers :-)

My experience only goes back to the smiley so I'm cramming :-)

Mort many. Mk2s around in my flavour :-(

Also are there twin side door ones made?

:D

There are plenty of twin side door fire vans about :wink: You can always change the front panel and lights :) :)
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby loot » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 pm

They'll be big vans won't they?

I'm after 1 like this.

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Obviously this 1 is modified.
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Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby bulls in transit » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Mk2 phase 1, plastic grills phase2, sure Mutley/bambi will be able to tell you the change over year, metal fronts the earlier years of mk2s, think phase 1s look better too...


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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby Neil » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:56 am

loot wrote:Ah right cheers :-)

My experience only goes back to the smiley so I'm cramming :-)

Mort many. Mk2s around in my flavour :-(

Also are there twin side door ones made?

:D

you could order any configuration at the time if you paid the extra ,,, if you bought a facelift you can always fit a tin front
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby loot » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:00 am

That's good to know :-) although looking around I think I can't be too choosy Lol. The facelift is ugly :-(
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby bambi mk 1 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:05 am

Neil wrote:you could order any configuration at the time if you paid the extra ,,, if you bought a facelift you can always fit a tin front

Incorrect Neil ,you couldnt order one with a dmf,egr,add blue or extra warranty,plus you wernt supplied with an air bed and sleeping bag for when it was in for repairs :mrgreen: :wink: :P
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby Neil » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:17 pm

silly me I thought he was asking about mk 2 s :roll: but I don't think dmf , and egr are extras on new shit are they , :?: thought you got them free
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby loot » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:37 pm

I think Bambi was just playing.:-)

Is the front panel welded or bolted on do you know? I'll guess welded or it would look a bit cronk as the bumper etc are only like mk3 escort ones aren't they?

Got loads of plans (long term though) and all hinged on getting this lockup too :lol:
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Re: Mk2.1 and mk2.2

Postby bambi mk 1 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:51 pm

Bolted together Loot ,farmers friend and a screwdriver :wink: You will never go back to modern stuff once you buy :lol:
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