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Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Arca_MK2 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:47 pm

My name is Michael, I am 56 years of age.

I own a 84 Transit MK2 mobile home, which was a barn find.
It was placed in this barn for 12 years by the previous owner when I found it.
There was a thick dust layer on the car, but it did not look too bad.
After a short negotiation I bought the vehicle.
Everything in and on the car wass working well, so there were just a few things to do to get TÜV ( similar to MOT in GB ).

What shall I say ? I love this vehicle.

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Re: Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Altransit » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Welcome to the forum :D
1997 Mk5 SWB 115 Minibus 70ps Di (Gone, but not forgotten!)
2004 Mk6 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.0 TDDi - Vantunered (Also gone)
2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
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Re: Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Luke » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:28 pm

welcome mate :D nice mk2 camper 8)
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Re: Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Arca_MK2 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:10 am

Thanks for your welcome. 8)
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Re: Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Jay2018 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm

Lovely vehicle bud! Welcome!
2012 MK7 Transit Trend 125 T350 6 SPD FWD MWB MR (Frozen White) :D
2010 MK7 Transit Jumbo 100 - SOLD :(
Galant VR4 8th Gen Type S(TT), 300ZX(TT) + S14A(T), Supra MK3(T), Golf MK4 1.8(T), GS300 & Civic EG9 VTI (ALL SOLD)
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Re: Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Arca_MK2 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 am

Jay2018 wrote:Lovely vehicle bud! Welcome!


Thanks, Jay, and it has a funny story about how I got this. 8)

I never looked for a camper or a Ford Transit. To be honest, I didn't want to own a Ford anymore. I owned an Escort RS2000 MK2 and a Sierra in the 80s, I always had big technical issues in these cars.

We were looking for some new summer tires for my girlfriends Astra. We found a private advertisement for 4 brand new tires from an elderly guy.
As we went to his house, about 25 miles away, he led us to a big barn. He opened up a small door in the big gate to show us the tires ( yes, they were brand new :D )
When I had a look at the tires, I saw a Ford Transit nose smiling at me in the right corner of my eye. It was covered under a big layer of dust. I recognized that the vehicle had no registration plates. Then I looked up and saw this camper, which sat there for 12 years.

After short negotiations, I bought the vehicle for a very reasonable price. :mrgreen:

Since then I'm afraid to buy new tires from private. :lol:
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Re: Hello from the black forest in Germany

Postby Jay2018 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:07 pm

There are long lost vehicles in barns all over the place waiting to be found... UNFORTUNATELY...
2012 MK7 Transit Trend 125 T350 6 SPD FWD MWB MR (Frozen White) :D
2010 MK7 Transit Jumbo 100 - SOLD :(
Galant VR4 8th Gen Type S(TT), 300ZX(TT) + S14A(T), Supra MK3(T), Golf MK4 1.8(T), GS300 & Civic EG9 VTI (ALL SOLD)
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