I have maintained that a latebay built from Aug 72 until Aug 73 ( built not registered) is a distinct model ( I meant distinct production run not model all bays are one model I guess) not a 'parts bin' model as previously described ( although I love that description ) basically I have said that the frst run of late bays with high lights is exactly the same as the earlier built crossdresser model from the A post back. the front panel and steering is different little else. I know a lot of people disregard that theory as they are stuck in the parts bin model mode and a lot of people will say " who cares" fair point! For those that are interested and would like to contribute then I would love to know if you have a 72/73 model built between the above dates with these same features. It is handy to know when ordering parts. Your van will likely have a few distinct features if it is. these are - Locks in door handles on the slider not in the slider itself. A petrol flap as opposed to a open in view petrol cap. A earlier style steering wheel and column. Early grey speedo in grey not black and in miles not kilometre's. Early three screw headlight rim. You could have the infamous one year only rear brake set up if you have a very early one Aug/sept 72 ( built in spreader bar I think). If not then you will likely have the later rear brake set up. So if you have any later features on a aug 72 - Aug 73 built model I would love to know, I would also like to know if you have any of the above feature on a van built after Aug 73 such as the steering column. You may disagree entirely with this theory and say that bays were modified constantly. which I agree they were, but in distinctly divided stages, and the first late bays that I regard as late crossovers were one of those distinct stages. ...... ...... ... EDIT.. The thread has revealed that we are talking about what is commonly known as the '73 model year bus. I did not know this when I began this thread and the above post I have now amended it accordingly. Sorry for any confusion. Malc. Ps I still believe they are a one year only late crossdresser and not a full blown late bay as the following thread seems to confirm.