Hello and good morning late bayers, I'm Caro (or Ma Blimey)! Married, a bit barking mad, owner of two soppy staffies and lover of all things unconventional. I have just in the last two weeks realised my teenage dream (it's taken over 30 years) and become the proud owner of a 1972 T2 bay. Now I am in love. She is just gorgeous, full of rusty bits, smelled like a henhouse when I picked her up and the poptop leaked like a seive! I've ripped out and replaced all the rotten flooring, carpets and mouldy curtains, repaired and sealed the poptop and made a start on the rust (fortunately only surface apart from a couple of holes under the nearside window and one of the jacking points). Being a total novice, I'd been reading posts on here to get advice before I found a bus I liked and went to buy (especially Stan's advice on why and why not to buy etc), so I went armed with my check list. I checked the VIN number, looked at the bottom 6 inches, looked under the mats, checked the arches etc., and everything was fine for the price, so I parted with my hard earned cash and drove her home. After ripping out the inside and putting in the new flooring etc., I started on the rusty bits outside (I know it's the wrong way round). Now, here comes the BAD bit and I really need some help and advice here... on taking stickers off the quarter lights, I find the windows have been etched... no problem there, except they're etched WITH A DIFFERENT REGISTRATION NUMBER! First off I thought, well they've obviously been replaced with quarterlights from a breakers yard at some point but then I thought, 'let's google the reg. no. it can't hurt'. Turns out it's from a 1979 camper, same colour as mine. This worried me, so I started reading up on various things things that had changed on a T2 over the years and I find a 72 should have proper hinges on the engine lid but mine has the later 'wire' hinges. Also I should have 3 screws in the headlight surrounds and I only have one. More and more I'm beginning to think I'm driving a 79 bus, possibly even stolen and yet the VIN plates match my V5. What should I do? Do I go to the police? Or the DVLA? Is it possible that a 72 bay would have the wire hinges and newer headlight surrounds? I'm running round in circles now not really knowing where to turn. Any and ALL advice gratefully received. Sorry to introduce myself with such a long-winded diatribe but thanks for listening!