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 Post subject: 95 pick up conversion?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:39 pm 
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As mentioned before we have a 95 project which is as yet undetermined in shape. A pick up is a possibility but I am struggling to find accurate information re the registration and licensing of conversions. I know historically it was done but that regulations continue to tighten. We don't want to spend a year or so modifying a bodyshell to find it's virtually scrap. I'm not expecting definitive info but a few pointers would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:54 pm 
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https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/radically-altered-vehicles

Can be done but looks like it would need an IVA and end up on a Q plate if all done legally and above board....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:26 pm 
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Mark_A wrote:
https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/radically-altered-vehicles

Can be done but looks like it would need an IVA and end up on a Q plate if all done legally and above board....

Thanks,that was pretty much the conclusion I had come to but was hoping to be wrong-highly unusual in itself :park: . The Q plate doesn't worry us unduly but is there a big fee? The DVLA like their pound of flesh!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:02 pm 
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https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... tober-2014

doesnt look to be a bargain as expected
sounds like a cool idea though

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm 
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Thanks for the link scanditurbo, I'm not keen on DVLA prices but at least I know what I'm dealing with. Maybe 15 years too late but it can go on the back burner for now as an idea for the future.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:11 pm 
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http://www.motorbase.com/pictures/contr ... p-mwb-.jpg

might be over kill :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm 
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SWEDEN, SEEMS TO BE A LOT MORE RELAXED ON THIS SORT OF THING.... :corn:

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2016/07/0 ... in-sweden/

I CAN CONFIRM HOWEVER,THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THEM,THAT ACTUALLY DRIVE AT 20 MPH...ONCE DARKNESS FALLS !!

OUT IN THE WILDERNESS,YOU WILL SEE THE ROAD, ADORNED WITH BLACK 'TRAMLINES'' AND 'FIGURE OF EIGHT' THE NEXT MORNING... :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 pm 
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BIRDIEMANGO wrote:
SWEDEN, SEEMS TO BE A LOT MORE RELAXED ON THIS SORT OF THING.... :corn:

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2016/07/0 ... in-sweden/

I CAN CONFIRM HOWEVER,THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THEM,THAT ACTUALLY DRIVE AT 20 MPH...ONCE DARKNESS FALLS !!

OUT IN THE WILDERNESS,YOU WILL SEE THE ROAD, ADORNED WITH BLACK 'TRAMLINES'' AND 'FIGURE OF EIGHT' THE NEXT MORNING... :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

Ace photos and article,be good if we were that relaxed but that's not going to happen,we are too crowded and bureaucratic. I'll just have to bide my time. I'll have to go and see some first!


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OR JUST MOVE TO SWEDEN...... :wink: 8) :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:08 am 
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IVA wouldnt be too bad. Its a previously registered producton car which was available for sale in the UK, so most of the IVA is assumed passed or is tested to the standards of the year of manufacturing.

Read the guidelines carefully too, as you may not even need the IVA. Only certain changes to the chassis will prompt retesting, and I think that most are related to the suspension mounting points.

Also, because its using parts from one donor car, it would get an age related plate and age related emmisions limits.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 am 
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BIRDIEMANGO wrote:
OR JUST MOVE TO SWEDEN...... :wink: 8) :lol:

Can't even get the management to visit :roll: .


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:37 am 
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I think you need to talk to Simon/UK Sub. Yes he did buy his already converted but he is likely to be aware of the rules. I think that having this 95 legally on the road with an MOT would be a good start. You will be then be modifying an existing car rather than building from scratch as it were.


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BIRDIEMANGO wrote:
OR JUST MOVE TO SWEDEN...... :wink: 8) :lol:

Can't even get the management to visit :roll: .



YOU DON'T NEED THEM, RYANAIR TO 'TORP' SANDEFJORD, NORWAY IS AROUND £100 RETURN....FROM MANCHESTER OR,STANSTEAD......SWEDEN IS JUST,AN HOUR OR TWO AWAY,VIA FERRY OR CAR.....OR BOTH. 8)

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