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Windscreen Robin Hood IVA

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#1 GCash

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:26 AM

Hello

 

I am coming to the end of the build of my Robin Hood 2B and I am just in the process of fitting the windscreen.  I have read numerous threads and the IVA manual and just want to confirm a couple of things.

 

These are the markings on my windscreen...

 

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Am I correct in thinking that this won't get through the IVA because of the missing Roman numerals above the E?

 

If I remove the windscreen, wipers, heater and washers and get it through the IVA would it be a bad idea to fit it anyway because it would be too dangerous?

 

Thanks

Graeme



#2 brumster

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:49 AM

You've probably seen it, but this was a thread I raised before I built...

 

http://www.rhocar.or...showtopic=41972

 

I agree, it's missing the numerals, but it does have TEMPERED written on it clearly. And, for what it's worth, on my IVA I never noticed the tester take a long hard look at the marking anyway. Given it's almost a mandatory 1st fail on IVA anyway, I'd be tempted to run with it as-is and if it fails you can remove the glass as a template and get one made up with the correct markings, refit and retest.



#3 DeanRudkin

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:12 AM

Is it not worth not putting a windscreen on until after Iva?

#4 brumster

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

In my opinion, no. If you want a windscreen, then it makes far more sense to put the necessary related items (wipers, heater, squibbers) in place while you are building, it is so much easier and you're not then ripping the car apart again after IVA to retrofit it all. There is no challenge to putting a car through IVA with a windscreen bar the rear view mirror vibration that I encountered (and ultimately fixed!)...



#5 florin metal works

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:16 PM

No doubt the powers that govern our car building hobby can & do watch our views on "work-rounds"  & one day they'll start insisting the car as presented will be its final guise ( maybe excepting minor changes)  & build photos will become file photos.  Mot's are carried out on production cars & they must comply with "as built" legislation, so why not apply the same to our cars --- used as built.

 

We may not like or agree with all the points of IVA but we are playing on the roads with all the other souls & as such the rules should be respected.

 

Florin's windscreen is a cut down Land Rover County 'screen  retaining all the codes in the right bottom corner.



#6 GCash

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

Thanks for the advise!







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