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hi im in the process of trying to get my 2b registered any help etc would be appreciated

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Hi Murray,

Do you have any further information, has been through SVA/IVA? Was it registered historically and sold without plates?

Could it be a a illegal car registered incorrectly in the past or using donor plates?

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Hi it’s not been through it’s iva yet,bought the car 90% completed,the gentleman who built it could finish it due to family commitments,I have all the paperwork reg book for the donor car etc 

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Got to get it through IVA before you have to worry about registration.

I love sellers who tell you it's 90% complete - my car took me 50% of my build time to do that last 10% 😀

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OK you better download the IVA book and start working your way through. When you get stuck or need a different viewpoint please post here or come along to a local meet and compare against another car. 

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When you read through the documents for the IVA have a close look at the status of build.

It may pay for you to disassemble the car so that you can check everything out, then take pictures as you rebuild to faithfully be able to claim "self build" status. This is good practice anyway as you do not know the competency of the initial build.

As said once you have carried out the IVA checks come back to get assistance on any queries or clarification as the club will offer great help when needed.

 

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im in the process of checking everything on the car,a had it in a garage that builds cars and he pointed out the things i noticed when i had it on my ramp,the suspension has been set up and am currently replacing the sump and going over the full car bolt by bolt,just one question if it fails the iva do you need to pay the full price aqain?

 

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Hi Murray, You will be the decider if my comments are helpful:- I own a Robin Hood Exmo based on a Pinto 1.6l engine.  I bought it about 3 years back at a low price as (a) it had failed its first and only IVA test with its third owner. (b) It came with the DVLA Reject document listing 21 separate faults requiring attention!  I worked through these over the next 2 years and plan to submit for a retest this Spring.  My comments are (1) make sure everything looks spick and span.  I suspect that my car was of poor quality appearance which could well have caused the Examiner to apply a fine toothcomb approach! (2) notice that the 300pp IVA manual carries a number of "build specifications" such as "should be of reasonable construction ..." and other similar wording based on opinion.  If you get the tester on the wrong footing, he/she might well apply a more stringent interpetation.  so my suggestion, for you as well as me, is to not try and beat the test process or tester, but be open and upfront about your own interpretations or doubts.  Then, if you or I am lucky, we might get away with a small list of provisionals, an easy correction, and a simple retest.  I think to try and get through this very woolly document at first attempt might require a very high standard of build indeed.  I wish you good luck.  Geoff.

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geoff i totally agree i have worked on cars for over 20 yrs i have went over this car with a fine tooth comb and have found stuff which need rectified,i am in the process of sorting them out while i have had other people in the motor trade cast there eyes over this car and we have mostly came to the same conclusion etc so yeh hopefully it will be ok but you know its a learning curve but we will see what happens its just the paperwork thats a pain in the lol

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I went through the test last year, failing on the first attempt but only on minor details the worst of which was the engine over fueling.

As it was considered minor faults the retest fee was £90 (maybe more now) with a list of 8 items. Examiner was very helpful and pointed out all the individual items explaining what he wanted to see and how to approach them. Main errors with mine were exposed edges and seat headrests not high enough.

Over riding advice that came out for me was if in doubt stick rubber around it (not hot areas - hole for exhaust had to be radiused due to examiner being able to squeeze fingers in gap).

However if the examiner considers any failure to be a major they can demand a full test again (very rare) and that retests are limited in time to I think 6 months from original test.

It sounds as if you are well on the way with the build and good luck with the IVA.

Do remember though that for the registration you need to supply all the proving documentation again including the IVA pass  - I speak from experience as it took 14 weeks to get my registration as I thought the IVA pass was a confirmation of provided documents also I had to supply proof of used parts to get age related registration (serial nos, part nos. etc.).

Best of luck.    Jim

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