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Does everyone have a link to the definitive list of docs and plates required?

I have the V5 and 2 plates which originally come from the donor Not sure thta I have bills of sale or anything like that. 

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Is this for IVA or Registration,

 

As for receipt for purchase, I wrote a simple received £xxx for S123 ABC Make model, Date & had my son sign it in the name of the seller 

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41 minutes ago, phaeton said:

Is this for IVA or Registration,

 

As for receipt for purchase, I wrote a simple received £xxx for S123 ABC Make model, Date & had my son sign it in the name of the seller 

IVA initially, hadn't thought of reg yet....

 

Naughty! is that seriously all they expect to see?

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To arrange the IVA which you can do online https://www.gov.uk/apply-vehicle-approval, they need to see the receipt for the new chassis, I wasn't the original purchaser of the kit, so had to declare I was completing a part built, even though it wasn't started as the original receipt wasn't in my name. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-application-form-for-passenger-cars-iva-1c also https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/971185/individual-vehicle-approval-amateur-built-declaration.pdf

 

For the actual IVA you just need to take the V5C so they can see what the engine is to determine the test it has to have, 

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56 minutes ago, alanrichey said:

They also like photos of the safety critical areas they can’t immediately see. Lower seatbelt mounts are a favourite.

Yes spotted that, glad I saw that before I started upholstering and permanently fitting the seats.

Did I see something about reinforcing the handbrake mounts?

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1 hour ago, phaeton said:

To arrange the IVA which you can do online https://www.gov.uk/apply-vehicle-approval, they need to see the receipt for the new chassis, I wasn't the original purchaser of the kit, so had to declare I was completing a part built, even though it wasn't started as the original receipt wasn't in my name. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-application-form-for-passenger-cars-iva-1c also https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/971185/individual-vehicle-approval-amateur-built-declaration.pdf

 

For the actual IVA you just need to take the V5C so they can see what the engine is to determine the test it has to have, 

Thanks, so there is a work around for that - bit of a relief! I've also seen that there needs to be VIN plates from RH? don't have those I think, but presume there is a workaround for that too

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1 hour ago, alanrichey said:

They also like photos of the safety critical areas they can’t immediately see. Lower seatbelt mounts are a favourite.

Having just done an IVA I wasn't asked for any photos of anything, although he could see the seatbelt mounts, which he failed as I had used split spring washers they cannot be used on any part of the seatbelt mount/brackets although they came with the kit. The other one on seatbelts is you have to be able to take the bolt/nut out/off with a single spanner so one end has to be captive, as said mine was not a RH so fixings might be different I used 8.8 nuts & bolts which wasn't acceptable.

28 minutes ago, zhap135 said:

Thanks, so there is a work around for that - bit of a relief! I've also seen that there needs to be VIN plates from RH? don't have those I think, but presume there is a workaround for that too

You will need the VIN stamped into the chassis somewhere on the offside in the engine bay area, you will also need a plate with the VIN number which can be riveted onto any surface in the cockpit https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/andygallecher/m.html?ssPageName= will make up whatever you want. I had the MEV logo, the Make, Model, Vin, My name, Colour & year of manufacture.

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2 hours ago, phaeton said:

Having just done an IVA I wasn't asked for any photos of anything, although he could see the seatbelt mounts, which he failed as I had used split spring washers they cannot be used on any part of the seatbelt mount/brackets although they came with the kit. The other one on seatbelts is you have to be able to take the bolt/nut out/off with a single spanner so one end has to be captive, as said mine was not a RH so fixings might be different I used 8.8 nuts & bolts which wasn't acceptable.

You will need the VIN stamped into the chassis somewhere on the offside in the engine bay area, you will also need a plate with the VIN number which can be riveted onto any surface in the cockpit https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/andygallecher/m.html?ssPageName= will make up whatever you want. I had the MEV logo, the Make, Model, Vin, My name, Colour & year of manufacture.

MAgic!, that's fantastic will give them a whirl!

With the VIN, is this the old Sierra one, or does it need to be specific to the Hood? If it needs to be specific to the hood, how do we generate one, do we just make one up?

 

 

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VIN number will be new to the car. You can either write to the DVSA and ask for one or do what I did which is to make your own up - 17 characters but i think no I, O or Z. With letters and numbers you get a fair few permutations, enough to ensure you'll probably get something unique (certainly in the UK).

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3 minutes ago, richyb66 said:

VIN number will be new to the car. You can either write to the DVSA and ask for one or do what I did which is to make your own up - 17 characters but i think no I, O or Z. With letters and numbers you get a fair few permutations, enough to ensure you'll probably get something unique (certainly in the UK).

Thanks Richy! I was being facetious when I said make one up - you couldn't, well, make it up! Would RH have originally stamped one on somewhere? am I missing something?

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11 hours ago, richyb66 said:

Nothing is stamped on the chassis by the factory. Safest option is probably to apply for one.

Cool. Yes unlikely as it would be to duplicate an existing with 17 characters, it would be just me luck...

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I made my vin up when i did SVA a long time ago. Wasn't questioned by sva or dvla. I guess it depends on which way the wind is blowing though as DVLA aren't always consistent. I like it as it is details personal to me including the year i started and the year i finished. Very few people can say they have a personalised vin number :)

As for areas they might ask for photos for... I was asked to show evidence of anti-crush tubes in the top suspension mount that slides into the roll bar at the rear. I had to weld in a tube that the bolt then goes through so doing up the bolt won't deform the tubes. 

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When I looked REALLY carefully at the RHE receipt, I discovered it printed at the top, although I hadnt noticed it previously.

As stated previously, it has 17 characters, assorted numbers and letters, mine includes my postcode (which I had given to RHE when I ordered the kit)

and the RHE invoice number together with random other characters, which makes it unique.

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