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Kieran Murphy
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Hi Lads

    I  have a 1963 stretched beetle which I need to have IVA tested before I bring it to Ireland. The car will be located in the West Midlands whilst I'm trying to get it through the test. I have a company near Birmingham who will assist with the work needed to be done to pass the IVA test. I would like to know if anyone knows of person who either works doing IVA tests or is an engineer who offers pre IVA check list for individual vehicles in the west midland area on a private basis. Would like to give myself the best chance of passing first time so willing to spend a few bob to help the process  along if possible. 

     Regards Kieran

  

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Hi Richie. That's good to hear as  Kingfisher is the company who will be doing the necessary work to needed to pass my IVA test . Still would love to find "The man" who is totally familiar with all IVA requirements and give Dave a list of work to be done.   

    Thanks for your reply.Regards Kieran 

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To be honest, they should already be  familiar with what's needed for IVA. Getting someone else to compile a list of work is just adding to an already expensive job.

Modified beetle floorplans aren't very IVA friendly and you're likely to end up with a Q plate.

 

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Didnt it have an IVA or SVA test at some stage to get a Q plate?. 

But you have to give up the certificate to the DVLA to get it registered with a V5, so the certificate itself wont be available.

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Hi Bob

    Somebody managed to import this vehicle about twelve years ago into the UK and registered her as a standard four seater two door beetle. We spent the last fifteen months corresponding with the DVLA and their final decision was to give us a new V5 but the changed it to a Q plate with new VIN. If I was operating in the UK I wouldn't need an IVA but because I'm importing her to Ireland an IVA will be required to get her registered here.  How much this will cost me, is like asking how long is a piece of string, so that's why I am looking for someone 100% up to speed with IVA requirements to get an idea of what exactly is involved before I start pouring money into her.

     Regards Kieran

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If it's essentially a stretched Beetle then the main focus of the IVA will be the extension and reinforcement of the floorpan. It needs to be fully seam welded anywhere it's been cut and jointed and some additional reinforcements to stop it bending in the middle.

If it's only got 4 seats and will only carry 4 people, then 4 seatbelt mountings shouldn't be difficult. If it's going to carry more than 4 people it'll get difficult. You'll need to demonstrate the extra seats and belts are mounted to an acceptable standard and also that the tyres, brakes and suspension are up to the additional weight. This will be difficult on an older build but not impossible.

It doesn't matter how clued up you are on IVA, you just need to convince the examiner on the day. It might be more cost effective to submit for IVA, address the fail points and then fix and retest. Pre-empting what the examiner might fail and paying someone to do work beforehand and finding it wasn't needed is pointless.

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Your right Richie. If I can't find someone Dave and lads at Kingfisher Im sure will be able to handle any structural issues plus weld in any seat belt anchors etc. She will have seven seats . I am in contact with a company called Rescroft near Brommy who will supply three M2 rated rear facing flip up seats with integrated seat belts. We will do what we know must be done first then send it for a test and see how we go. Unfortunately because it will be a voluntary IVA test the initial cost will come to almost £600 including Tax and that will be the cheapest part of getting her past the test. But bloody hell nobody's making me do this . I must be a masochist. 

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