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  • Birthday 05/13/1966

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    Richard Byrne

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  1. A big saw and a roll of gaffer tape?
  2. Next Wednesday (29th) , 6PM onwards, Malt Shovel Pub, Coventry Road, Nr Stonebridge, Coventry, CV7 7HL Entrance to the pub car park is off the A452 Chester Road heading North 50 LP yards from the island. The pub have been turfing us out at 9PM because they're not bothered about a load of old farts who aren't eating so it makes for a short meet if you don't get there early. Therefore I'm saying 6PM onwards in the hope people will try and get there a bit earlier than usual. If you've going to attend, post up if you will try and get there at 6PM just so people know whether they'll end up waiting an hour for everyone else. If the earlier time works, we can continue it for other meets. See you there.
  3. richyb66

    Sad News

    Very sad news. As others have said Ivan was a great supporter of club events, no matter how far away they were. Condolences to his family and friends. Hopefully the new owner of his car will keep putting big miles on it.
  4. That would work, you're just adding mass to create a damping effect.
  5. MT75 then, not type 9. Maybe a heavy rubber suspension bush on the bottom of the lever? What diameter is the bottom part?
  6. What about the nylon saddle that engages with the bottom of the lever. https://www.bearingkits.co.uk/TYPE-9-GEARBOX-GEARSTICK-PLASTIC-SADDLE-OE/144.htm
  7. Please put a price as per rule 3.
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    Keeps Stoping

    Yes, truly the Lazarus of threads.
  9. 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.
  10. Can you put a ballpark price please, as rule 3. Thanks.
  11. 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.
  12. I'd give these guys a call: https://www.kingfisherkustoms.co.uk/ They'll be familiar with shortened beetle floorplans for IVA so a lengthened one should be quite similar.
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