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May 27, 2020, 01:17:07 AM

IVA if replacing the original body with tubular frame?

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this user is offline MMeNDtal

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Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 06:16:55 AM
Hi I have just done this myself,built my own tubular frame and bolted it on. You need to keep everything original from the donor beetle and just inform them of body change( unless you are changing colour,number of seats etc). I changed all 3 on v5 and sent it away. I had to fill out some forms stating everything was original with photos,sent it off again,got another reply asking if chassis had been modified and was tubular frame welded to chassis. I confirmed chassis was unaltered and frame was bolted on picking up original holes in chassis,sent it back,got new v5 back couple off weeks later now convertible,colour changed and number of seats.
That's awesome! Any pictures?


this user is offline Jbug61

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Reply #16 on: June 04, 2019, 06:32:52 PM
That's got me wondering now just checked my other v5's i've got a few for my other buggies and beetles and there is a section for number of seats but none of mine have anything beside them. When I got the docs for the one I've just built it came back with number of seats 4 it's now 2 . I have some photos on my phone I will have to try and post some( haven't done that for a long time!!!!) .


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Reply #17 on: June 04, 2019, 06:38:47 PM
That section is usually reserved for mini busses and the like.
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this user is offline fugglededumm

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Reply #18 on: July 06, 2019, 05:50:50 PM
Sure I saw somewhere a letter that was Q&A about the 8 point rule from a DVLA Engineer, very detailed and useful - I can't find it on here (might even have been a scan of a letter), anyone else remember it or has better Google Fu ?