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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: IVA / SVA Overview
« on: January 23, 2021, 10:34:28 AM »
Or just follow the latest advice!

Haagan Dazs
I know what I would do , it would involve the cheapest beetle with a v5 I could find.

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Lee Warren
Haagan Dazs
🤔 me too👍😂😂

Now I know that you are certainly not condoning the illegal concept of cloning a car that would ultimately end up with a custodial sentence, but that reply found on Facebook really sums up the stupidity on there -
All you would still end up with is BEETLE on the V5

Hardly worth the risk of doing Porridge for is it ?   ::)

Exactly what i thought Dave. Lets buy a buggy thats got no ID because it was pulled for being reg'd as a beetle then take it to bits, buy another V5 and chassis that says beetle, spend hours bolting it back together and £1000's on the chassis and parts and taaaadaaaaaa a buggy with the V5 saying beetle and back to square one, plus very illegal and could well result in prison.
Agree also with the stupidity of people on Facebook posting how they are driving illegal cars knowing so and how they think they got round it, the mind boggles sometimes how they even manage to get out of bed.
One of the first places police go to is social media as it is a wealth of stupid people bragging about beating the system and the "old bill" Wrong!! It does happen 100%.
I feel for the owner of the black buggy. That is a lot of work they have done on it and it sounds sweet too but i also wonder what kind of idiot then posts a video on social media of themselves driving a car with no reg, no tax, no mot and no insurance around a housing estate on public roads  :-\
I went through the same sort of thing 20 odd years ago when i bought a GP mk1 lwb from a garden in Luton reg'd as a beetle. In those days it didn't really mean a lot but i knew it wasn't right so i applied to change it and got met with basically the same as the black GP owner but when i bought mine the owner had kept loads of photos and receipts and stuff from years ago so i sent them in and they accepted it was done years ago and got beach buggy on the V5, luckily he kept all the history of it. It then got a new body and i asked DVLA if it was an issue and they said no just change the colour as the gp was red and the gt was green so i've been lucky with that. I even bought a chassis from Mark at Flatlands and DVLA said no problem just give them the new VIN number and as it was lwb with no chassis mods it was fine so recon chassis numbers changed and GT body back on and V5 is correct and matching as VW beach buggy convertible, chassis number matching and engine number matching and retains the reg from the chassis i bought from Mark on a 71 plate. Tax exempt but no MOT exempt.
There's a lot to be said for "ugly long wheel base" builds!

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: IVA / SVA Overview
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:13:29 PM »
What amazed me is someone on the FB forum page asked what to look for when buying one and he got some very good advice from a couple of people who know their stuff. One of the things was make sure its reg'd correctly.
There he is PM'ing a man selling the black buggy pulled off the road by DVLA with no V5 and waiting for IVA inspection  ;D ;D ;D ;D :
You couldn't make it up could you  :-\

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: IVA / SVA Overview
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:21:15 PM »
I think half the problem is the V5 doesn't match the car presented for MOT Dave so instead of getting it MOT'd and those worms coming out of the can it seems common place to just ignore it, drive the car illegally and hope it might go away and just say they've never had any problems with plod or other.
Those times are changing and it'll not be long before they start getting pulled off the road as per the black one listed for sale on the other buggy forum that DVLA has pulled the reg off and issued a new VIN for and requested an IVA/SVA test because it was no longer a beetle.

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: IVA / SVA Overview
« on: January 19, 2021, 07:19:08 PM »
Well thatís that cleared up then🤔
Many thanks.

 ;D ;D As far as i've read if it was a buggy and reg'd as such for 30+ years then MOT exempt.
If not then it isn't.
If the chassis has been substantially modified i.e. cut then not exempt.
As far as i've read for body change the new body should not be a major change from the original i.e. a beetle shape and hard top.
Now as far as i can see even Stevie Wonder would be able to see that a beach buggy open top body shell is nothing like a beetle saloon body so how can that not be a substantial modification?
Changing the body will void the MOT exemption as i was told by the kit cat man at DVLA.
Mine is LWB so not chassis mod but is not MOT exempt as it was not build 30+ years ago and V5 changed to beach buggy in 2004 so mine will be exempt in 24 years.
How anyone can seriously say and think that taking a steel 2 door saloon body off a chassis and bolting a fibreglass open top non beetle looking body to it and say it's not substantially modified and mot exempt must have rocks in their head.
For £45 why don't people just get it done?

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Venting to carbs
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:39:11 PM »
I know people do it, i know VW do it but i can't see why for the life of me why i would want to spray oil and moisture in my carbs, not at any time have i thought that was a good idea.
I use twin solex 40's as you mention and i have a tower breather and outlets for the rocker covers ready to fit once i've bedded the new build motor in and need to re do the valves but i will be venting to thin air not to the carbs, i just don't see any advantage when you spend all your time trying to keep crap out of them, just my thoughts.  :-\

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: 006 or 004
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:25:03 PM »
Mine are zero lash as HP parts.

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VW Parts For Sale / Re: FREE REAR CAGE
« on: January 11, 2021, 03:55:22 PM »
i can't see that having a calibration certificate for a rear stainless cage will be much good myself but hey ho  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

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Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: buggy re wire
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:40:38 PM »
For some idea i had a mobile auto electrician do mine from scratch. I supplied the switches, he supplied the rest. Start to finish over 2 weekends as he booked me in between other jobs that were local to me. Full re wire, with electronic pump with solenoid on it, fuel gauge calibration device fitted and set, all the dash electrics are on plugs so if i need to take the front off i just unplug it and take it off in one go with all electrics in place, the whole lot was £400 done ready to drive and the only stress i had was trying to decide where the first run was going to be to! Worth every penny and been 5 years or more now and still works as it did when he finished it, no issues at all.

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VW Parts For Sale / Re: FREE REAR CAGE
« on: November 21, 2020, 07:23:51 PM »
I asked today and he's keeping it in case he wants to fit it again

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Parts Wanted / Re: Indicators
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:04:02 PM »
Somewhere in the garage i have a pair of round land rover/mini type clear lens indicators if you want them?

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VW Parts For Sale / Re: FREE REAR CAGE
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:01:08 PM »
No sorry it went a while ago now but i know someone who has the flatlands stainless one that might be up for sale

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I was always told not to keep starting it every couple of weeks as it causes excess condensation. If its drained and run dry in the carbs that'll be fine, no need to keep starting it. Cars sit at the docks for months not being moved. Raising the car off the floor is meant to stop it getting flat spots on the tyres but again even told it causes issues with the shocks being pulled to the end so believe what you like. Winterisation is a bit hit and miss, plenty of non proven, wives tale rubbish that makes no difference at all just "the man down the pub told me" nonsense. I've even know someone putting their car of polysterene as he was told cold concrete will damage the tyres in winter  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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VW Parts For Sale / Re: 4x 130 wheel spacers
« on: October 25, 2020, 09:05:41 PM »
Can i have these please Snoopy.

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VW Parts For Sale / Re: cobra 180 mig welder
« on: October 10, 2020, 06:32:19 PM »
Shouldn't this be in "other toys" section as not vw parts?

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