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Sounds good but be ready for lotsandlots of hassle from our beloved DVLA. Owner says it is unfinished, and therefore will not be registered. Does not meet requirements for keeping original reg no off the donor so will be Q plate and will have to go through SVA or whatever it is called. All doable of course, but hassle.

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I was pondering inviting the Solent Shiters over to assess it at some point soon-ish. The sensible-hat questions I have are:

 

1. Does it have a V5?

2. Does it have a VIN?

3. How fast does it go, mister?

4. What is original Escort

 

Don't the DVLA have some kind of point system to determine if it can keep the original reg? So lets assume the chassis and both axles are Mk1 escort - does that give me enough points? What else does it need or am I barking up the wrong tree? (please note this is not going to put me off, just a few more challenges to overcome)

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I was pondering inviting the Solent Shiters over to assess it at some point soon-ish. The sensible-hat questions I have are:

 

1. Does it have a V5?

2. Does it have a VIN?

3. How fast does it go, mister?

4. What is original Escort

 

Don't the DVLA have some kind of point system to determine if it can keep the original reg? So lets assume the chassis and both axles are Mk1 escort - does that give me enough points? What else does it need or am I barking up the wrong tree? (please note this is not going to put me off, just a few more challenges to overcome)

 

Chassis can't be Mk1 Escort, because they're monocoque. I guess that's the crunch point. I think you need either body or chassis regardless of points these days. The Suzuki plan sounds like a nice fall-back. Or I wonder if they'd fit a Daihatsu Sportrak chassis?

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Well, I can't wait to see it.   A friend of mine used to lay the bodywork up for these over at Chichester (Quarry Lane I think....).   My MOT man had one years ago - he managed to fit child seats in it and was a fussy bugger so they must be alright.    What a cracking find - if that word is appropriate in this application.      

 

 

Edit - It WAS Quarry Lane, the brochure popped after I had written my post!

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Thanks, good point re monocoque - I'll see whats what tomorrow with that. I assume a motley collection of angle iron, waxoyl and rust with some rotten ply self-tappered to it but there. i think it will be character building or something.

 

If its already on a Q-plate, does that mean it has been SVA'd and I just (hah!) need a regular MOT?

 

i went looking for it earlier and there is only one house along the road that has a conspicuous tarp-covered thing down the side so i think I know where it lives.

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Never seen one without a Q plate. There must be quite a lot of them about; I see two (dead) ones regularly, and there's at least one alive near here too.

 

There's a rather nice yellow one in Trefin that's managed to get a dateless plate somehow.

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Presumably there's no rule against buying a dateless plate and putting it on, just as you might with any other car?  Surely YFR 716 (just for example, being one I used to own) is eligible to be put on this exactly as it was on my 1990 Chrysler leBaron?

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Presumably there's no rule against buying a dateless plate and putting it on, just as you might with any other car?  Surely YFR 716 (just for example, being one I used to own) is eligible to be put on this exactly as it was on my 1990 Chrysler leBaron?

 

Yes, I'm afraid there is specifically a rule that you cannot put a personal reg on a Q plate, once a Q it stays a Q unless you can convince the DVLA it has enough points, which is pretty difficult to do retrospectively.

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TBH all that DVLA guff sounds like stress, I say remove and eBay the running gear, chop the rest up and take it to the tip, and have a cheapy easyJet/airbnb weekend break to Lisbon on the proceeds. 'A bit wasteful' you might say. BUT, in the future when something good comes up, you can simply reach for the story of the Jeep and the trip to Lisbon, and all wifely objections will immediately evaporate. Think of it as an investment in the future

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TBH all that DVLA guff sounds like stress, I say remove and eBay the running gear, chop the rest up and take it to the tip, and have a cheapy easyJet/airbnb weekend break to Lisbon on the proceeds. 'A bit wasteful' you might say. BUT, in the future when something good comes up, you can simply reach for the story of the Jeep and the trip to Lisbon, and all wifely objections will immediately evaporate. Think of it as an investment in the future

 

Basically what you're saying is no matter how I look at this, I cannot possibly fail? I like this. A lot.

 

pics of the horror tomorrow early afternoon when I get back from a family lunchtime activity.

 

I'm going to look for a trailer and local offroad venues (or allotments as they are better known) as a plan B.

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