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    If you see pics of anything I'm actively working on that might be a BIVA issue then please shout!

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    Plodding along making the weld-in bushes for body/wing/running board mounts. It's not very exciting, sorry...


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    My grandfather had one of these, good to see one being given a new life. Following with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinHarley View Post
    Gathering up some of my thought processes;

    This is being built to go through BIVA, so some compromises have to be made.
    I'd disagree with that a bit. My pop passed BIVA and I did not compromise anywhere (unless you count side repeaters/foglamps as compromise?)

    Your hinges with a bit of filing to radius them will most likely be fine.

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    PS, your original headlamps should pass IVA ok as long as the beam pattern shines in the right place.

    A better thread to read about my car is this one; https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/to...gh-biva-405393

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    I'd disagree with that a bit. My pop passed BIVA and I did not compromise anywhere (unless you count side repeaters/foglamps as compromise?)

    Your hinges with a bit of filing to radius them will most likely be fine.
    It's mainly radius requirements that the original equipment won't meet. Things like bumpers- lots of non compliance. I could probably smooth most of them out, but it only takes 1 radius under 2.5mm! Same with the rear, I'd like to retain the rear luggage and spare wheel carrier (and wheel) but I've already assumed that meeting the rad requirements would be a task too far.
    Headlamps, I'm happy to find new shells with modern lamps. The originals don't have enough bits left- having said that I could probably re-use the shells. They even have a mechanical dip mechanism that steers the light to the left with a solonoid. Slim chance of getting a good beam pattern!

    All input appreciated, will give your thread a read. Thanks

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    Yes I have mot 30s cars with this set up and it was pointless using the beam tester.

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    You might be suprised about some areas. Front bumper can exempt an awful lot of car from the radius testing.

    There are permanent fixes and temporary ones. Permanent is best obviously, but some bits may require temporary remedies if they cannot be modified on a permanent basis. Bonded on or clamp on edge trims are perfectly acceptable for radius if necessary for example.

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    As blackpop says the front bumper can save you a lot of work if you use/work it right

    It saved me a lot of work anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    As blackpop says the front bumper can save you a lot of work if you use/work it right

    It saved me a lot of work anyway
    This is all good info. I'm planning on fitting a compliant bumper anyway- partly because I'm putting the original bumper mounts onto my chassis.

    Bully- I know I'd get the answer by reading the section of the manual- but what things did the bumper help with? I'm assuming it kept the cone from touching the A arms/suspension?

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