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    Licensing a pickup?

    Evening ,
    Who decides if you’ve built a truck or a car?
    And if it’s a truck if it’s a goods vehicle or just a car derived truck?
    I’ve been offered a just started pick up conversion on an Audi A4 and before I make up my mind about it I wondered what it would end up registered as. I know it’ll need to be IVA’d and that the ABS and airbags will need to go.
    It’s not just the speed limits that are different, but also tolls and congestion charges are more expensive.
    I wouldn’t be using it for hauling more that the odd car part and my bikes about in, so don’t want the cost of it being a goods vehicle. Would adding a hard bed cover make it a coupe with a very long boot?

    I’ve added a pic for reference (this isn’t the car, but it’s the kit they were copying)



    So many questions…

    Cheers

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    Last edited by chaley; 05-07-2019 at 06:39.
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    DVSA BIVA Group N for pick ups . As a monococque based conversion would be Q plated ( unless you fit the modified monococque to a new chassis but I'm guessing you won't! ) . They are always closely inspected to ensure there is enough strucrure to prevent collapse under load and you MAY be aske dto show calculation sto that effect.

    To qualify as a pick up you need a minimum clear load area equivalent to the distance from front bulkhead to back of rearmost seats.

    It would be taxed as PLG basic rate due to weight and 'unknown' age.

    What is on the logbook depends on what test you put it through ie M1 car sor N1 light commercials . However if it looks like a pick up thta's what they'll charge you for re tolls etc.

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    It actually sound slike you don't want to buy it ? Just get an estate and you can do all you want without hassle

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    It actually sound slike you don't want to buy it ? Just get an estate and you can do all you want without hassle

    Haha!!!!
    That’s the conclusion I came up with on my trip to work this morning!
    When I first heard about it I was told it was an S4 so the 4.2 engine and that’s what got me interested, but it’s only a 2.0.
    So step away Chaley step away…

    But still good to know that it’s you that gets to say what test you need to go through, subject to meeting the rules.

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    Chaley, just stop being distracted by other ideas and get Tetanus finished.
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