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    MOT with no bonnet

    I took my hotrod to a new MOT testing garage. Its a 1934 Morris and was 'rodded' in the seventies as far as I can determine. I have dated photos from 1984 and a video (Garry's picnic) from 1986. Throughout all this time it has never had a bonnet, but this mot station queried the bonnet, and very reluctantly let it through. Is there any guidance on this area, or any rules in case I get this again next year?
    I feel more comfortable having the MOT and a mechanic going over it each year, although it is probably exempt from mot. I say probably as although it was hot rodded in the 70's there seems to have been an engine swap in the 80's from one 5l v8 to another, and I wasn't quite sure if that would count as a change.
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    providing moving parts are covered no problem
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    There's nothing to say you need a bonnet, only that a bonnet must be secure.
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    Usual issue , confusing C&U with MOT regs ...nor do you need fenders fron an MOT . Friedn took a Beetle for MOT with the engine cover off , passed MOT fine , got a prohibition on the way back. To get the prohibition off = take it back to MOT as was to get it signed off again as MOT worthy.
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    Exactly, C&U differs to mot regs,
    I once mot'd a car without a number plate light, perfectly ok for an mot but an offence if used on the road without one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Usual issue , confusing C&U with MOT regs ...nor do you need fenders fron an MOT . Friedn took a Beetle for MOT with the engine cover off , passed MOT fine , got a prohibition on the way back. To get the prohibition off = take it back to MOT as was to get it signed off again as MOT worthy.
    LOL, and it was MOT worthy all the time, and so it goes round and round.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy2 View Post
    Exactly, C&U differs to mot regs,
    I once mot'd a car without a number plate light, perfectly ok for an mot but an offence if used on the road without one.
    Not sure where you get that one from.
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    "Milner, the reason I stopped you is the light on your licence plate is out..."
    50 shades of grey primer....
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo56 View Post
    Not sure where you get that one from.
    It was on a newly finished project that i took for its first mot about 30 years back,
    Examiner noticed it had no no plate and checked his book and found it was not a testable item back then but advised i could be still prosecuted for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shimba View Post
    I took my hotrod to a new MOT testing garage.
    New to you or brand new mot station. A budget high street one may be poorly staffed or just nervous as I understand it's a tough game running one!?
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