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?)Gathering up some of my thought processes;
This is being built to go through BIVA, so some compromises have to be made.
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.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.
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.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
Yep, I think I'll look at putting some extra structure in there- though I don't want to disturb the wood as it's all still good.My '28 Chevy has a wood framed body, but it mostly gets used on sunny Sundays, mixing with modern week day traffic doesn't feel too safe.
If I was building yours with access to a CNC mill, I would be making a steel frame to replace all the main wood frame, and maybe for the doors as well.
Then I would feel it was OK to take the grand kids for a spin.
You will need to have somewhere to hang your seatbelts off anyway, I don't have any as lap only straps are killers.