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Howdy,

Asking for a friend, no honestly it's not for me, although I do like the idea,

Here's the thing;

Take on mk1 Tigra coupe thing,
Remove rear hatch/boot,
Mount fabbed cab back using top hatch hinge holes and tiger flex all round,
Split hatch and mount bottom half as a drop down tailgate,
lower it a bit, but leave everything standard,

A lad a work is thinking of this as his first go at a custom (with a C) car build.

Now the question is ,what if anything does he 'have' to tell DVLA etc?

I don't think he has to say anything, other than to his insurance company, am I on the right track or is there more to this one.

Cheers for taking the time to have a read.

Chaley
 

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Good question, no idea !! LOL He's doing nothing structurally with it and it is 'only' a show pick up. If he wanted to actually carry goods ( as opposed to his own junk) he'd need to declare it as a pick up. Currently only about 1 in 10 are getting inspected with the bulk of it being done by photos and questions.

Cut a saloon shell into a pick up IVA required.

Turn an estate into a van by welding up doors and rear windows ,body change details only NO IVA.

Turn an estate into a van but fit a 2 door longer shell at the same time moving B pillar needs IVA.

All above applie sto mater monococques only . Chassied vehicles are free range but DVLA must be informed of body style change.
 

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Cheers Kev,
Helpful as ever ;)
I can't see it being a problem, but kids of today are such worry warts!!!
The 'truck' haha!! is only to cart about his motocross gear, so no real weigh to fret over.

Chaley
 
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