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Growls76
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote
Hi all. I'm here for a bit of inspiration and moral support.

I'm just about to start gathering parts for a full re-build of a total basket case.

Cheers, G
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Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You've certainly come to the right place Growls76. Ask away, no question is ever silly on this forum.
What are you rebuilding?
Where are you in Perthshire? I went on a family holiday in my teens in the 1960's to Meigle where there were family friends and we stayed at the Kinloch Arms Hotel.
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1975 SWB hardtop with a 2.5 petrol engine, overdrive, front disc brakes, parabolic springs, hand throttle, Defender doors and Wolf wheels.
Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi and welcome!

As Alan says, ask if you’ve got any questions. Don’t forget some pics of the Landy too.
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Owner of a 200Tdi Disco-engined 90
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Growls76
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the welcome.

I stay near Scone, not to far from Meigle.

It's an ex military 109. The chassis is unsalvgable and it needs an engine but i think i have enough bits in the shed to make it worth while.
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Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you need parts Growls76 it's worth posting on the Sales and Wants site on the forum.
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1975 SWB hardtop with a 2.5 petrol engine, overdrive, front disc brakes, parabolic springs, hand throttle, Defender doors and Wolf wheels.
Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.
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Growls76
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks Alan, will do.

I have a lot to do before I can make a proper start but the first thing I will need is a chassis.

Am I right in thinking that you can no longer use a second hand chassis?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It’s a separate discussion entirely. If you do, you’d likely have to use the chassis number from that chassis too, which would mean altering the whole identity of your vehicle. It might also be false economy too. You’d be better buying a same-spec new galvanised chassis which means you can transfer across your existing chassis number and Registration number.

There’s plenty of definitive help and advice online, also on the DVLA website.
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Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you do use a second hand chassis you'll likely end up with a Q plate registration and insurance companies aren't too keen on it. Of course if the chassis is from a write off it will depend on the type of write off whether any parts can be legally used. Best buy new and galvanized. I had a galvanized chassis fitted September 1997 and the chassis is still in a far better condition than the 22 year old one it replaced.
A Q plates vehicle is ineligible for historic taxation class status too, however old it is.
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Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Growls and welcome to the forum. You'll find plenty of basket cases on here so you'll be in good company Smile
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Growls76
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the info’. A new chassis makes sense if only to retain the identity.

Better check the piggy bank!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome along G. And good luck on the bank balance.

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