On or around Thu, 1 Sep 2005 21:36:57 +0000 (UTC), "Jon" <email@example.com>
enlightened us thusly:
>Anyone know of any references to converting a series to a classic style
>sports? If i chop off all the outriggers and fabricate my own body (this
>time not using beer and curry), will I run into trouble with the DVLA?
>SIII x 2 (both in bits)
AIUI, the body doesn't count, on a LR. the chassis, engine and running gear
are all part of the points thing.
things you need to sort correctly include seat belt anchorages (unless it's
pre-65), lessee, lights, brake lights and indicators positioned as per the
requirements for the age of the chassis, wipers if you have a fixed
windscreen (likely), windscreen washer ditto, security of seats...
Actually, were I doing this, I'd retain the LR bulkhead and screen, probably
retain the bonnet but remove the wings and put panels alongside the engine,
and do something different with the tail end.
whether it's worth it, rather than just setting it up as a full soft-top LR,
There's a bloke who's modified a SI 86" (ISTR) into a replica of the sort of
desert exploration vehicles that they had in "The English Patient", as used
in the 30s. Looks good, but not especially practical.
for the classic motor look, you'd really want a 109" chassis, I should think
- the 88" is a bit short and wide.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
Too Busy: Your mind is like a motorway. Sometimes it can be jammed by
too much traffic. Avoid the jams by never using your mind on a
Bank Holiday weekend.
from the Little Book of Complete B***ocks by Alistair Beaton.