"beamendsltd" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> email@example.com ("David G. Bell") wrote:
>> On Wednesday, in article
>> Tony@home.co.uk "Tony" wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I bought a replacement galvanised chassis for my '69 lightweight
>> > from
>> > Designa. It was modified, before galvanizing, to take R/R axles and
>> > coils
>> > etc.
>> > They assured me it would still count towards the points as a new
>> > replacement
>> > chassis, obviously dropping points on the suspension etc.
>> > Can anybody confirm if this is correct?
>> > Also to get the rest of the points, it will need a 2A engine and box.
>> > Do
>> > these need to be the original ones, or just from the same period?
>> I suspect Designa are wrong about the chassis, if the key phrase is
>> "manufacturer's original specification". My own understanding of the
>> system is that the points total is on a same-vehicle basis, with the
>> chassis as a specific exception.
>> I'm not sure what the situation might be if a vehicle has a replacement
>> engine a few years before a major rebuild. Would a one piece at a time
>> rebuild eventually trigger a Q-plate requirement?
> You don't *score* points, you *retain* points.
I wasn't talking about building a new Lightweight from scratch, then
claiming it to be tax exempt. I have actualy got the original one, (rotting
slowly into my back garden).
Part of the trouble is that the engine was swapped for a V8 by a previous
When it looked like time to give up on the rotting chassis, it seemed like a
good time to change to coils/ disks etc.
Its starting to look like I may have to Q plate the new one, (if I ever get
it finished). Then start repairing the old one, rather than scrap the bits,
There is still enough left of the first one to retain the identity, i.e.
chassis, steering, suspension, axles. I just dont want to be still
rebuilding it into my old age!
Are the DVLA saying that the use of a chassis other than a genuine Land
Rover replacement, such as Designa, Marsland or Richard's, will cause the
recieving vehicle to loose its identity?