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Old 23-10-2008, 07:31 PM   #21
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im building a volksrod up, standard floorpan and all running gear but as a roadster with welded doors, no top, short windscreen and a 32 ford style front end.

do i have to run wipers? and also can lap belts be used in the bug? its on a 73 floorpan? If not can harnesses be fitted and bolted to a roll cage
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im building a volksrod up, standard floorpan and all running gear but as a roadster with welded doors, no top, short windscreen and a 32 ford style front end.

do i have to run wipers? and also can lap belts be used in the bug? its on a 73 floorpan? If not can harnesses be fitted and bolted to a roll cage
if you can see over the screen you do not need wipers, that's 100%

of you look through the glass then you 'should' have some means of keeping the view clear-

Wipers and Washers

This inspection applies to
All vehicles, except those
. with an opening windscreen, or
. with some other means of providing the driver with an adequate view.


this technically means wipers, but you could argue Rain-X, just get the guy to pass and advise.

lap belts are a no-no. pre '81 you need a minimum of a belt that holds the upper part of the body

laps are better than nothing in a pre 65 though.

harness can be fitted too a roll bar, but they must have E marks on them, some sold on ebay do not have the mark (been caught there!)

the MOT says they must have a BS mark, but that is 15 years out of date. I have it in writing that they will accept an E mark though.
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e mark on the belts you mean?
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sorry for all the questions

If im building a volksrod but as say an open top or pick up style car then does it have to be SVA tested or can it be put through a standard MOT.?

from reading on a few sites it seams that if i keep the standard floorpan, i,e main spine,suspension and engine and braking components then i can get it MOT tested?

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e mark on the belts you mean?
yes, I bought some from ebay and they were unmarked.

You need an E mark on teh belts to be legal
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sorry for all the questions

If im building a volksrod but as say an open top or pick up style car then does it have to be SVA tested or can it be put through a standard MOT.?

from reading on a few sites it seams that if i keep the standard floorpan, i,e main spine,suspension and engine and braking components then i can get it MOT tested?

thanks Will
I think they use a point system from the original car.

but I think things can only be used if it's unmodified.

but don't quote me.

Personally, I'd build it and not tell them.


Give an SVA test station a call, they don't bite.
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haha cheers for the help will keep you posted
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i should know this, but does a 59 single cab, need washers for MOT? id rather not fit them you see!!!

its got no seat belts, and red rear lenses, both should pass regardless?

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i should know this, but does a 59 single cab, need washers for MOT? id rather not fit them you see!!!

its got no seat belts, and red rear lenses, both should pass regardless?

cheers mate!
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Wipers and Washers

This inspection applies to
All vehicles, except those
. with an opening windscreen, or
. with some other means of providing the driver with an adequate view. Rain-X maybe (that's my answer)

if you have safaris you are fine.

seatbelts are not required until '65, red lenses are the same.
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Anyone else had an advisory notice for running 145's on the front? (different sizes front and back)

Wasn't sure if it was just my MOT station being anal.
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