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Author: Subject: I got a pass !!!
Deckman001

posted on 13/4/21 at 01:16 PM Reply With Quote
I got a pass !!!

Wehay, just to let people know, I got a retest pass today, so having started the build from a part built kit in 2004, sold it in 2006, bought back on New Years day in 2020 and passed at my final retest today 13/04/2021.

What a saga !!
Gillingham test centre though were fantastic people and I would recommend them without hesitation. They are human and treat you as human and give fabulous feedback on anything they don't see as approved.

Good luck to everyone else out there building cars, you'll get there in the end, and to all of you with kitcars getting them ready for the next road trips, I hope to see you soon.

Jason

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Edwardo

posted on 13/4/21 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
Awesome! Fantastic news Jason.

Many congrats! Just gotta get it registered now - perfect timing for the summer

Cheers
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40inches

posted on 13/4/21 at 01:55 PM Reply With Quote
That's brilliant Jason
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HowardB

posted on 13/4/21 at 02:42 PM Reply With Quote
congratulations!





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jacko

posted on 13/4/21 at 02:46 PM Reply With Quote
Bloody hell I remember you staring the car when I built my Indy

Congratulations and well done mate enjoy
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Deckman001

posted on 13/4/21 at 03:01 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers all, just this bloomin registration form and build docs to re-sort now.

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gremlin1234

posted on 13/4/21 at 03:20 PM Reply With Quote
well done, did you drive it there and back?
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Deckman001

posted on 13/4/21 at 03:42 PM Reply With Quote
Well I could have, but I bottled out and borrowed a trailer for the retest after borrowing a transporter for the first test last year. 9 degrees is a bit cold for an un-heated 7 without a windscreen and doors. There was a Caterham there previously who had driven it there from their Dartford head office.

Jason

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rusty nuts

posted on 13/4/21 at 04:26 PM Reply With Quote
Result!
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westf27

posted on 13/4/21 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
So having to Iva this year,last occasion being Sva,do I take it thatís itís legal to drive to the test and back ?
Assume insurance is all you need ? Is it easy to insure a car without a reg.

Steve

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adithorp

posted on 13/4/21 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
Nice one!





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Deckman001

posted on 13/4/21 at 05:03 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah correct, IVA's are std now, and as long as you have insurance based on your VIN/Chassis number you are allowed to drive your car there and back , as long as you have the confidence in it !!

My conundrum was that if you break down on the way ( 46ml there and same back along motorways) , you loose your payment if you miss the test, if you fail on something major, they may say you cannot drive it home so must be recovered. I am lucky though as I have friends who can lend me whats needed, I just needed a tow vehicle this time though, which is now my company car

Jason

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roadrunner

posted on 13/4/21 at 06:43 PM Reply With Quote
Congrats Jason.
Enjoy&#128077;

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Slater

posted on 14/4/21 at 08:26 AM Reply With Quote
Well done Jason, that is an epic build from 2004 till now, albeit with a 14 yr break in the middle!

Just in time for the summer too.





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Badger_McLetcher

posted on 14/4/21 at 02:00 PM Reply With Quote
Well done, congrats!





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Russell

posted on 14/4/21 at 02:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
Yeah correct, IVA's are std now, and as long as you have insurance based on your VIN/Chassis number you are allowed to drive your car there and back , as long as you have the confidence in it !!

My conundrum was that if you break down on the way ( 46ml there and same back along motorways) , you loose your payment if you miss the test, if you fail on something major, they may say you cannot drive it home so must be recovered. I am lucky though as I have friends who can lend me whats needed, I just needed a tow vehicle this time though, which is now my company car

Jason


Back in 2004 when I drove to SVA and failed the first test I was being hassled by the insurance company to provide a reg number within a matter of days, otherwise they would cancel the policy because I couldn't comply with the terms (which, incidentally, they hadn't explained to me at the time). I never wanted to have to say yes to the dreaded question at renewal time '...and have you ever had an insurance policy cancelled?'.

Anyway, it was a happy ending because I managed to pass the re-test and get a reg number. I still had to argue with the insurance company, and they had to replay the telephone recordings, to prove they hadn't told me there was a one month maximum permitted gap between taking out the policy against a chassis number and supplying the reg number.

Moral of the tale - it may be better to take the car to IVA uninsured on a trailer if you can. Or if insuring it, ask the insurance company if there are any restrictions on the time between policy commencement and full registration.

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harmchar

posted on 14/4/21 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
Congrats on the pass. Great to see another one made it to the road.
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christim

posted on 14/4/21 at 09:52 PM Reply With Quote
Congrats! Great sense of achievement I bet





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Deckman001

posted on 15/4/21 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers all, yeah I can't stop smiling about getting the pass, I've send off my registration forms so hopefully I'll hear from them soon about what I might have written wrong as well as how much I need to pay them to get the registration and tax implication.

Jason

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James

posted on 16/4/21 at 12:56 AM Reply With Quote
Congratulations!!!

Well done buddy!





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Deckman001

posted on 16/4/21 at 03:00 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers James, Are you looking to get your back on the road this summer ?

Jason

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DAN@ADRIAN FLUX

posted on 18/4/21 at 08:23 PM Reply With Quote
Hi.
If you need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.

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James

posted on 19/4/21 at 12:39 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Deckman001
Cheers James, Are you looking to get your back on the road this summer ?

Jason


Yes... same as every year!

Sadly it doesn't happen as often as I would like!





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Deckman001

posted on 19/4/21 at 04:26 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by James
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Cheers James, Are you looking to get your back on the road this summer ?

Jason


Yes... same as every year!

Sadly it doesn't happen as often as I would like!


Sounds good matey, If Covid rules let me I can pop over and help it along if needed at weekends.

Jason

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James

posted on 19/4/21 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Deckman001
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Originally posted by James
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Originally posted by Deckman001
Cheers James, Are you looking to get your back on the road this summer ?

Jason


Yes... same as every year!

Sadly it doesn't happen as often as I would like!


Sounds good matey, If Covid rules let me I can pop over and help it along if needed at weekends.

Jason


That's kind- thank you.

It's probably only a few focused hours needed really. It's just committing the time.

But there's various things that 'ought' to be done as well as the basics to get it legal.








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