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« on: February 13, 2019, 04:19:24 PM »

Please don't take this post too seriously.
Based on a conversation I had yesterday.

If you were somehow graft a shortened Series 2A 109" pickup body onto an early Discovery 100" rolling chassis, how many construction and use regulations would you be breaking nixweiss

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Yes, obviously it's not as simple as that
But assuming that all the mechanical considerations can be satisfactorily dealt with, I'm thinking that it would never pass C&U regs and meet safety standards.

Our beloved metal dashboard for example.
Not exactly impact absorbing is it ?
Seat belt mountings ?
Side impact protection  ?
Rollover safety ?

No doubt any problem can be overcome if you have enough cash to throw at it, but I got the feeling that this was a garden shed project.
Any chance of achieving legal roadworthy status ?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 04:24:52 PM »

Surely, as body counts for "nil points" it shoudnt matter and still be classed as a Disco.  nixweiss
Doesnt C&U only apply to "Kit cars" ?
Maybe I'm wrong though!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »

Construction & Use regs apply to all vehicles.

The date or age of such a hybrid would be based on the chassis number. That gives you the year of manufacture.

Therefore all the gizmos required for a vehicle of that year will need to be operational on this vehicle.




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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 07:23:32 PM »

Construction & Use regs apply to all vehicles.

The date or age of such a hybrid would be based on the chassis number. That gives you the year of manufacture.

Therefore all the gizmos required for a vehicle of that year will need to be operational on this vehicle.

I think the main legislation is still the C&U 1986 regs, together with subsequent amendments. I've very quickly skimmed these and there seems to be nothing to stop you using a Series body on a Disco chassis.

I've no doubt there are bureaucratic hurdles but Googling Land Rover 100 inch uncovers quite a few cases of people being successful.

Mark Evans did a series of programmes on his 100" project but I can't remember the details.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 04:59:25 PM »

A friend of mine used to have a leaf sprung disco and a coil sprung S3. And a chap off the old ORRP called Fruity used to have a 100” Rover as does Brian Adams.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 11:37:12 PM »

The vehicle would show up on the MOT mans kit as a Disco, vintage 199whatever...

It would need to meet the appropriate regs. Fill your boots....


https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/class3457/index.html
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