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BenBrooks 27th October 2017 07:22 PM

Finished car
 
Hi all,

Passed the IVA test on Wednesday after 6 years and 10 months of building!

Some pictures of the car for anyone interested...





Pre IVA track day at Castle Combe



Working through the DVLA paperwork now so fingers crossed it won't be long until it's on the road!

BenBrooks 27th October 2017 07:31 PM

These photos don't seem to be working for me annoyingly. Here's the link for my flickr account with three recent photos and some from a very long time ago!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/812649...h/37918369146/

K4KEV 27th October 2017 08:12 PM

Nice one Ben....bloody hell that was a long build but as you know they are NEVER finished, still doing stuff to mine.

BenBrooks 27th October 2017 08:20 PM

Yes, had to juggle school and then uni with building it. But, as you say, they're never finished.

New seats are in, next up is an aeroscreen and then probably a duratec conversion and change the rear suspension so I can run 13" wheels.

SeriesLandy 28th October 2017 06:34 PM

Well done Ben. It's never finished as you say. Nice colour but I am biased.

https://flic.kr/p/FUTzjD

Ianr 30th October 2017 04:23 PM

Well done, nice to see car 52!

jps 31st October 2017 03:32 PM

Looks great - really well presented I think.

Perhaps a stupid question - why are the harnesses routed round the outside of the seat - like they are in the picture? (I know they are like that in The Book too). I can't get my head round why that makes it IVA ok...?

BenBrooks 31st October 2017 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jps (Post 105761)
Looks great - really well presented I think.

Perhaps a stupid question - why are the harnesses routed round the outside of the seat - like they are in the picture? (I know they are like that in The Book too). I can't get my head round why that makes it IVA ok...?

It's to do with whether the harnesses touch the edges of the harness slots when you're seated and buckled up. If they do, I believe that it makes the seat a structural part of the seatbelt, because of they way the forces will act if in an accident. As such, you need much more support for mounting the seats, I believe.

If you route them around, you avoid this problem.

However, I changed the seats for the IVA and did have the belts through the harness slots. They don't touch the edges on the new seats. IVA man didn't question any it so either I was right, or he didn't care!

twinturbo 31st October 2017 06:54 PM

Excellent good to see they are still getting finished.

BenBrooks 13th November 2017 09:08 PM

V5 arrived today while I was out! Age related plate too.

Will have some plates made up tomorrow morning and then time for its first drive on the roads.


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