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CTWV50 29th September 2014 10:34 AM

cv boots to cover front suspension
 
What have people used that are easy to fit. Any ebay links?

Davidbolam 29th September 2014 06:18 PM

I just a went to the local euro car parts dealer and bought some universal ones that fitted fine. They did fall off on the way back from the test centre so they can't have been that secure lol

David

CTWV50 30th September 2014 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Davidbolam (Post 98852)
I just a went to the local euro car parts dealer and bought some universal ones that fitted fine. They did fall off on the way back from the test centre so they can't have been that secure lol

David

ordered some mx5 ones. Might come in handy at a later date.:)

CTWV50 30th September 2014 03:49 PM

Post IVA I'm going to send VOSA a bill for all the bits of s**t I've had to buy. :D

PorkChop 30th September 2014 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CTWV50 (Post 98864)
Post IVA I'm going to send VOSA a bill for all the bits of s**t I've had to buy. :D

Just do what I'm probably going to do...not even bothering to get it through IVA. The more I do with the build, the less point I see in making it road legal.

CTWV50 1st October 2014 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by PorkChop (Post 98871)
Just do what I'm probably going to do...not even bothering to get it through IVA. The more I do with the build, the less point I see in making it road legal.

Nah, I won't be beaten by the authorities! It's a roadworthy vehicle give or take a few more bits of s**t. :D :rolleyes:

PorkChop 1st October 2014 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by CTWV50 (Post 98883)
Nah, I won't be beaten by the authorities! It's a roadworthy vehicle give or take a few more bits of s**t. :D :rolleyes:

Ha, it's not just that, whilst you need a budget IRO 800-900+ just for the paperwork (450 test, 1 retest at 90, transport (possibly insurance) to and from the test, first reg fee (55?), 230 tax), it's the cost of the additional parts for compliance, then ~500 per annum in tax and insurance...all in all, you're not going to get that much change from a 2K spend. I'm unlikely to add 2K of value to the car.

When you think I would probably do 1000/2000 miles a year in it, it's not the sort of car you can park up an leave for an hour at your local supermarket, I have a fairly (but not super) quick and very fun daily driver, I primarily want to do track days and something a bit more with it; me doing an IVA just doesn't make enough sense to justify the expenditure. That money can be much more usefully spent...

K4KEV 1st October 2014 07:08 PM

Believe me... it is worth it when you wipe the smile off some of the boy racers and the older peeps who do have fast cars wiping the floor with them is absolutely priceless as is taking anybody out for a spin their expressions again priceless track days are fine when it is FINE but if it aint, then its wet and a waste of money I find the challenge was the build itself, I don't need a challenge on the road, I just want to enjoy driving it when it is nice weather....just my 2p worth

Peter-C 1st October 2014 07:41 PM

Each to their own, thats what makes building your own car so good. Until I read an article on Ron Champions book, I thought it was an impossible dream.

PorkChop 1st October 2014 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by K4KEV (Post 98885)
Believe me... it is worth it when you wipe the smile off some of the boy racers and the older peeps who do have fast cars wiping the floor with them is absolutely priceless as is taking anybody out for a spin their expressions again priceless track days are fine when it is FINE but if it aint, then its wet and a waste of money I find the challenge was the build itself, I don't need a challenge on the road, I just want to enjoy driving it when it is nice weather....just my 2p worth

And that's the thing, that has absolutely zero appeal to me, already done that through a few seasons of autotesting. And while others complimenting the car would be nice, I'm not building it to please them. I'm building it to please me.

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Originally Posted by Powler (Post 98886)
Each to their own, thats what makes building your own car so good. Until I read an article on Ron Champions book, I thought it was an impossible dream.

Exactly. If it wasn't for being able to say I specced (which is taking a lot of time spent and several reversed decisions) and built my own car, I probably would have bought an already built car that needed work. I probably would even need to buy some CV boots :)


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