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Old 14th December 2011, 01:48 PM
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Shoot me if I am wrong but are we not confusing LVLO with DVLA,LVLO being loacal vehicle licensing office that deal with chassis number issue and V5 applications etc.
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Old 14th December 2011, 04:59 PM
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Googled LVLO and came up DVLA. are we not allowed to make our own using say your initials and postcode for example.

The original requirements were:
The VIN number must consist of 17 digits. Numbers or letters or a mixture. Do not use letter "Z", "I" or letter "O" but figures "1" and "0" are ok
The information must be shown in a single line. You should start and end with an asterisk so no numbers/letter can subsequently be added
Capital letters and numerals must be used for the manufacturer’s name and VIN

10. There must not be any gaps large enough to insert extra characters between the characters for the VIN shown on the manufacturer’s plate or stamped into the vehicle.
Other than in the case of a Mass Produced vehicle the characters on the manufacturer’s plate must be at least 3.5mm high.
The characters used for the VIN stamped into the chassis, frame or other similar structure must be at least 3.5mm high.

Or contact DVLA office and ask them for one, but may have to wait a month or more,
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Old 14th December 2011, 08:48 PM
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TSM Locost,

looks like you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick!

We are not discussing obtaining, or the spec., for a VIN number, but the consequence of the proposed DVLA local office closures on registering one's vehicle to obtain a V5 after passing IVA.


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Old 16th December 2011, 05:14 PM
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Whatever happens it will result in less of a service from dvla which can only be described as piss poor at best. Anyone that has tried the dvla metal mickey mindless phone option system thats in place will know its already a load of tosh with worse to come

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Old 16th December 2011, 06:07 PM
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I called into Portsmouth DVLA office yesterday to get my VIN. I won't go into too much detail but some staff really DONT know what they are talking about . However eventually got to talk to somene who showed a bit of interest and came away with a VIN.
At the end of our chat I asked how this would work when the offices closed and the answer is that the whole process will be done by correspondance only (no personal visits) with Swansea.

So if you have half a chance of finishing your build in the next 6-12 months get on with it before the whole system is in chaos.
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