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  1. skotl

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    Must be. Reminds me... must make up a new plate...
     
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  2. addjunkie

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    Landrover springs to mind here a bit too.
     
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  3. Justme

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    As asked, like for like?
     
  4. Justme

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    Not my area but I think land rovers need Q plates if re chassied.

    The reg number is tied to the chassis not the body panels.
     
  5. postie jon Member

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    defo not. mine had a new chassis same reg plate , and my mates just had a new 1 fitted to his td5. the garage is going to fit his chassis to another once repaired.
     
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  6. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Good point - yes; pretty much repaired / replaced as-was
     
  7. Justme

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    I know that is what happens but not sure its correct.

    Did you change the chassis number?
     
  8. Justme

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    Then no issue.
     
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  11. postie jon Member

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    no . chassis no. was stamped into the front dumb irons beside the spring hangers , which is commonly the part that has to be repaired or replaced when they rot. new galv chassis come with no chassis no. . what used to happen in days gone by was you swapped no plates onto a similar vehicle and uncrewed the chassis plate from the dash with the 2 phillips screws and away you went to the testing stn for an mot .
     
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  12. armalites Member

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    Yes I fully understand that but the point I'm making is for Historic Vehicle qualification there is a requirement for the vehicle to not have substantial change and replacing a chassis with a new like for like doesn't count as a substantial change so replacing a chassis would not mean Q plate. Q plate vehicles can't have Historic Status.

    What you can't do is use a secondhand chassis from another vehicle, obviously this opens a can of worms in the fact because you could use an unmarked galv chassis from a failed project and nobody would be any the wiser.

    Chassis replacement is very common on old Land Rovers and what people tend to do is stamp the chassis number. Chassis swaps are so common and there are several companies whose sole business is making chassis so if every one of those vehicles had to have a Q plate there would have been uproar by now.
     
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  13. 8ob

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    Also quite possible over many years that something like a landrover which is completely bolted/riveted together has very few of the original components left. Its called progressive change according to a DVLA chap and perfectly acceptable.

    Bob
     
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  14. Justme

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    Often things happen for years with apparently no problems.
    Then suddenly officialdom realise the issue & its poop > fan time.

    I was browsing a Landy forum when I spotted the issue re chassis & registrations.
    They (the re builders) knew about it but unless you inform the DVLA they wont know its been done.
    How much of a car has to be there for it still to be the original car?
    On a monocoque its basically the body shell as it has the numbers on it.
    Not a big jump to see that on a car like a landy its the frame as that also has the numbers.
     
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