Post by bullsintransit on Jan 24, 2018 14:39:19 GMT 1
Two asked for receipts done,(the two papers that were missing done and paid with the all important bank stamped receipts) Was a bit worrying to find out that the tax that was required was import duty tax,not the one paid for at time of historic reg inspection but for the first time in process feel I had a touch,vans duty,as it predates their book value info was set at lowest vehicular rate/value,duty was 60€.odd,at this value so I was happy to pay/run away. So back Friday with what they sent me away for,for plate no.issue,no smileys,no hopefully,just and automatic centrepunch and axe case the person behind glass says no....
At a guess they just make it as hard as possible to register stuff to stop people importing.
TBH think it’s more the historic they really make hard,a lot of cars in this area(work van transit 3/4/5) are german imports,garages bring them in to sell on once registered,the first guy I saw would of done process if not historic for €150(now I know plus taxes!). Garage I had wing on van painted to match did this,but thinking about it they had a Merc 280sl pagoda,Alfa Gtv 2000 (early ‘junior ‘ bertone shape) and the ex Argentinian Envoys Armstrong-Siddley Saphire LHD and auto all good/vgc but unregistered sitting there.
Post by bullsintransit on Apr 19, 2018 20:39:16 GMT 1
Changed front shock bushes and shackle bushes today,as well as adj tappets,oil,brakes etc,van was getting progressively ‘woolier’ to drive,lately been racking up miles tooing and froing from vets,basically twin track costal/mountain roads with equal amount of ‘a’roads,80 km return,proper driving roads,but if your wrong it’s big time,cliff one side,railing,drop the other,anything coming the other way bigger than a car your dealing with an 8ft carriage way,this is up and down hills and round double hairpins with up to 80 mph gusts,boot a normal car and you can give yourself a cold sweat and a smile easily,or smashed car and a frown just as. Drive a Transit V4 colonge normally you can give yourself the same smile,but never break a speed limit,well,I can now I’ve done the bushes,bit of sweat,no more cold sweat.
Post by FredTransit on Apr 20, 2018 11:45:15 GMT 1
You're braver than me BIT. I didn't like the high bridges near Belgium, in a Mk2 DI! Taller van though, and more sensitive to high winds. How's the dog? Hope it's not too serious a reason you are going to the vet.
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