this one has been out of my hands a few weeks now and the bodywork is coming along nicely. i called in for a look recently and im well happy with how its progressing.
the van was inside nice and dry for nearly 6 months so i took no chances when moving it as the weather wasnt great!!
i also brought a brochure from my collection so the bodywork man can hopefully fake the original lines where the panels meet in the finished filler with a run of a cutting disc on a straight edge.....at least i hope he will if he has enough patience left at that stage!!!!
and heres how she looks at the moment.
just the right hand side of the van to be filled and prepped, few more wee dents to be sorted, and it will be getting close. its turned into a pretty big project this one!!
ive only recently got a provisional to go some way to cover me if im stopped!! like a lot of other things in our country its a total rip off to get a trailer licence. between compulsory lessons (with an appointed driving school, who also offer hire of a vehicle and trailer to do the test, which is recommended for a pass!!!) and doing the test there wouldnt be much change left out of 500 quid!!
i have over 15 yrs experience towing trailers and no doubt well over 100k miles under my belt with all the long uk runs etc but ill still have to jump through several hoops to get sorted.
the real hilarity was a couple of years ago when trailer licences became a requirement here and the farmers groups started making noise about it, they were granted an amnesty for a couple of months where they could just go in and add the trailer to theyre car licence with no test as long as they held a car licence before 1989!!!
different laws for everyone it seems!!
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2016 9:58:20 GMT 1 by oldskooler
Post by irishtransit on Jul 11, 2016 16:32:20 GMT 1
i thought that all changed fred for everyone.i passed my test in 84 and on my license I can drive upto 7.5 ton with a trailer upto 12 ton total but I thought that all went out the window probably thanks to Europe. Declan that's a shear rip off I mean one minute you can tow a trailer then the next day you can't.and they go on about the speed van being a rip off I think this is far worse.
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