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  1. Thanks for that, Tony, you're quite right. The and/or is implied rather than actually stated.
  2. That's a shocking experience and |I feel for you - it wou;d have been worth pursuing to get the money back. The one time I took a vehicle for an SVA at a VOSA station was rather better. I imported an Uaz 469. I went along to Avonmouth, frankly expecting to have the tyres kicked and be told to bugger off. Not a bit of it. He went through it with a fine toothed comb and it failed on 22 different items. I was amazed at just how much failed to comply with (the then) EU conformity. I thought I was going to be stuck with a pup which I couldn't use and wouldn't be able to sell. But... the te
  3. You're doing a really lovely job with it. I've much enjoyed following your thread.
  4. Yours is my favourite thread on this forum - I have read it from the very beginning - several times. The standard of workmanship you share between you is really impressive and, actually, so are your photography skills. I very much look forward, one day, to seeing your vehicles at a rally in the flesh. Really interesting. 10 68
  5. That's really very nice, indeed. And valuable as well, now. What tyres are you using?
  6. Go in the first week of April - everything should be in place by then. And then, best of all, buy your silver on black number plates! A Lightweight looks so much better with them!
  7. Exactly. As I wrote above... I took my paperwork to the post office - they weren't interested in any supporting documents, but simply sent off the V5 and within a couple of days DVLA had changed the status on line showing the vehicle as exempt from MOTs. The Post Office, despite being small and with relatively new staff, weren't phased in the slightest - they seemed to be familiar with the process, which surprised me. The replacement V5 was back within about three weeks." The Post Office hadn't been open a year at that point, yet they still knew what was required. All perfectly
  8. This all cropped up a few months back. I had thought that a current MoT was a necessity. "Oats and Barley" assured me that that wasn't the case and he was right. Your vehicle does not require a current MoT. This was the exchange, " "You're right - but that applies from each April. So it won't change to 1 Jan 1981 until April 2002. But... and this is the more important point: it looks as though you are quite right regarding not requiring an MoT and, for that I sincerely apologise and thank you. Because, it seems there is a form V112 on which you can declare that the vehicle doe
  9. Larry, Something was a bit odd about the first link I gave you for North Hants Tyres - try this link instead. https://www.northhantstyres.com/tyre-finder.php then look for 6.50x16. They seem to have just one in stock at the moment and, while not exactly Goodyear Hi Milers, they're about as close as one can get readily in new tyres https://www.northhantstyres.com/img/tyres/sta/STA-Super-traxion-650x16.gif
  10. A couple of interesting points have been raised in this thread which prompted me to look a bit deeper. I am fortunate in having a copy of the FVRDE “Notes for Acceptance Meeting on Lightweight Landrover” dated 20 April 1967 in which these points are clarified. Attached to the Notes is an additional 4-page summary of the “Lightweight Version of Short Wheelbase Land-Rover” which gives the initial requirement, description and “Standard Specification – Land-Rover Models, Model – 88” Lightweight W.D”. It claims that the oil cooler has been deleted, suggesting that it is an earlier document than
  11. https://www.northhantstyres.com/img/tyres/sta/STA-Super-traxion-650x16.png Try them. Easier than going to the Far East or the USA. But, also keep your eye on Bay and Withams. I bought a pair of genuine HiMilers about two months ago NOS and shortly after Withams had a set of four in one of their auctions.
  12. Absolutely stunning - a lovely job. Good luck with the registration process and road testing 1068
  13. This really does have to be utter tosh. So the man who bought the land knew the history of the vehicle because the guy who sold him it admitted to him that he had stolen it? More to the point, anyone with any knowledge of military accounting in the 1970s/80s could never give credence to such a story. Some soldiers steal a vehicle... the unit then allows the platoon sergeant to "sort out the problem" but he fails. So the regimental quartermaster does what? The CO does what? The soldiers who, presumably, have been returned to the unit do what? They don't claim at their own court marti
  14. I ought to have replied more promptly to this. I followed your advice, took my paperwork to the post office - they weren't interested in any supporting documents, (as you forecast) but simply sent off the V5 and within a couple of days DVLA had changed the status on line showing the vehicle as exempt from MOTs. The Post Office, despite being small and with relatively new staff, weren't phased in the slightest - they seemed to be familiar with the process, which surprised me. The replacement V5 was back within about three weeks. I am very glad you challenged my preconception regarding the M
  15. It's second only to one which was on eBay a few months back - my all time favourite! It had a large sign over the windscreen "LAD Armourer" and it was covered with every piece of REME recovery kit you could imagine. It had a cab top with grilles over all the windows and, because of the weight of the snatch blocks on the bonnet, a patent screw assisted mechanism for raising the bonnet with a large handle at the front - just beside the enormous vice. And, funnily enough, that was a good lightweight underneath as well. I kept a photo of it, but, for some reason it won't download. 10 68
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