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Old 18th February 2010, 20:18
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Well - application is now winging it's way to Swansea. Snow storms not withstanding...
No turning back now!

Have you covered all the sharp edges on the bonnets yet?

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Old 18th February 2010, 21:03
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Strangely enough, that's exactly what I was doing tonight!
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Old 18th February 2010, 22:33
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There's a couple of edges on the front suspension/steering rack they got me on... don't forget they will look at it from underneath, so get down low when you're looking for those edges...
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Old 19th February 2010, 07:38
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There's a couple of edges on the front suspension/steering rack they got me on... don't forget they will look at it from underneath, so get down low when you're looking for those edges...
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Yeah you wouldn't want the odd hedgehog to cutting themselves rummaging around down there

Don't use bostic to glue down rubber though it's a real PITA to get off afterwards.
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Old 19th February 2010, 08:23
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Don't use bostic to glue down rubber though it's a real PITA to get off afterwards.
Oops. I used a few dabs of impact adhesive. Good job I have some good solvent!
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Old 19th February 2010, 09:48
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Insurance - I've just got a quote from Footman James, and I'm waiting on one from Adrian Flux... Anywhere else I should try?

FJ has quoted 232 fully comp with 3,000 miles
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Old 19th February 2010, 09:55
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Adrian Flux provided mine last year. As far as I can remember it was 180 for 6000m, and no time limit on getting it registered.

A couple of others insurance companies only gave you a month to get it registered, which taking into account IVA, IVA re-test then DVLA inspection could be a bit tight.

As for the glue, it has to be sufficient to make the testers believe its a permanent fixture. Double sided sticky tape will not do
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:02
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180 sounds very good - but then I do have a -ahem- "motoring conviction"

How long did it take for AF to get back to you? I filled in their online form, and it said I'd get an email... Nothing yet.

FJ was very pushy - No sooner had I filled in the form and recieved the almost instantaneous email, I had a phone call from their call centres asking if the quote was OK and how would I like to pay.... :/
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:26
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I did it over the phone. And no convictions.
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Just had a nice chat with a lady at AF. 204 fully comp.

Looks like they'll be getting my money then.
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I've used Adrian Flux from the beginning.
My premium last year was 143, but i am an old bugger.
Fully Comp, Agreed value, garaged and limited mileage.

They also did me Rescue and Recovery for 32 !


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I use Adrian Flux too but I've got 4 drivers on mine so it's a bit more expensive.
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Old 19th February 2010, 19:14
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I use Adrian Flux too, 180 for 1500 miles I think, but my speedo has had a terrible calibration accident...
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Old 22nd February 2010, 19:54
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Don't use bostic to glue down rubber though it's a real PITA to get off afterwards.
Geeeez, tell me about it.
I spent nearly the whole day yesterday cleaning mine off and i'm still recovering from the solvent fumes!
I think you'll need to stick them on for the IVA to make them permenant but my advice is clean them off the week after the IVA and don't leave it 18 months like I did.
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Ooo-errr.... Just had a call from Swansea, and they've just relieved me of my test fee. Ouch.
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Indeed ouch.

Next step is to get past the jobsworth who will doubt you built the car by yourself!
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Yes the nice lady from Torchwood... Sorry, Vosa said it would be looked at by the Weevils from the tech section next.

(Yes, I know. Wrong city, but the DVLA is so big it might as well have torn a rift in the fabric of spacetime...)
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Yes the nice lady from Torchwood... Sorry, Vosa said it would be looked at by the Weevils from the tech section next.

(Yes, I know. Wrong city, but the DVLA is so big it might as well have torn a rift in the fabric of spacetime...)
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Old 23rd February 2010, 23:42
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You need to move to the south-west - its much more chilled down here
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I know. My mother used to live in Okehampton.

I always used to be amazed with chilled and relaxed attitude to parking in the West Country. There where several locals who thought that parking diagonally across the T-Junction to the carpark outside my Mum's place was a perfectly sensible place to leave a car...

Proper Job!
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