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Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds In a Vortex with your Phantom build? Share your build experiences here.

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Old 24th April 2007, 21:44
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Nice one Ken.
There was a fantastic girl at the birmingham office, ill dig her name out and let you know, give her a nice smile and she might sqeeuze you in thats what they did for me.
Basically you need to beg lol.
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Old 24th April 2007, 21:49
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Just found the bit of paper, its Miss K Chandler, I think it was Karen, shes in charge of all of the self builds. Very very helpful lady!!
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Old 24th April 2007, 22:00
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Yeh, drove yesterday and today. Passed a nasty 3 car smash on the way back, loads of police in attendance and after about two miles a plain clothes police Volvo pulled me over to enquire why I had no number plates or tax. One of the police knew all about the SVA though and was genuinly interest in the car (just as well I had been taking it easy before they pulled me over)
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Old 24th April 2007, 22:05
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Hi Ed,
have you got a direct number for the Birmingham office, took about 10 mins this afternoon to get a real person on the phone at DVLA and then they wouldn't give me the Chester office number but said they would get someone there to call me back, hopefully before 11.00 a.m. tomorrow.
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Old 24th April 2007, 23:30
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They dont have phone numbers to get through to the local office now, useless idiots, the only way to get hold of them is to fax them asking for them to call you.
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Old 27th April 2007, 00:17
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DVLA inspection this afternoon at 2.30 p.m. number plates made by 4.00 p.m.
Yeee haaaa, legally on the road at last!

Still got a list of things to sort out though.
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Old 27th April 2007, 07:26
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I take it you aren't getting the tax disc post-dated a few days to next month to get the most out of it? Where did you manage to get teh inspection so quickly?
We need more pictures now! Don't know if you saw but somebody on pistonheads spotted you out driving..
Rich
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Old 27th April 2007, 12:54
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Look forward to seeing (and photographing?????) the car at Stoneleigh.

I see a magazine feature . . . . .
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Old 28th April 2007, 21:29
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Saw Paul Sergent the head kit car examiner by chance at Chester DVLA office on Wednesday and explained I had been building the car for the last 4 years and really would like to have the car registered and on the road for Stonliegh. Although Chester office had told me the earliest they could book me in for inspection was 14th May Paul went out of his way to get me booked in for inspection (in Holyhead !) on the Thursday. As it turned out he could not fit me in but instead rang me back on Wednesday afternoon and said he had left instructions with two junior inspectors to do the inspection at Chester office 2.30 p.m. on the Thursday.
Have to say that the positive and encouraging attitude of the people I met at DVLA and SVA has made me revise my own attitude towards civil servants. They are not all nit-picking jobsworths and some will obviously go out of thier way to be helpful.
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Old 28th April 2007, 21:34
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Rich, actually only worked out at 3 for having the car on the road for the 5 days left in April coz' the registration fee goes up to 50 from 1st May.
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Old 28th April 2007, 21:37
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Excellent stuff Ken.
When you having it remapped?
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Old 28th April 2007, 22:07
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Not sure yet, few things to sort out before it goes back and it seems to perform o.k. for the time being.
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Old 28th April 2007, 22:17
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Nice one Ken.....my desktop wallpaper for this week is.....

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/71/1...picgallery.htm

Looks lovely

John
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Old 30th April 2007, 00:01
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Thanks John,
have been told it sounds quite good as well!
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