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Old 12th October 2009, 16:45
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hi,need some exterior door handles for my speedster, thinking of using the tradititional chrome mini ones,any one no if these will pass the iva test, or have you any other suggestions for door handles, original porsche ones almost £500,sod that,cheers
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Old 13th October 2009, 07:27
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it's just wether they comply with the external projections rules - just look up that section in the IVA manual online
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Old 13th October 2009, 07:33
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The IVA manual in addition to the radius tests for external projections (section 16) states:
20.
Handles, hinges, push buttons, and fuel tank filler caps must not protrude more than 50mm from the external surface if the component does not project beyond the extreme outer edge of the vehicle. This is reduced to 40mm in all other cases.
21.
All handles must be enclosed in a protective surround or be recessed, unless they cannot in any circumstance project beyond the extreme outer edge of the vehicle.
22.
Handles that rotate parallel to the plane of the panel must be turned inwards towards the plane of the panel.
23.
The open end of any handle that rotates parallel to the plane of the panel and protrudes beyond the extreme outer edge of the vehicle must face rearwards.
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Any handle that does not protrude beyond the extreme outer edge of the vehicle must have:
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The open end facing rearwards, or
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the open end shielded to the front by a protective surround, or
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the open end recessed into the bodywork, or
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a gap measuring a maximum of 2mm between the open end of the handle and the vehicle body.
25. Handles that pivot outwards must have the open end facing rearwards or downwards, unless they have an independent return mechanism which in event of return mechanism failure will not allow the handle to project more than 15mm.

Somehow I thnik the old mini handles will fail
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Old 13th October 2009, 09:29
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Is it a Chessil Speedster? What do they say? Don't they have a prefered handle that they use?

If not, can't you get through the test without external handles? It's an open top car, so you could just open the door with the internal handles, like we do on the sportster...
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Old 13th October 2009, 09:45
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I'm sure these chaps would know an awful lot more about it:

http://www.speedsters.com/index.htm
http://www.chesil.biz/Chesil_Home.htm

http://www.chesil.biz/Chesil_Prices_K.htm
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