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Author: Subject: IVA test centres still open ?
Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
IVA test centres still open ?

Hi All,

Am getting close to the IVA application, does anyone know if the test centres are open ? I've heard a tale that the commercial test places that do both commercial and IVA tests, have had a 6 month extension so may not be open until October !!!



Jason

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gremlin1234

posted on 26/5/20 at 03:19 PM Reply With Quote
didn't take long to find
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-vehicle-approval-tests

and

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/886757/Application-for-a-priorit y-examination-under-the-iva-scheme.pdf

[Edited on 26/5/20 by gremlin1234]

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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 03:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
didn't take long to find
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-vehicle-approval-tests

and

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/886757/Application-for-a-priorit y-examination-under-the-iva-scheme.pdf

[Edited on 26/5/20 by gremlin1234]


I think i'm understanding this, as a Priority number 6 'kit cars', I can still apply using the revised application PT1 ?

Jason

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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
Or is it, first apply for the IVA test, and as long as it gets approved, then add a new application for a Priority application during the Covid 19 times?

Jason

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Myke 2463

posted on 26/5/20 at 04:15 PM Reply With Quote
It's a one person test what is the problem ?





Be Lucky Mike.

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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 04:33 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Myke 2463
It's a one person test what is the problem ?


Hi,

I was very near to applying for an IVA test for my locost kitcar, but i didn't get round to it before the lockdown. So having had a bit more time to finish things and also repair a noisy diff, I can now start to look at the applications again. So having been told there may be a problem, I am now aware that applications can still go through. So I was just after confirmation that I was reading the process correctly that was all

I'll hopefully be applying to the Chatham and the one near Heathrow as a second choice, but having never built a kit car before I am also quite nervous now, wanting to get it as close to passing first time as possible without knowing exactly what i have to do to get it that close.
I have followed the guide book, and found that since I built it over ten years ago, things have changed so a few things had to change on the car. But will be there or there abouts by the end of next week, so I can now start the application process I hope.

Jason

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gremlin1234

posted on 26/5/20 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
I think kit cars/ self build, come priority 6, so new ambulances, other specialist vehicles etc. will have priority, and push you to the back of the queue.
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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 04:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
I think kit cars/ self build, come priority 6, so new ambulances, other specialist vehicles etc. will have priority, and push you to the back of the queue.


Yeah i fully understand that and fully appreciate it too, seeing as my car isn't really a priority so am just glad they might give it a chance.

So was just after confirmation of the complete process now, that's all.

Jason

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steve m

posted on 26/5/20 at 04:57 PM Reply With Quote
Jason,

There was a pace in Merstham/Mitcham area , isn't that were Bob went for his test ?

steve

[Edited on 26/5/20 by steve m]





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 08:46 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
Jason,

There was a pace in Merstham/Mitcham area , isn't that were Bob went for his test ?

steve

[Edited on 26/5/20 by steve m]


Hi Steve,

That's the one Andy (Donut) directed me to, but it is sadly now closed. The closest are Chatham and Heathrow (ish).

Hey ho, I might give the 'remote test' option a go and see if my friendly MOT guy who is setting up my car will try and do it for them

Jason

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steve m

posted on 26/5/20 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
What this Andy ??

www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=showphoto&photo=a66319-IMG_0266.jpeg


[Edited on 26/5/20 by steve m]





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 08:53 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
What this Andy ??


You knew him, he built two MK Indy's, a blue one donut's car
donut's car


and a red one ?

Jason

[Edited on 26/5/20 by Deckman001]

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ianhurley20

posted on 26/5/20 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
A friend of mine applied for IVA a couple of weeks before lockdown and is still waiting so I guess it will be a while before he hears anything positive about a date





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steve m

posted on 26/5/20 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
Ive got a better pic of Andy sitting in my car somewhere,

Jason

I still have all the split/zipped tonneou somewhere, if it fits your Locost you can have it,

steve





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Deckman001

posted on 26/5/20 at 09:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
Ive got a better pic of Andy sitting in my car somewhere,

Jason

I still have all the split/zipped tonneou somewhere, if it fits your Locost you can have it,

steve


Hi Steve, that would be awesome !! If you come across it while having to stay safe at home, let me know, and I could pop down and say hello from a safe distance and pick it up. I often drive near Crawley as my colleague lives just outside Reigate.

Jason

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CosKev3

posted on 27/5/20 at 08:06 AM Reply With Quote
From a article in complete kit car it's only ambulances etc being tested currently, then kit car manufacturers will get preference before individual applications are looked at.
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Deckman001

posted on 27/5/20 at 02:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
From a article in complete kit car it's only ambulances etc being tested currently, then kit car manufacturers will get preference before individual applications are looked at.


Yeah I'd expect Ambulances to be put to the top of any lists and I'd also hope that everyone would prefer that like to happen before any plain kitcars get accepted. I know my place on the lists, but still have a few little bits and pieces to do before i raise my courage to start the IVA applications

Jason

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