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SCAR

posted on 1/9/20 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
Which model

Wonder which model Robin Hood this could be?
eBay Item

Beginning to think buying a kit car for the unaware must be an absolute nightmare

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Mr Whippy

posted on 1/9/20 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
looks more like an MK tbh going by the front wishbone design but I could be wrong
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nick205

posted on 1/9/20 at 03:48 PM Reply With Quote
Having built an MK Indy myself I'd have to agree with Mr Whippy that the front wishbones look MK to me too. That doesn't mean the seller hasn't fitted MK wishbones to a Robin Hood though.
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theconrodkid

posted on 1/9/20 at 04:07 PM Reply With Quote
deffo looks like an MK





who cares who wins
pass the pork pies

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SCAR

posted on 1/9/20 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
Wishbones look MK rest looks VIENTO
nothing looks robin hood

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Deckman001

posted on 1/9/20 at 04:56 PM Reply With Quote
I just tried the reg number with eurocarparts and it wasn't recognised!!
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steve m

posted on 1/9/20 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote
Your all wrong, as the Lotus badge on the nose gives it away

Its a Lotus, end off







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




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motorcycle_mayhem

posted on 1/9/20 at 06:33 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
I just tried the reg number with eurocarparts and it wasn't recognised!!


CBT923V
ROBIN HOOD KIT CAR
Colour
Green
Fuel type
Petrol
Date registered
29 May 1980
MOT valid until
25 May 2021

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Deckman001

posted on 1/9/20 at 06:35 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by motorcycle_mayhem
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
I just tried the reg number with eurocarparts and it wasn't recognised!!


CBT923V
ROBIN HOOD KIT CAR
Colour
Green
Fuel type
Petrol
Date registered
29 May 1980
MOT valid until
25 May 2021


Hopefully just not recognised by them then

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mcerd1

posted on 1/9/20 at 07:21 PM Reply With Quote


that front chassis brace says MK indy to me (at least the older chassis style)
like in this thread: linky

Also it says pre-IVA, fair enough - but since the MK indy's started in 98 and the SVA was from 1st Jan 1998 - its should have had an SVA !


quote:
Parts of the car come from a 1980 Rover SD1 and Ford Sierra parts of the same year
so issued with an old V reg.

since old V reg is 79-80 those sierra parts must be from a pre-production model then (sierra was 82-93)


quote:
Many upgrades in all this time including Sierra front uprights and discs with wilwood 4 pot calipers and a Sierra rear diff with a very expensive helical type LSD fitted to replace the old ford Escort unit and now easily handles all the torque.

translating - this used to have some a live axle and is now IRS/DeDion
(obviously the Indy never had a live axle version)



putting all the bits together - we have an escort based robin hood that was 'upgraded' with just a few little bits like an entire new sierra based MK indy chassis, suspension and running gear - and just for good measure they also stuck a rover v8 in it....
but its still a robin hood.. honest

100% ringer







[Edited on 1/9/2020 by mcerd1]





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mcerd1

posted on 1/9/20 at 07:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
I just tried the reg number with eurocarparts and it wasn't recognised!!

that doesn't mean anything - they don't recognize lots of cars or it brings up the wrong details

they aren't the only ones either - loads of ones do the same eg. castrol, halfords, etc... whatever database they all use has loads of errors
my donor comes up as the V6 instead of the 4cly - and I know its a very genuine car (it only came from next door! )


the official one on gov.uk is probably the best one but even then there are some errors (probably the same as the error's on the V5)
https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla


FORD ROBIN HOOD
Date of first registration May 1980
Year of manufacture 1980
Cylinder capacity 3950 cc
CO₂ emissions Not available
Fuel type PETROL
Euro status Not available
Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Not available
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN
Vehicle type approval Not available
Wheelplan 2 AXLE RIGID BODY
Revenue weight Not available
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 4 November 2011

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gremlin1234

posted on 1/9/20 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
I just tried the reg number with eurocarparts and it wasn't recognised!!

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
shows it as robin hood

but how about...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Locost-7-kit-car/274471815009
registered as a ford popular
"V5 present ( will need registering correctly at some point, but never bothered me as now itís mot and tax exempt so very very cheap to insure )"

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Mr Whippy

posted on 1/9/20 at 11:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
I just tried the reg number with eurocarparts and it wasn't recognised!!

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
shows it as robin hood

but how about...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Locost-7-kit-car/274471815009
registered as a ford popular
"V5 present ( will need registering correctly at some point, but never bothered me as now itís mot and tax exempt so very very cheap to insure )"


That's quite blatant, even says it all escort based and there's nothing ford pop in it. Just grabbed a V5 and used it. I pity anyone nieve enough to buy it.

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JC

posted on 2/9/20 at 05:10 AM Reply With Quote
There is a shot of a square tube chassis brace. Not a Robin Hood!

Looks like a Luego Viento wearing a Hoodie V5 to me.....

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Dingz

posted on 2/9/20 at 10:39 AM Reply With Quote
Early 7 type ones were Cortina and Dolomite based, at least it makes a change from being a Dutton I suppose.





Phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just
went on and on.

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Irony

posted on 3/9/20 at 03:21 PM Reply With Quote
It is not a Viento because it's simply to small in width. I have a Viento and the engine bay is much much wider and deeper. I have never seen a Viento with a RV8 where the air filter sits above the bonnet. You would have to mount the engine on bricks to get it that high
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adithorp

posted on 3/9/20 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
That's not too bad. Could be much worse...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283992857765





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steve m

posted on 4/9/20 at 06:57 AM Reply With Quote
That is incredibly hideous !!





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




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Mr Whippy

posted on 4/9/20 at 07:10 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
That's not too bad. Could be much worse...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283992857765


OMG It's like something out of Mad Max!

[Edited on 4/9/20 by Mr Whippy]

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Myke 2463

posted on 4/9/20 at 07:22 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SCAR
Wonder which model Robin Hood this could be?
eBay Item

Beginning to think buying a kit car for the unaware must be an absolute nightmare



Contact RHOC i think just before RH sold out to GBS they made a square tube chassis, i saw at least 1 at their sale.





Be Lucky Mike.

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nick205

posted on 4/9/20 at 08:31 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
That's not too bad. Could be much worse...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283992857765


OMG It's like something out of Mad Max!

[Edited on 4/9/20 by Mr Whippy]



Now I've seen some wierd looking vehicles, but that (IMHO) just looks wrong in so many ways I don't know where to start apart from.....why?

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nick205

posted on 4/9/20 at 08:43 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JC
There is a shot of a square tube chassis brace. Not a Robin Hood!

Looks like a Luego Viento wearing a Hoodie V5 to me.....



Other manufacturers use square tube chassis braces (MK do for a start (I built an MK Indy)).

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jacko

posted on 4/9/20 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
This car is though and though Indy
The only thing is I didnít know a rover v 8 would fit in a Indy chassis

[Edited on 4/9/20 by jacko]

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Edwardo

posted on 6/9/20 at 12:05 AM Reply With Quote
Ring ring,

Another one at it on eBay at the moment.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Locost-7-kit-car-/274484435061

"Will need registering correctly at some point"

Yeah, will need an IVA before you can register it properly mate! Blatantly just using the Ford Popular log book and plates.

How do these people get away with it?! I know not every copper knows about kit cars but anyone can see it's not a ford pop

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