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« Reply #240 on: April 14, 2018, 08:10:38 AM »

Dear newbie,not that I'm an expert but I'd check with other members before you start building anything which evolves cutting off outriggers etc ?
DVLA are cracking down on stuff now.. Cry
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« Reply #241 on: April 14, 2018, 02:47:28 PM »

Hiya. Welcome to the World of Mank Smiley
As Steve says, cutting the outriggers off the Scimitar chassis will put you into MSVA territory. You can add mounting brackets, or re-use original mounts for other purposes, (bolting a new suspension system to the old mounts etc), but as soon as you cut or heavily modify the chassis it should be inspected & re-registered.
Having said that, there's several guys here who've built trikes from scratch & put them through the MSVA test -it's not as difficult as you might think & there's always advice available here. Building a new frame may well be easier, (& prettier), than modifying an old one.
We like lots of photos to look at by the way Smiley
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« Reply #242 on: April 14, 2018, 04:59:32 PM »

Agreed. When DVLA are involved it's usually best to make a new chassis rather than cut up and use parts of an old one.
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« Reply #243 on: April 16, 2018, 02:37:48 AM »

Points taken and heeded, thanks chaps.
The situation is slightly different in Ireland, but whether it's different in a better or a worse way, I've yet to find out.
I know that (same as the UK) a few years ago I could have done what I'm planning and nobody would have batted an eye, but now it's probably tighter.
One thing that used to be, and still will be, required is an Engineer's Report, insisted on by any insurance company (Carole Nash being about the only one that covers trikes here) before they'd issue cover. That was (and is) common for anything out of the ordinary.
I'm uncertain as yet what the legal status of the chassis will be, as it's not yet officially imported as a car, and has been sitting in my yard with its UK plates on for 15 years   Roll Eyes
I might just say I bought from some mad geezer up North.
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« Reply #244 on: April 16, 2018, 03:58:18 PM »

Anyone we know? Smiley
Didn't realise you were in the Emerald Isle. As you say, it may be different there.
I've had to submit engineers reports a few times over the years, but they were usually just a matter of ticking boxes on a form & they accepted my local MOT bloke as a qualified auto engineer.
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