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  1. #21 Re: Marlin Roadster Registration Advice 
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    Hi stevejgreen,

    Thank you for informing me! ill remember that its a marina diff,
    I do have an MGB engine and gearbox as I bought it separately for this project before i even got the marlin!
    When i measure up on the weekend its going to need some modification to allow the MGB gearbox to fit as you right its a lot bigger!
    Have people fitted the B box in one of these before or just stuck with the marina box?

    Any ideas about if it's worth chasing the old registration without having a VIN?

    At the moment in time I'm thinking this project will end like this:
    Get an New VIN (hopefully that's easy)
    Modify the hell out of it to make it comply with IVA
    Get it tested
    Get it registered
    Get it MOT'd
    Ta-da (Long way down the road!!!)

    anyone think differently?

    cheers all!
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    Other than historical interest, the original chassis no is not required if you are going to the trouble of putting it through IVA. You can make up any number you like, preferably with the number of digits to suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copperleaves11 View Post
    Other than historical interest, the original chassis no is not required if you are going to the trouble of putting it through IVA. You can make up any number you like, preferably with the number of digits to suit.
    I don't think so, see https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registrat...ication-number
    BTW the chassis number has to be stamped on the car and the IVA manual defines how and where (I know because my Cabrio failed IVA because the chassis number did not conform to the regulations)
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    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 150bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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    Just popped an email to DVLA to start the request for a new VIN, i can see this project being a pain in the bum... BUT its a learning opportunity!!!

    copperleaves11 my neighbor said the same thing but i think it's changed (will fin out more soon i hope) the DVLA give you one by the way the website reads.
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    A long time ago in a place not far away (my drive) I built a Spartan Treka. I did invent a VIN for it, CAC-01 (my initials plus a number) My wife wasn't happy when she realised the last in the sequence could be CAC-99
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 150bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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    If you know the chassis number and the VIN number then I suggest you simply make your own Chassis and VIN plates - I'm sure that you can make something that would be nearly impossible to tell apart - and then "rust" and repaint
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    there are outfits here in france that offer that service, in fact used them to produce a plate for my berly after the French mot equiv questioned the rather amateurish original!
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    I bought the blank VIN Plate from the club goods and using a friends stamp set made my own.

    Simples.

    20190716_181344.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncan View Post
    If you know the chassis number and the VIN number then I suggest you simply make your own Chassis and VIN plates - I'm sure that you can make something that would be nearly impossible to tell apart - and then "rust" and repaint
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    My roadster early marina based car has aluminium fill in panels underneath the doors. The chassis number is stamped into the top of this panel (passenger side). It might be worth looking there for a chassis number.
    If the picture looks odd the floor was removed when photo was taken
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    Good evening all!

    Sorry for the late reply! Thank you for yours!

    Thank you for the info on the VIN plates, but unfortunately I do not have the Vehicle Identification Number itself as the previous owner welded a bracket where it is supposed to be...

    John Cole77
    Thank you for the image, that is definitely somewhere I will check on Saturday!

    On the bright side I have received today a new VIN from the DVLA!! WHOOP!

    So now it has an identity I am happier to spend some money and time to begone making this meet the IVA requirements!

    Question: has anyone made a Marlin IVA compatible before?
    As I'm wondering if I make a guide from my experience as I go would it be useful?
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