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Fixed head to Drop head and DVLA

PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:08 pm

With another thread discussing q plates , does anybody know how DVLA react to fixed head to drop head conversions

My car is a genuine type 45 but unusually it?s been converted to a fixed head , I am thinking of restoring it back to a drop head but am unsure how DVLA record the change , if they were to declare it a major alteration and issue a Q plate it would kill off the idea

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PostPost by: 661 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Oddly, my Type 45 was a FHC when purchased, now back to DHC.
I can't recall exactly ( had the car since '86) but I think I notified the DVLA that there was an inaccuracy on the V5 and they changed it to DHC without a quibble. Was a long time ago.
If yours was a DHC out the factory then there will be evidence to say so. You too could claim an inaccuracy??
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:48 pm

Mine was a type 36 but fitted with a new DHC body. I asked the dvla to change it, initially they refused but when I pointed out that I could get stopped by the police as the car wouldn?t match the record they relented and changed it.
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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 pm

I phoned DVLA today and they just said once the change was made sent pictures including the registration and they would update the log book. I hope it really is that simple.

I quite like the idea of putting it back to a DHC , even though it?s expensive , but then most hobbies are

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:54 am

I guess it can be changed like Colour or transmission type, it sounds like the problem is when you swap the body or chassis/Subframe/Frame for anything other than factory spec.
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