do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

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do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by driftking89 » 31 May 2013 08:39 pm

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not ever seen it done before so thought id give it ago do i do this to mine obviously finished off better but you get the gist?

dont hate this is on its way to a scrap yard as very rotty
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by classicswede » 31 May 2013 10:37 pm

Did you get the idea from this build?

http://www.drift-france.com/forum/viewt ... 9&start=60
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by driftking89 » 31 May 2013 11:09 pm

been looking all week to see if it had been done but thats a four door is it not / question is do i do it
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Jun 2013 06:53 am

If it's for drifting then it's going to be a bit wank, no rigidity in the chassis and no weight over the back. Pickups don't really work for drifting unless you've got a massively heavy back axle like in 7/940s.

if it's just a bit of fun, hell why not?
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by MCHUDD » 01 Jun 2013 10:56 am

Hi mate.
Not a bad idea providing you have the proper skills to do the job right.
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Post by thebear54 » 01 Jun 2013 11:14 am

Do it !!!
Would be the most unusual 300 series around...a definite conversation piece (with bragging rights :wink: )

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Post by Nimminz » 01 Jun 2013 01:17 pm

I've always wanted to see it done, i dd a photoshop a coupe of years ago:

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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by driftking89 » 01 Jun 2013 03:00 pm

the only thing is the old chap keeps going on about vosa regecting it on arrival as obviously would have to have them re register it can anyone point me in the right direction in order to enquire about it
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Post by Chris_C » 01 Jun 2013 08:24 pm

Best is to talk to your local VOSA station, mine were really friendly when I had to go there for a VIC check. They are the guys who will be doing the checks.
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Post by volvosneverdie » 01 Jun 2013 09:19 pm

I thought there was no longer a "category" for car derived pick ups (conversions), so they were now impossible to register or mot?

Biva probs info here:
http://www.the-ace.org.uk/biva-pickup-problems/


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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by Speedy88 » 02 Jun 2013 06:16 am

volvosneverdie wrote:I thought there was no longer a "category" for car derived pick ups (conversions), so they were now impossible to register or mot?

Biva probs info here:
http://www.the-ace.org.uk/biva-pickup-problems/


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This was correct. But now there IS a class for them :D
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by volvosneverdie » 02 Jun 2013 08:04 am

Speedy88 wrote:
volvosneverdie wrote:I thought there was no longer a "category" for car derived pick ups (conversions), so they were now impossible to register or mot?

Biva probs info here:
http://www.the-ace.org.uk/biva-pickup-problems/


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This was correct. But now there IS a class for them :D
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by driftking89 » 02 Jun 2013 10:31 am

so do i give vosa a ring and inform then to be doubly sure before i go ahead

as for strength it will be braised with box section will add weight but will look the nuts
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by classicswede » 02 Jun 2013 11:06 am

Braced or brazed?

Sounds like you have a skills to do the job and it would make something different. I would say go ahead, I'd build one myself but for me a van is more practical than a pick up.

I would plan out how you are going to cap the edge of the bed, I you are going to build the bed and seal it. How you are going to close the back off, how you are going to build the tailgate etc.
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Re: do i? dont i? frist 340 pickup

Post by driftking89 » 02 Jun 2013 08:20 pm

blame auto correct on the stupid mac well not going to do a lift down tailgate to much hassle because of the rear lights going to seal it, and if you can imagine boxed all the way around with a floor probably in chequered plate unlike the one from abroad i.e the four door which seems more filler than welding but got to plead with the old chap and vosa to allow me to do it, as i share unit space with my old chap currently taking up one of his spaces :D
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