WesBrooks Posted June 30, 2015 Share Posted June 30, 2015 Hi All, I'm considering some modifications to my project vehicle that would require an IVA. I'm begining to get some idea of the level of work that would be required to get it through but would like to hear from anyone who's been involved in getting a landrover based project through an IVA since the change from SVA. I'm not looking for ways to avoid the IVA, I know how to structure my project to do that if I choose to go that way. I've seen the manuals, and I've seen this guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass I'm regually seaching the topic online but fresh view points are always appreicated! ~ Out of curiosity are there significant areas a standard Defender would struggle with? ~ Do people generally leave the winch off because it falls foul of the radius checks or are there other reasons? ~ Could my upper seat belt mounts be on a bracket which is welded along one edge to the roll cage or does it need to be bolted in to a threaded sleave that is welded at both sided throught the cage? ~ Could the cage that is holding the upper seat belt mounts be bolted to the chassis via the body mounts or would it need to be welded? ~ I'm assuming emmissions would be age related to the engine? ~ When doing the points system to establish identity does the engine number just have to match or does it need to be the same spec as when it left the factory? I've a serpentine 3.9V8 (needs an overhaul compression below 150psi for high comp engine) that I was considering tophat liners, drilling for cross bolts, and perhaps increasing capacity. That'll do for now. If anyone has links to any internet blogs etc detailing peoples experience of (eventually?) passing the IVA test please share them. I've pretty much convinced myself that keeping the LPG on would be asking for trouble. Can't see how the wing tank would be deemed adiquately protected and there so much more hoses and wires to look after! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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