Rego in NSW?

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Rego in NSW?

Postby rphi6876 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:09 pm

Hi,
I am thinking about restoring a buggy, but before I pull the trigger I just wanted to get some up to date info. I have spoken to a few mechanics read a few forum posts and all seem to have conflicting or out of date advice. From what I gather trying to register a SWB buggy with no prior rego is treated as an ICV and is going to cost big bucks to get registered (if at all).
However, the LWB (with no prior rego as a buggy) only needs to meet the ADR's for the new body so does not need to meet the emissions/padded dash/ blah blah regulations. If thats the case what would be the requirements to get a LWB buggy registered for the first time?
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby BlueV2 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:20 am

I got my LWB buggy registered 3 years ago in NSW for the first time, so my information is fairly recent....however, the best thing you can do is find an RTA certified engineer to talk to and then stick with him and do what he wants. In the end it is he who will be giving you the engineers report.

Having said that, the body has to comply with current ADR's so it does have to have a padded dash, correct seat belt mounts, heated demisters, windscreen washer, padded rollbar, etc. If you change the engine to a later model (ir Subaru or something) then you have to comply with emissions from the year of the engine, but the exhaust noise only needs to be from the year of chassis manufacturing.

But like I said, find an engineer, go through it all with him so that you know what is needed up front. Like you said, everyone seems to have a different opinion, but the one that matters is the one yor engineer has :)

Good luck, and keep us informed of how you go...with pictures :!: :wink:
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby rphi6876 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:49 pm

Thanks for the reply. Not quite the news I was hoping for. In saying that, can anybody recommend an engineer in the Sydney area with buggy experience?
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby Tratty » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:37 pm

You will probably get the response you require from here http://dunebuggyandbajaadventures.freef ... /index.php , although a lot of the blokes that used to use this forum now use face book, maybe Blue could give you a face book link I have no idea :(
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby kitcar » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby BlueV2 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:46 pm

A guy in Sydney who recently (this year) got his Sharpbuilt registered used these engineers.

http://vmcengineering.com/

ROBERT ELLIOT IS THE ENGINEER AND HE HAS BEEN DOING ALL TYPES OF VEEDUBS

I used Athol Mullen from Mullen Engineering in Newcastle area. Just google him he will come up. He now has the new engineer registration stuff sorted out so he can now do buggies again.
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby rphi6876 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:15 pm

Again, thanks for the replies- seems an engineer is pretty hard to find. For others looking in the future I tried calling Athol Mullen yesterday and it seemed he is currently still trying to sort out some insurance problem so isnt currently in a position to approve a buggy, but should be in the future. Another engineer with buggy experience is Alan Nicholson near dural I gave him a call and I was informed he isnt currently taking on any more cars, ill give Robert a call tomorrow and inform of his response.
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby swannysmanx » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:28 pm

I also spoke to Athol Mullins from Cardiff recently and was surprised how easy he made it with his wealth of knowledge concerning buggies and VWs and rego. My stock '69 manx swb only needs a blueslip. His number is 0414685537
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Re: Rego in NSW?

Postby DDWR450F » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:44 pm

Wow Swanny that was bloody easy!!!!

Yeah i used Athol and he was very helpful.
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