|Posted by Simon Ganderton on May 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM|
Having had some splendid weather for the Ronart's first two outings, things didn't look too good for the visit to Poole for the DVLA inspection. I took a few precautions by covering half of the cockpit with plastic sheet and the seats with towels but as I set off the sky turned black and the heavens opened. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't simply rain but a full on hail storm! After a couple of minutes, the pain was too much and I had to dive into a petrol station for shelter. After the worst had passed I carried on to the inspection to meet the DVLA chap.
A very pleasant chap he was too, he looked over the car, checked the chassis & engine numbers and discussed the donor vehicle with me. He seemed suitably happy with the component sources and confirmed that an age related plate would be appropriate. Following the inspection I headed for home and as luck would have it I encountered another wall of hail which only subsided as I reached home.
If all goes to plan I have only to wait for the DVLA to issue a number and the tax disk before the car can be legally driven again. The only other job is to make or buy a properly fitted tonneau cover to protect the interior when the car is parked outside.