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Post by ozbox on 16/2/2010, 1:36 am

last year i purchased a wb ute running a 350 chev t400 and on gas which was a real pig but still registered but not engineered because it was done 20 odd years ago....i then purchased a windowless wb panelvan with a good body and then swapped the bodies......the rest of this story will interest nsw guys... Very Happy

i was just gunna leave the ute rego with the van body but decided that i should be able to do a blue slip for body variant and weight variant..after a couple of calls to blue slip places i found someone that knew what i was talking about...so yesterday i had it blue slipped for a body variant and weight change and the wb ute is now legally a wb panelvan in nsw with no engineers cert and without having to do a new registration....mind you it looks like an hj van as i got rid of all wb stuff...should have it painted and signwritten within the next couple of months but at least its legal and i can drive it.... pirat

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Re: ute to van conversion..

Post by Ramble on 16/2/2010, 4:26 am

Well there you go. Shocked
I was always under the impresion that the chassis number dictated what the finished product would be as we tryed put a one tonner chassis under our 1952 dodge sedan and the RTA told us that it would be rego'ed as a one tonner.that was a few years back. scratch go figure
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Post by ozbox on 16/2/2010, 4:38 am

chassis does dictate rego...ute and van have the same chassis so doing a body swap is only changing the variant and weights on the rego papers as wheelbase is the same and you are not changing the chassis number.. Wink

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Re: ute to van conversion..

Post by Ramble on 16/2/2010, 4:41 am

Arnt the chassis about 130mm differnt between ute and van though?
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Re: ute to van conversion..

Post by ozbox on 16/2/2010, 5:25 am

ute and van are the same chassis and 1 tonner is about 6 inches longer.

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Post by mazdragon on 16/2/2010, 5:38 am

what...only 6?
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Post by ozbox on 16/2/2010, 5:46 am

mazdragon wrote:what...only 6?

i could lie like most men about lengths.... Shocked

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Post by Ramble on 16/2/2010, 10:45 am

ozbox wrote: i could lie like most men about lengths.... Shocked

Ive been known to "extend" the truth a little Embarassed
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Re: ute to van conversion..

Post by ozbox on 28/2/2010, 5:46 am

and here we are before the painting stage..




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Re: ute to van conversion..

Post by Ramble on 28/2/2010, 7:05 am

Looks really good so far, what dash have you got in it? Are the hj-hz same as the WB?
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Post by ozbox on 1/3/2010, 1:03 am

wb is the same dash as in pad and instruments as hz...im just running stock instruments and will put in some aftermarket gauges for temp and oil...im not fussed on a gts dash for this one as it will be a signwritten daily driver...the muraled hq will get all the goodies.. Twisted Evil

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