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Post  dr r on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:14 pm

Being semi-retired, boredom needed to be avoided at all costs so I was delighted when a Scamp appeared at a local car dealer.  First registered in 1966, it has a current logbook but is in need of lots of love and care before it will be back on the road.  I'm hoping that with the help of this forum I'll be able to identify missing parts etc.  I'll  also try to get to the Castle Inn this weekend if there are going to be a few members present.






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Re: New project

Post  Mk3rob on Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Hi
welcome to the mad house.

What you have there is a Mk2 Scamp built on/from a 1966 Mini donor vehicle.
In the engine bay there should/might be an Ally plate stamped with the kit number and year.

Rum Tum Tugger should be along soon and should be able to give you more gen on it as he is The Scamp archivist.

If you look at some the older forum entries you should find some gen on it and if it is Reg'd correctly.

If its not properly registered as a Scamp then you may have been mis-sold it. Sorry
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:58 am

And here I am, right on cue!

My notes on this one say:
e-Bay 11/16 by dealer, non-runner, £1500 0 bids: relisted as Classified Ad £1595.
Previously on e-Bay 10/13 as restoration project, £410, 9 bids. Owners Peter Browning 1994-2013, Michael Ward 1979-94, 4 others. Chassis no 33524881.

Use of the donor registration means the kit was built before 1983 when the Q prefix came into use.
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Post  dr r on Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks for the information. The chassis number you quote matches that on the V5C but it states Mini Scamp, 1st registered 1996. I can't see any chassis number on the car itself. So the question is can it go back on the road just with an MOT (in a year or so time) or do I have something requiring a more complex process?

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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:54 am

Thats good news.

Make up your own ally plate
Fix it up and get it MoT'd

Then attend some Scamp / Kit car shows.

Mine had been off the road for 4 years, dry stored.
I traillered it home 200 miles
Replaced the front and back brakes and it passed its Mot
That was 10 years ago

Its been to the Le Mans 24 heure
Last years Int Mini meet in Belgium

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Post  dr r on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:38 am

Thanks Rob though I'm not sure which bit was the "good news".  There is a meeting at Chertsey this Sunday I'll try to get to.  Oooh parcel force just delivered the new backplates and drums - off to the garage Very Happy.

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Post  OSR on Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:09 pm

The good news is it's correctly registered. All you need to do to get it back on the road is rebuild it, insure it, take it for an MOT and tax it.
Have fun Very Happy
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Post  Steve G on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:42 pm

Hi, that looks like a good project, I like the raised rear wheel arches on it I plan to do something similar on mine eventually. Glad to hear it's registered properly. One question, has the chassis number been taken from the donor car ? I was under the impression early Mk2 Scamps had chassis numbers beginning with 20 or could they be issued with a completely new number as well ?

The chassis number may have been hand stamped on the chassis somewhere normally easy to see it but could now be covered up with a layer of paint.

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Post  mattp on Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:33 am

Looks like a good project there and looking forward to seeing the rebuild as it progresses.

I think I'm right in saying that you can now fill in a form with the DLVA and claim historic vehicle status as it's over 40 years old then it will be tax exempt. Has anyone managed this with a Scamp as I'm going to try myself in 3 years time?

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:46 am

Yes, my Mk1 qualified for tax exemption in ... whenever it was (don't have the car or documents any more and can't be bothered to go back through my bank statements).

The chassis number doesn't look like a Mini one - mind you, it doesn't look like one of Bob Mandry's either. Maybe they took it from the donor and dropped the letters. No matter: as long as it uniquely identifies the car it's OK. Stamp it on a piece of ali and rivet it on, better still write it in weld.
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Post  dr r on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:55 am

The V5C has the taxation class as "historic vehicle" so a previous owner has already taken care of that.  I've searched all the chassis and can't find a chassis number so I'll add that somewhere.

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Re: New project

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:40 pm

I don't know if these are still available but it may be worth a try;
http://www.chassis-plates.com/Mini_Scamp_item1.html
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Post  OSR on Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:20 pm

wezgit daan saaf wrote:I don't know if these are still available but it may be worth a try;
http://www.chassis-plates.com/Mini_Scamp_item1.html

I do hope they are as I bought a couple for my Scamps and they are very nice plates and not too many pennies.
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Re: New project

Post  dr r on Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:53 am

They do -just ordered one cheers
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