So a day under 6 years from when the chassis was delivered the car has passed its IVA test on its first time :woohoo: Ive spent many hours over the last couple of months prepping for the test and luckily it has all now paid off.
So in a little more detail the day went unbelievably well, loaded up the night before and covered her up with a car cover (bloody good job as it pissed down most of the night), really didn't fancy it getting stolen so backed it up agains a tree and then parked the other car in front of it, probably OTT but six years...
The tester was a really nice chap and clearly a car (or more specifically bus) enthusiast who knew his stuff.
The test is a four hour affair that basically checks everything, though they don't remove stuff, not even wheel!
We had done the ramp stuff, the lights, brakes, emissions, speedo, drive around the block and the weights by about 10:00 when he said it was a good time for a cuppa while he did the maths on the braking bias and efficiency, so while Dad and I drank tea and discussed progress the tester chap comes over and says it's basically passed!!! All that was left was the noise test which he said it was too wet to do our side and that he would do it inside but it should pass and it did, happy days...
So by 10:30ish we were ready to load up and on the road by 11:00ish, Amazing!
The only comment and respective adjustment from the inspector and throughout the whole experience was that one headlight was a tad high and the other a tad low, a twist of the spanner later and all good.
When all was finished he seemed genuinely very pleased for us and said it was impressive that it went though without any observations at all (he'd obviously forgotten about the head lights), but no where near as pleased as me.
I'm not gonna apologise for the smug tone because basically I am :hehe: , I never dreamed it would go this well so am fully revelling in it...
So back home and IVA it's time to get her ready for the road.