Melvin the Mev Mevster

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster

Postby Phaeton » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:48 pm

So the fun begins, I actually filled in the forms on the web a few days ago, they want the forms signing, but claim that just typing in your name in the signature box is enough which I'm sure I did.

First problem they tell me that I didn't fill it in although I'm sure I did, as I have no printer I wasn't sure what I needed to do, but they had sent me an image of it not filled in so using a drawing package I mocked up a signature & filled it in, that has now been accepted.

Second problem, I sent them an image of a copy of the original invoice which MEV re-issued to me for the princely sum of £75 (I'll not put my feelings here about that), now VOSA are wanting to know why I am using the invoice which is not in my name & 7 years old. I've just replied back to them advising them of the journey of the kit prior to my ownership.

We'll see if I have to jump through more hoops

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster

Postby Phaeton » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:22 am

I'm sure I mentioned up thread that the kit was originally bought by a college, then sold to a guy in Newcastle, VOSA are now stating that I have to provide the invoice/receipt for the sale between the college & the guy in Newcastle, then the invoice/receipt from him to me, I didn't get one but that one is easy, but how can I ask for the invoice/receipt between him & the college that is nothing to do with me, that's his own private business.

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster

Postby Phaeton » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:27 am

Update they have now accepted the application for IVA they now say they are awaiting payment, yep guess what no information in the email on how to pay!

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster

Postby Phaeton » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:30 pm

Got out today to do a bit, managed to fit the wiring tray, it fits under the dash & hides all the electrics including the ECU, I also intend to invert the fuseboxes so they can be changed from inside the car


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I think it needs another fixing around the dipstick area but that will have to come from the outside & be a bolt rather than a rivnut

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This is what will be in the passenger compartment, radius is over 2mm so should be okay, need to make a couple of brackets to hold it up at this side

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Than start ed to try to fit the panels, this one was supposed to be a single piece but no way could I get it to fit, too many complex bends & notches needed, so I cut along its length, I'll get a bit of 50mm aluminium & make a joining piece.

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Re: Melvin the Mev Mevster

Postby Phaeton » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:30 pm

Well a fair bit of time has now passed & a lot of hours have been spent, but looking now I'm not sure where, I was supposed to be having the IVA on the 2nd March but due to the weather I'm not ready, I lost about 3 weekends and multiple afternoons where nothing could be done. It's now booked on the 13th April a couple of weeks further away than I'd hoped but as Stoneleigh isn't happening I suppose it doesn't matter.

I did have a disaster though with the snow, I bonded the screen onto the surround, then trial fitted it to the kit, it fits on with 8x 6mm bolts into rivnuts, I had figured on working on the car the next day so only put in 2x screws, unfortunately we had a heavy snowfall which without having all the bolts the weight of the snow tore the fibreglass >:( >:(


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I've put an aluminium plate behind each side, Tigersealed it, clamped it & left it for 3 days hopefully it'll be strong enough & it's under the bonnet & cannot be seen. I've since found a guy who does fibreglass repairs so if there are any issues I'll take it for a proper repair.

I then had to bond the screen back in again.

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Some more work was done getting the wiring into the tray, some of the exocet guys shorten up the loom but I have decided to be lazy & only chopped out what wasn't needed. I then mounted the wiper motor, which of course I put on the wrong way around to start with ;D ;D .

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Then had to bond all the rear lights into the body & wire them up, Oops image upside down

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Took the airbag out of the steering wheel, intend to IVA with standard wheel then look for a new one afterwards, possibly a snap-off to make getting in easier

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Then started the internal panels didn't come out bad but I think I'll have another go after it's on the road & found out what needs t be changed.

I need to make some small grilles for the heaters, I was going to go with a proper heater box off the engine, but the others lads with Mevsters convinced me not to, i hindsight I should have stuck to me original idea.

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Today I've been test fitting the passenger side side panel, other lads have just bonded these on but I feel that I'd prefer if they were bolted on so they can be removed making modification easier, so I think the way I'm going is 4x 6mm domed head bolts on the top, 2x 6mm bolts on the bottom then run a bead of bonding along the bottom edge which if I want to remove the panel I can cut through the bond with a Stanley knife.

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