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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Zebedee, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Zebedee
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 29


    Hiya, i'm Martin from the west coast of Cumbria in the UK.
    I've been a VW adict for the best part of 25 years but i'm now starting to see the light and feel a Yank motor is what i've been missing in my life.

    As a lurker on here for a good few years i thought it was about time i registered and said hello.
  2. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,884


    Welcome there Zebedee
    What sort of Yank motor spins your wheels?
    Do tell.
  3. Welcome from a former Brit in Nor Cal
  4. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,421

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Welcome from Detroit

  5. ^^^^^ Another displaced Brit ;)
  6. Zebedee
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 29


    I quite fancy a 50's Chevy stepside pickup or even better any 40's/50's CoE truck. They're as rare as hens teeth in the UK though and importing one is a costly exercise. :(
  7. 50 chevy matt
    Joined: Nov 27, 2012
    Posts: 128

    50 chevy matt
    from UK

    Hey Zebedee, welcome from the UK also, i own a 1950 chevy 3100 with a lot done and there are a few of us on here who also own similar trucks
    have a look on the A-D TRUCKS in social, or better still look on my profile and its on there, right hand side, lots of info etc on the 47-53 chevy pickup
    all the best
    p.s. have you signed up on our British forum ? worth having a look .
  8. Zebedee
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 29


    Hiya Matt, never seen the rodsnsods site before. Gonna have to take a look now.:)
  9. kyvetteman
    Joined: May 13, 2012
    Posts: 760


    Welcome from Kentucky & Tennessee in the USA!
  10. I agree with that, R'n'S can really help you out! Welcome to the HAMB!
  11. Welcome Martin from another brit that jumped the pond
    where in Cumbria Workington?
  12. Zebedee
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 29


    I'm just up the road in Maryport.
  13. Tim G
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 548

    Tim G

    Welcome! I'm from the UK too and been into VW's for 20 years, still have a 53 bug and a 61 Canterbury Pitt camper but now most my interest is in pre 55 Yanks... i have a 50 Shoebox Ford on the road but selling it soon to fund my 40 Chevy Coupe. i also fancy a COE, you can pick on up in the States and import it for less than 5K if you buy right... I though that was quite reasonable.
  14. Zebedee
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 29


    5k does sound pretty good.
    I like the idea of a CoE cab on a later drivetrain but I've been wondering how the DVLA would react to a 40's CoE cab on a later pickup chassis though. I suspect it'd not pass the BIVA and would give it a Q plate or even refuse to register it.:(
  15. kooscoe
    Joined: Jan 11, 2007
    Posts: 172


    Cool that you are looking into buying A COE truck. I build my 51 Chevy Coe on to a 1972 GMC 1/2ton pickup chassis.
    But I like to build a new project so my COE truck is for sale.
    Its already on the road legal in Holland so I think it will be much more easier to get it on the road in the UK.
    Greetings Koos


  16. ColinD
    Joined: Mar 18, 2010
    Posts: 1

    from England

    Hi Zebedee

    What you want to do is possible if you do it correctly. It would class as a rebody and would need a visual inspection at a DVLA local office (if they haven't been closed down). It based on the 8 point system which you can find more about here and here

    I've had the idea myself and thought that a Nissan Cabstar or Mitsubishi Canter might make a decent base vehicle.

  17. Hi Zeb: Welcome from the Derby City. Have fun lurking around. You'll find something you like before long.

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