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  1. Seajay

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    Hi Chris, ingenious way to find space for a gas tank. Is it legal to mount the spare on the front like that?

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  3. Carol

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    Like the spare wheel, we converted a Bedford CF years ago and had the spare wheel there.
     
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    That's where the Danbury VWs have it too - albeit under a cover.
     
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    not been legal for a few years as i understand it. not even allowed to fit bull bars now, let alone bolt a wheel and tyre to one
     
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    just to add:
    From 25th May 2007 for motor vehicles categorised as M1 (a passenger carrying vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and not more than 8 passengers) or N1 (a goods vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes) it will only be legal to manufacturer and sell bull bars that comply with EU Directive 2005/66/EC.

    It will be illegal to manufacture and sell bull bars that do not conform to this legislation punishable by a maximum penalty, to be imposed within the UK, of 12 months imprisonment and/or a fine of £20,000.

    2005/66/EC compliant bars need to be pedestrian friendly, energy absorbing types
     
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    Just let some air out or the spare wheel, that will make it pedestrian friendly, energy absorbing:D
    You might find people/cyclists lining up to bounce off it(y)
     
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    I think the number plate may be a problem unless you have it illuminated .
     
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    Almost like a Bow thruster on a boat, handy for parking in tight spaces:LOL:
     
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    My main concern would be loss of air flow through the radiator causing engine overheating in some circumstances.
     
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    Met you at the Sportsman's last Thursday!!!
    Hello again!!![​IMG]
     
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    I am sorry ! It looks ridiculous.
    Like, when did you last have a puncture? Call a breakdown service or wear dark glasses and a big hat so no one recognises you LOL.
     
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