Is that an IBEW sticker?
IEBW = International Brotherhood of Electrical workers?Is that an IBEW sticker?
Well, this is what I thought.Wow the country side you get to ride through. The work you have done is awesome. She will pass inspection no worries.
paint quality id too bad??? what?? man talk about those darn german regulations...Well, this is what I thought.
The car was on a lift yesterday, the inspector like the underside, as basically everything is new, glossy, clean, but... they put it down, and stopped the inspection as the paint quality is too bad to receive the attitude "worth to keep this cultural value".....
this I did not expect, sure some patina on hood and roof, some wrong paint on lower front fenders, doors and side walls, and 2 dents on the rear, but I did not expect this may lead to a bigger problem.
But obviously the condition how to achieve historic car status did change a lot within last 2-3 years....
there's quite some matt black or oliv cars with H plates, which wonders me then, as this is not even original color tone...
Not sure what to do, there may be a chance to get certification at 2 other places, both are pretty far away - 400 and 500 km, which would require me to rent a big truck/SUV allowed to pull it all, find a driver, as my license does only allow 3.5 ton total weight ----- all a big hassle now.
if I let paint being done it will be $$$ --> we talk 3000 or more in totalWow are there any local shops that do restoration and get the vehicles certified. You may be able to talk with them on ideas on what they have experienced.
My dad was union electrician, only reason I recognize it. Sorry to her about the electrical.IEBW = International Brotherhood of Electrical workers?
Yes, the sticker is on both front fenders, I would guess, one of the old owners was member of this, however the electric work on this truck was really bad, so I do not understand how this fits together with something we call in Germany honor of craftsman (Handwerker Ehre)....
in fact it is....That all sounds like a perfectly horrible, bureaucratic hassle Simon.
Very sorry to hear it. I can imagine your disappointment.
Well, I could register it as "normal" car, but then there applies really high tax.maybe I missed it, but are you trying to get the historic car status? Is that the only way you'll be able to have the Bronco registered?? It's bizarre that paint even comes into the equation, as some have stated above a nice older rig like yours with a straight body and a weathered patina is actually desirable..sucks that you have to trailer it 500km to get it sorted out, but it is what it is..are there yearly renewals on that, or once you have it is it good for however long you own the vehicle? would really suck if you had to take a 500km trip each time to renew.
that might be a good idea, which I consider, but not sure if that can be a way they would accept.Yeah wow thats crazy! In the pictures, this is a quite clean bronco, i cant believe theyre complaining about it! There are much worse looking vehicles on the roads here every day.
Hopefully you can get it sorted out fairly easily. I know its not ideal, but is this something that could be easily resolved by doing a simple 'driveway paintjob' aka spray paint? Just to get it on the road, and then do a proper paint job next year?