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    Hey everybody,
    Im in the need for some advice. I recently purchased a neat little 1600 Mk2 escort panel van. The exterior body work is very clean and it is an all round decent car. It has been defected for a frayed seatbelt and busted rear lights/wiring. This has been since repaired, and along with some rust issues (not structural) is in the process of being repaired further.
    Since it must go to regency for an inspection, what kind of things should I look out for and how thorough do the inspectors get. Please be as detailed as you wish, the more help the better. Also if anybody has any idea about the cost of an inspection please include it.

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    Julian

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    PS, if anyone has a set of trade plates they are willing to lend me to run the car too and from regency, this would keep my costs down ad be really appreciated.
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    I've heard the inspections can be as simple as an engine number/ID check to being fairly nitpicking exercises. As you will be clearing a defect, I'd imagine your car will be in the latter category where everything gets checked, brakes, wheel bearing free play, handbrake clicks, lights, suspension, tyres, seat backs, etc, etc, etc. So probably best to pop a new set of seat belts in there rather than another old set pulled from an Esky at U-Pull-It, and make sure things like the rust is fixed so that the inspectors screwdriver won't poke through anywhere else, or has been "fixed" by applying bitumen underseal.

    Costs of inspection and how to get the car to and from the inspection legally would be best answered by Regency themselves.

    http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/regis...nspections.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    I've heard the inspections can be as simple as an engine number/ID check to being fairly nitpicking exercises. As you will be clearing a defect, I'd imagine your car will be in the latter category where everything gets checked, brakes, wheel bearing free play, handbrake clicks, lights, suspension, tyres, seat backs, etc, etc, etc. So probably best to pop a new set of seat belts in there rather than another old set pulled from an Esky at U-Pull-It, and make sure things like the rust is fixed so that the inspectors screwdriver won't poke through anywhere else, or has been "fixed" by applying bitumen underseal.

    Costs of inspection and how to get the car to and from the inspection legally would be best answered by Regency themselves.

    http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/regis...nspections.asp

    I second Simon's comments, and will add that they are likely, in the case of a defected car, to be very picky.

    I have known cases when a car has been inspected, faults listed and fixed, and after the faults were fixed, more faults were "discovered" at the mandatory reinspection (for which you pay again).

    This can go on and on if you get the "wrong" inspector.

    Also make sure the exhaust isn't at all noisy, as they almost always do a very critical noise test.

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    We once got a TE Gemini through Regency which was defected for rust. When we stripped it to have a look you could actually put your head through a hole in the boot floor

    Well after 7 Litres of bog, several loads of fiberglass, a pizza tray (for the boot hole), some chicken wire and a tin of matt black paint we were through.

    I guess it comes down to who you get doing the inspection and if they are having a good day or not.
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    I'm keen to know how you get on, and what they end up looking for/at.

    I'm leaving for Malaysia this afternoon for a fortnight, when I get back I'm going to try to get the defect lifted from my outrageous '69 504.

    I was defected for seatbelts, rego plates and an oil leak from the rocker cover. I also have to go through Regency Park.

    If you have the old paperwork, just register it and drive it there. You're allowed to drive to and from places of repair, and to and from inspections under defect. I've heard that it's also more likely to pass if it is already registered, though I don't know how much truth there is to that.

    Keep us posted how you go!

    PS I don't suppose you bought the Esky from a guy in the Blackwood area did you? A friend of mine just sold his Mk 2 pano up there, actually he sold two, one was a black 2 litre and one was a firebox orange 1600.
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