How many replicas in Australia

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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby NuffTorque » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:39 am

croft007 wrote:Hiya all, bit of a Debby Downer re a BoB in SA for my wedding later this year......I was just curious anyway......oh well, I am takin aback a bit re the legals and limo licence stuff....life should be much simplar and relaxed....ha....Cheers


Not sure if the bride would be too happy trying to squeeze her and the wedding dress into the back seat thou... :lol:
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby croft007 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:08 am

She would have no probs sqeezing in that back seat....HA....thats if there is a back seat....ha....Seriously though its all about me turning up in the BoB....ha....







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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby croft007 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:08 am

It wont really be an issue, it would be soooo cool if one could hire a BoB for a special day etc..... again I am dissapointed about the blah blah blah OHSW/legal spiels about a iconic replica vehicle .....cheers
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby Daz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:11 am

toecutter wrote:I know of two BOB replicas, one is being built right now. It may debut at Summernats. I sold the guy some door parts, which is how I came across it. The other is a project that will never be finished and the guy wont part with it because he thinks its worth 90 grand (seriously).


I turned down a finished BoB for $40k because it couldn't be registered. $90k? Tell him he's dreaming.

I know of two others being built, both near Green Square of all places. They brought my XC of me for a run about while they do the others.
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby coupegirl » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:59 pm

thankyou mr speed :-)

roadwarriormfp - yep simons plus the other in ipswich, just moved from ipswich to the gold coast and theres one down here too...plus my brother is our mid qld rep and hes sent me photos of one up there..im the president of the coupe club of qld, we have over 100 hardtops on the road in SE qld, not many coupes i dont know about all over the country, BoBs included...the lismore coupe guy is a friend of simons so maybe he could tell you more...

you all keep mentioning not being able to get them registered - why?
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby NuffTorque » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:24 pm

coupegirl wrote:thankyou mr speed :-)

you all keep mentioning not being able to get them registered - why?


The blower sticking out of the bonnet and the side pipes... its a cruel irony of fate that the vehicle was designed in Australia but you cant register it, yet you can register and drive one on the road, in movie glory, in the US.... stoopid safety laws... :D
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby roadwarriormfp » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:50 pm

coupegirl wrote:thankyou mr speed :-)

roadwarriormfp - yep simons plus the other in ipswich, just moved from ipswich to the gold coast and theres one down here too...plus my brother is our mid qld rep and hes sent me photos of one up there..im the president of the coupe club of qld, we have over 100 hardtops on the road in SE qld, not many coupes i dont know about all over the country, BoBs included...the lismore coupe guy is a friend of simons so maybe he could tell you more...

you all keep mentioning not being able to get them registered - why?


Where abouts is your brother? Ill be heading south next year in my replica hopefully (from Townsville).

As Nufftorque said... the blower is illegal (even if its fake), operating side pipes are illegal (look at all the AC Cobra replicas they have fake side pipes) as they must exit behind any opening window, and technically speaking any coupe with fat 10in rubber is also illegal (in QLD at least). The widest tyre allowable is only 1.3 wider then the widest tyre offered from the factory... The XB Coupe only came from factory with 7in rims (from memory) and 225 tyres (?)

Cars registered on the road have usually shown up with the blower removed, fake sidepipes and skinner rear rims... or were never deregistered when the rebuilt was started.
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby croft007 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:54 am

Must say how much I admire you lot re your artwork and dedication and efforts etc etc towards replication....fantastic stuff....It is a bummer re all the on road bizo...I take my hate to you....Cheers
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby coupegirl » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:23 am

interesting!!...different laws in different states, always worth investigating...

7" rims were indeed the widest from factory on any of the hardtops, XA/XB GTs and XC cobras...you can go an inch over that so yes, 8"...on an 8" rim you can safely go to a 265, don't go over a 50 series to keep your rolling ratio right...the illegal part is youre not going to have 265s on the front also (unless you dont like to turn corners), i have 225s front and 265s rear, thats illegal but cops never care since the big rubber is within the guards..

check with your local authorities regarding what can and cant be blue plated, and whether being on club rego/special use gives you a bit more freedom...there are plenty of performance cars on the road with holes cut in bonnets, real blowers etc protruding, especially in NSW...i was looking at under bonnet superchargers for a while but went the 408 stroker option instead, with a high rise manifold i need a hole in my bonnet...was told only certain set ups were legal but havent gotten into the specifics yet...i know alot are deemed a hazard to pedestrians (lol) and concerns over fluids spraying onto your windscreen should you blow a hose, but wondering if there is a way around this on a special use vehicle with a fake blower..same with the side pipes - fake and facing backwards they pose no danger to pedestrians so maybe they could be blue plated?..one of my best friends is a snr sgt in traffic in qld, another works for dept of transport and fiance is ex NSW police...see what i can find out...

will see if i can post a pic of the maxer on our cruise..such a doofus with computers it probably wont work tho :roll:
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Re: How many replicas in Australia

Postby roadwarriormfp » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:47 pm

coupegirl wrote:interesting!!...different laws in different states, always worth investigating...

7" rims were indeed the widest from factory on any of the hardtops, XA/XB GTs and XC cobras...you can go an inch over that so yes, 8"...on an 8" rim you can safely go to a 265, don't go over a 50 series to keep your rolling ratio right...the illegal part is youre not going to have 265s on the front also (unless you dont like to turn corners), i have 225s front and 265s rear, thats illegal but cops never care since the big rubber is within the guards..

check with your local authorities regarding what can and cant be blue plated, and whether being on club rego/special use gives you a bit more freedom...there are plenty of performance cars on the road with holes cut in bonnets, real blowers etc protruding, especially in NSW...i was looking at under bonnet superchargers for a while but went the 408 stroker option instead, with a high rise manifold i need a hole in my bonnet...was told only certain set ups were legal but havent gotten into the specifics yet...i know alot are deemed a hazard to pedestrians (lol) and concerns over fluids spraying onto your windscreen should you blow a hose, but wondering if there is a way around this on a special use vehicle with a fake blower..same with the side pipes - fake and facing backwards they pose no danger to pedestrians so maybe they could be blue plated?..one of my best friends is a snr sgt in traffic in qld, another works for dept of transport and fiance is ex NSW police...see what i can find out...

will see if i can post a pic of the maxer on our cruise..such a doofus with computers it probably wont work tho :roll:


Sadly in QLD club rego wont allow any changes to the vehicle.

As for engineer approved mods, I know in NSW you can have a floating rear axle hubs which will allow you to fit wider rims legally, but cant say i have heard of it happening here in QLD.

The side pipes arent an issue with pedestrians.... its the fact that you have exhaust exiting below a window which can open. The law says (along these lines) that it must exit behind any window/ door that opens. Can probably get away with them on a panelvan.... but a coupe no.

Also any bonnet protrusion must be covered up by a bonnet scoop :

Any holes in the bonnet must not substantially reduce
the strength or impact resistance of the bonnet.
• Air cleaners or carburettors must not protrude
beyond the original bonnet profile unless the bonnet
scoop/projection is manufactured from equivalent
gauge mild steel, compared with that of the original
bonnet.
• Air cleaners and/or carburettors must be covered by
the bonnet scoop.

Not to mention:
Bonnet scoops/projections may be fitted to a vehicle
provided the driver’s vision is not restricted under
normal operating conditions with the driver’s seat
located at its lowest and rearmost position.

Sadly the laws in QLD are pretty anal, but what i dont understand is that if you own a hotrod which is built on a chassis older then 1947 (I think) then you can get away with anything!.... exposed engines, exposed blower, lap belts only, no need for a roll bar ...... pretty rediculas when you think about it.

Good to see another replica in QLD.... we should have a QLD meet up one day of the cars around... (once simon hurrys up lol).
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