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Old 20th February 2008, 11:59   #1
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Default Building Car From Scratch

just a query for enlightenment.

what are the rules, laws and regulations if any

a) In INDIA for building your own car from scratch based on custom designs available ...... is it road legal ?

b) and what are the regulations of taking a donor car , stripping it to its bare minimum , i.e the chassis. and then bolting on everything else u wanted based on custom designs again .

would a ford escort chassis , still be registered as a ford escort if only the chassis and suspension is used . or would i have to go through ARAI or other kinda safety standards certification to have it road legal.

c) what are the laws on importing parts of a car .specifically parts that are not manufactured in India . is the import duty different from that of a "completely built unit" . if a car is broken down and imported piece by piece , would the duty in totality be lower on individual parts compared to a CBU?

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Old 20th February 2008, 12:33   #2
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You need to talk to ARAI. They have to "approve". For details contact those nice folks

And making it road legal will cost more than the car. Much much much more.
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Old 20th February 2008, 16:47   #3
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We have jayaram GT, it is the car built by an individual and got it approved by ARAI after going through lot of trouble.

You can contact cinclaturbo in our forum. His grand father is the one who built that car. May be he can help you. Do some google search, you will get some amazing info on it and some pics too. It looked closer to the porsche 911.

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