I need to ask a bit of advice before I do something stupid and commit myself to something that's probably not going to happen!
First, a little background to explain why I am considering it!
My mum has a bloke that does some work in her garden on a casual basis. The current project is tidying up the area of the front garden that meets the road, and on one side, adjoins the neighbours drive. There's a tree ever-so-slightly overhanging their drive and on this drive is a car under the remains of a tarpaulin. My mum had a word with Mrs Next Door Neighbour a few days back to ask if they would mind if the handyman chap cut the offending branches back. They replied "of course - you didn't need to even ask". She then said that she was worried about damage to the car. To this the neighbour said "Don't worry - I've finally persuaded him [husband] that it's got to go so it'll soon be off for scrap"
Turns out that even though I see these neighbours as being "new" they've now been there for 14 years (time flies) and the car has been under the flapping tarp for all that time! Of course, my car radar went off and I was dying to know what it was They've now gone away for a week, so I had a peek under the cover yesterday, and it turns out it's a Midget. Now it's in a right old state (from what I could see) with no floor on one side, interior that's been open to the elements for years, rust you can push your hand through etc, so I've gone from thinking I might have knocked on their door and said "I'll take it off your hands" to "wouldn't touch it with a barge pole"
However, I came home and started mooching around online, and found this body shell on eBay, which looks, possibly, reasonably sound for it's year and which also has the benefit of being in the town I live!
So, now musing on the possibility of making two cars from one! I realise it most likely will not happen, but would be interested to know about the legalities of this. In the "old days" it would have been no problem, but now, how would it affect registration and insurance etc? Also, I wouldn't want to end up with a Q plate......
Any knowledge or advice (even if it's "don't do it"!) would be appreciated!