Individually Constructed Vehicles (ICVs - Kit Cars)

Queensland Transport identifies kit cars or substantially modified vehicles as ICVs.

  •  The vehicle must be inspected by the Approved Engineer a couple of times during the build to ensure the build is compliant with relevant ADRs and QT requirements.
  • Once the build is complete an Engineering report is compiled by the Approved Engineer and submitted to QT.  This report includes the ADR checklist for all relevant ADRs 1 – 83 (LO1) and all test reports for the vehicle.  Test reports that are required are:-
    • Emissions – ADR37/01 (1997) test results or evidence of compliance
    • Bump steer test mesurements
    • Brake test results
    • Vehicle swerve test results
    • NTC stationary noise test results
    • Torsional rigidity test results
    • Fiberglass test results
    • Welding test results
  • QT assesses the report and gives exemption from compliance plate fitment or they will request more information or changes to the vehicle.
  •  QT alocate a surrogate VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with approval of vehicle.  This is then stamped on the vehicle chassis and then inspected by QT.  This must be stamped and inspected within 28 days of VIN issue.
  •  Vehicle is fitted with  blue modification plate with LO1 modcode.
  • Vehicle can finally be registered.

Note on vehicle tests - all testing can be performed or organized by DB Autotech:-

  •  Emissions – ADR37/01 (1997) test results or evidence of compliance.

ICVs must comply with ADR37/01 (1997) – therefore they must be tested to meet this standard OR if the vehicle is fitted with a post 1997 engine complete with all production emissions components (Computer, injection, sensors, cats, charcoal canister, etc..) then the emissions compliance can be carried over from the donor vehicle.  

  •  Bump steer test mesurements

Measurements must be made of the steering toe variation with 2/3 travel (bump & droop) of the front suspension.  QT requirement is +/- 20mm max measured at the tyre max diameter

  •  Brake test results

Vehicle must meet negative acceleration requirements for one stop from 100km/h, fade, and handbrake performance.  Simplified ADR31 test.

  •  Vehicle swerve test results

Vehicle must pass a lane change test at 100km/h – QT test procedure.

  •  NTC stationary noise test results
Vehicle must meet stationary (90dBa) noise requirements as per NTC
  • Torsional and beaming rigidity test results - Vehicle must meet chassis torsional rigidity requirements of:-
  • Beaming max average deflection = 1.25mm
  • Torsional rigidity 4Nm/deg for each kg tare mass min ( vehicles 4 cly / rotary under 1000kg tare)
  • Torsional rigidity 4000Nm/deg min ( vehicles 4 cly / rotary under 1000kg and greater)
  • Torsional rigidity 6000Nm/deg min ( vehicles more than 4 cyl)
  • Fiberglass test results to British Standard 2782 Part III – 85 MPa in tension and 152 MPa in flexure, Barcol hardness >25, min fibre to weight ratio = 0.29.  Min thickness = 3.5mm (not incl gel coat).
  • Welding must comply with Australian Standard 1554 Part 1 – 1985 “Welding of steel structures”

email: David Blythe

DB Autotech * Salisbury * QLD * 4107

 Business Hours - 9am - 4pm - Monday - Friday

 Phone : 0407 756 870