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LH5 & LH6

"Re-bodied" Vehicles

LH5 & LH6 "RE-BODIED" VEHICLES

Autotechnica Aust can help you with your "Re-bodied"Vehicle project. We can take you from conception through to registration with a minimum of fuss.

We have plenty of experience in this field. Please take the time to look at our Re-bodied Vehicle photo gallery which shows the depth and variety of our experience and expertise.

Re-bodied (or re-chassied) vehicles fall under the NCOP definition of Extensive Modifications to Production Vehicles.

Combinations may include:

Construction of a vehicle from an unmodified production vehicle chassis assembly,
(including engine, transmission, brakes and suspension) and either:
 o an unmodified body from another vehicle model;
 o a modified body from another vehicle model; or
 o a newly constructed body. (As below)


Construction of a vehicle from a modified production vehicle chassis and either:
 o an unmodified body from another vehicle model;
 o a modified body from another vehicle model; or
 o a newly constructed body. (As below)


Construction of a vehicle from a newly constructed chassis and either:
 o an unmodified body from another vehicle model; and
 o a modified body from another vehicle model.

Modifications like those above require certification under Codes LH5 and LH6.

Note: The above combinations do not include a newly manufactured body on a newly manufactured chassis .......... that is an ICV (see our section on ICVs).

Extensive modifications have the potential to seriously affect the safety of the completed vehicle and may affect the completed vehicle’s strength, structural integrity and road handling characteristics.


This type of modification, which involves major alterations such as the combination of one or more major sections/components of various Production Vehicles,  may make it difficult to determine the Completed Vehicle’s identity and VIN. Sometimes a conflict in vehicle identities may result, e.g. in the case of re-bodied vehicle, the vehicle may display two conflicting VINs, one on the chassis and one on the body. (In this case a surrogate VIN must be issued.)

Typically the completed vehicle is identified by it's major production vehicle component, that being either the body or the chassis. The vehicle will continue to be registered as the vehicle which donated the major production vehicle component, and the allowable modifications are limited to those that would be allowed on that production vehicle.