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Re: trafic fake windows

Originally Posted by ****y156 View Post
Thanks, that's entirely possible and it does seem a shame to go to all the expense and still end up with a van, but would it change the vehicle classification and then attract the attention HMI of taxes for VAT recovery, even if I kept the windows totally blanked?
I think the regulations have softened over the years, but I think its the combination of seating and glass, or just seats, that changes the classifications.
As far as I know there is no stipulation that says the panel has to be metal, so replacing it with fitted black-out glass panels should be exactly the same. I don't know if glass windows would be more of a security risk seeing what is inside, but chances are if someone wants to break-in to any vehicle they will do it regardless of what protections are fitted.

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