New Zealand Car Construction Manual (Complete)


  • Pages: 495
  • File type: PDF
  • File size: 13 MB
  • $110 Including GST

The NZ Car Construction Manual is a comprehensive technical manual encompassing the many aspects of vehicle design, modification and construction. Over the years the scope of the manual has expanded to encompass many types of modified vehicles. It is developed by the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association Inc (LVVTA), and is incorporated by reference into the LVV Standards, which are in turn incorporated by reference in the NZ Land Transport Rules.

Purchasing and Downloading chapters:

To download this document, click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button. This adds the item to your shopping cart, which will appear on the right hand side of the page. You can continue shopping, and add as many chapters as you wish, or remove any chapters you decide you don’t want. Once you have made your selections, click on the ‘Checkout with PayPal’ button. The website will then open a secure payment window, where you can choose to either make a one-off credit card payment (no PayPal account is required), or you can pay using your existing PayPal account (your PayPal username and password will be required). Once you have completed this payment, you will be directed back to the LVVTA website. During the purchase process, your name, telephone number and email address will need to be provided. Make sure that you provide a valid email address, as you will be sent an email with a link to the downloadable file. The email you will be sent also contains full details of how to download and save the file. If you don’t receive an email within 15 minutes, and if you’re sure you entered your email address correctly, then you may need to check that your email program (for example Microsoft Outlook) or email provider (for example Google Gmail) hasn’t captured the email in a spam or junk mail filter. You will also be sent an email from Paypal confirming your payment. This is your proof of purchase – no further receipt will be issued. Note that LVVTA does not provide technical support for non-receipt of emails.

Registration and notification of updates:

From time to time the content of the CCM will be amended or updated to reflect changes in trends, system improvements, or to clarify existing requirements.


When an electronic copy of the CCM is purchased online, you will be required to supply an email address. This email address will then be used by LVVTA to notify you of any updates or other relevant information.

Changed email address:

If your email address changes, please notify us of the change so that we can maintain your current contact details. Please ensure that you provide your previous and new email addresses when doing so.

Amendment Records:

The following is a record of all amendments to the CCM.

  • Name Change, released 1 November 2016 (NZ Car Construction Manual)
  • 1st Amendment, released 1 November 2010 (NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual)
  • Original version, released 1 January 2007 (NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual)