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DMV vs The Cops #1326638 Wed Sep 18 2019 10:15 AM
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coilover Offline OP
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On my very first chassis swaps years ago I decided to get everything just right and follow the DMV instructions---HUGE MISTAKE. I put a 51 GMC on a shortened and narrowed 1974 Cadillac Sedan DeVille chassis. The DMV told me it had to be titled as an assembled or re-bodied 74 Cad---WRONG. Title one as what the cop on the street sees and NOT what the DMV tells you. The owner nearly got hauled to jail when a cop ran the plate saying it was a 74 Cadillac while he was looking at a 51 GMC. On the dozen or so S10 conversions we have done the title always shows what the cop sees and to heck with the DMV telling you that since everything but the tin is S10 so it needs an S10 title. Zero problems since this route has been followed. This is valid for all years BEFORE the manufacturers started stamping frame numbers (about 1956).

Last edited by coilover; Wed Sep 18 2019 10:19 AM.

Evan
Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326658 Wed Sep 18 2019 12:55 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Warning Warning Warning, Stovebolt.com does not recommend or condone illegal activity regarding VIN’s and/or titles. DON’T GO THERE!


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326675 Wed Sep 18 2019 03:42 PM
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Agreed.


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
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Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326682 Wed Sep 18 2019 04:44 PM
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I didn't interrupt Evan's suggestion as illegal activity even though now that you point it out it could be taken that way. I interpreted it as ensuring you educate and confirm with the DMV clerk (not always the most knowledgeable) you are indeed titling the vehicle correctly. You could probably ask 5 different clerks and get 5 different answers. It is not something they run across on a regular basis. On the flip side, a DMV clerk made a very good suggestion to me when I registered my 54 in my state. Fortunately no title issues, I had a good title, but in Kentucky when you register a vehicle for historic plates you can according to the law display a year appropriate license plate on the vehicle and are not required to display the Historic plate. The suggestion was to print a copy of that page from the Kentucky Revised Statue that spells out it is okay to do that. The concern was most patrol officers don't encounter this on a regular basis and they might be inclined to issue you a citation not being aware of that exception in the KRS. I keep a copy in my glove box just so I can point them to the specific law if it ever becomes an issue.

My 1954 Kentucky farm plate on my truck

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Dave from Northern Kentucky
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Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326712 Wed Sep 18 2019 08:48 PM
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This got me to thinking and yes worrying. My truck is titled as Black but it has been Coca colored since 2008.


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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326713 Wed Sep 18 2019 09:01 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Ron, take the truck and your paperwork to the DMV. Should be simple for them to change the color. People paint vehicles all the time. Oklahoma doesn’t put colors on titles.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326720 Wed Sep 18 2019 09:46 PM
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I've never heard of a title having the color on it. Of course I've never titled a vehicle outside of Kansas. grin


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326725 Wed Sep 18 2019 10:18 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Tiny, there are some States that do put the vehicle color on the registration. 🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326744 Wed Sep 18 2019 11:58 PM
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Martin, My local BMV has been very accommodating. My last name was misspelled and I did not notice for a few years because it was ok on the yearly tax slip. But when I went to them they said it would be $40 to change so I said I would just let it go. Then I asked this year and gave me notice of accommodation. Which I was to keep with the title of 1954.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: DMV vs The Cops [Re: coilover] #1326773 Thu Sep 19 2019 02:05 AM
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The easiest way,,,,, is to tell the rummys at DMV what they need to hear. Iv done it that way for 45+ years and saved myself thousands in fees, fines, and penalties.
Do your homework before you go in there, fill out the proper forms and have them ready, and youre good to go!
Most of the street cops don't know any better as long as your "license, registration, and insurance" is in order when they go sniffing around.

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