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06-27-2008, 08:03 PM
Hi I got my title and vin numbers today. Where do I put them on the car? How are they attached? (glue or rivets )Thanks Rick

06-28-2008, 02:08 PM
I got mine today also, same question ?

Dennis Bynum
06-28-2008, 05:56 PM
I see alot on the frame just before the body. Mine is inside under the cowl,drivers side. Gotta twist a little to see it.

06-28-2008, 08:15 PM
I have mine riveted to the frame just in front of the firewall.

06-29-2008, 07:08 PM
O'kay, here is the way I decided to do mine. I put it on the drivers side frame rail about 2" from the firewall. Marked out the spot the same size as the VIN# Plate and cleaned off to bare metal. Mixed up a dab of JB Weld and put a thin layer on the back of the VIN# Plate, pressed onto the spot cleaned off for it and let JB to its magic. :)

der Spieler
06-30-2008, 07:36 PM
It's interesting how different states do it. My experience, and how Iowa does it, was that my car had to be inspected by an Ia DOT inspector. I was supposed to present a vehicle that had all of the documentation, MSO, receipt showing the proper engine and transmission numbers, etc., and was roadworthy. I was supposed to be able to take the inspector for a ride to demonstrate that everything worked. Fortunately I have a friend who has a street rod shop who had it inspected as a work in progress so I was able to get all of the formalities done before the vehicle was finished.

But to the question, the inspector took her package of stamps out of her work kit and, with her hammer, stamped the VIN numbers into my chassis and then took a paper copy of the numbers and taped it behind my steering column drop. When I went back to the shop to get the car I had all of the paperwork I needed to go to the courthouse and get it titled and registered. This all happened several months before the car ever turned its back wheels in anger. ........Steve

07-07-2008, 07:19 PM
Went to the DMV here in Oregon today. I was ready with all the stuff they could possibly want, took me two months to title and register my 38 chevy. Went in with the Spirit paper work, pickup up the form I needed and took a number, filled out the form and my number was called soon as I finished. Gave the guy the form and the MSO from Spirit, guy looks at it, we go outside and look at the car and check the VIN#. Back inside he takes my money, gives me a temporary title and registration and I am out the door, 35 minutes to 45 minutes and done. I am in shock, I was ready and didn't need anything but the Spirit paperwork - Way to go Spirit - Go to get insurance, agent takes Pictures, then my money, and 15 minutes later I am insured to drive on the road and $30,000 for loss of the car if that ever happened. I can't believe it, one hour of time spent and I am done and ready to roll.

07-09-2008, 11:48 AM
I'm looking into getting my 27 registered in California right now and it sure doesn't look like it is going to be easy..... Because the bucket is home built, it will be titled as a kit car. California will only allow 500 kit cars a year to be smog exempt, which means if you dont have a DMV appointment for the first day they are open in the year (which you have to make a month in advanced or they wont have any appointments left), you will have to get a smog test and comply to the current year standards or wait till next year and try to be the first 500 registered.

I think it is different (and a lot easier) if you have an MSO (which I dont have), then you just go in and fill out the paper work and get the highway patrol to do a roadworthy inspection and get mailed a licenses plates.

07-09-2008, 08:26 PM
Perhaps it's time you decided that "performance" isn't 650 HP any more, but 50 MPG in an environmentally safe vehicle. Besides...aren't all big American cast iron, push-rod V-8's antiques anyway? tadpole

07-10-2008, 07:03 AM
Perhaps it's time you decided that "performance" isn't 650 HP any more, but 50 MPG in an environmentally safe vehicle. Besides...aren't all big American cast iron, push-rod V-8's antiques anyway? tadpole
This post has nothing to do with Titles.

And Performance will always be based on Horsepower and speed. Gas Mileage and Hot Rod is an Oxy Moron. They don't even belong in the same sentence.

07-10-2008, 11:55 AM
You Know, If I really was worried about gas mileage I wouldn't have built a T-Bucket I would have got a horse. The family car is where I would worry about gas mileage.