I have title for a model t but the car it came with has a different chassis no.
How can i register this car in florida??or can i
If the title has the engine number on it and it's right, that's what they'll look at DMV. Don't mention the different chassis number; It'll just cause confusion.
I should say That's what they'll look at at DMV.
The engine number is the VIN. Make sure it matches the title.
call them. be patient. they will help you. I have been car ing and titleing decades here. florida dmv will entertain and process declatory judgements. I have titled cars here with no vin plates after going thru the judicial process. it can take 6 months depending the court load but it can be done. chopped up and dragged a bb 4spd 68 dart. moved 3 times out of state to other states. lost the vin plates and title. moved back here, prostreeted the car. they gave me a title and a bar code vin plate. not expensive but it can be done. proved ownership with receipts and photos.
I sent you a PM. I have not had very good luck with the Florida DMV. On T's "assembled from parts", they wanted receipts for all the major components, then they wanted to inspect it and put their number on it and title it as a "2013 Homemade".
In Florida you need to have the Vin number verified by the DMwV or a police officer. If you call them they will send a policeman to the house to verify the number and complete the affidavit that is part of the form. They do not know where the number is so if you show them a number either on the block, the frame (for later cars) or the plate on the dash they will accept what you show them. One of my cars uses the motor number as that is how it was registered in NY before I brought it to Florida. Another of my cars uses the dash plate as that is what they used in California where the car came from and yet another one uses the frame serial number which at one time,before the motor was replaced, was the same as the engine number. Florida really is pretty easy unless you raise issues in which case it can take forever to get things resolved.
Clue: Never, ever tell anyone from the DMV that you assembled a car from parts. Never.
When was the last time a cop stopped you and asked you to open the hood so he could check your engine number against the registration? How many cops know where the the engine number is found on a T?
Use your old title to register the car and don't worry about vin numbers. No one sent a cop to my house to compare. Just don't make a fuss and all will go well.
Later on if it worries you, tell them you put a rod through the block and had to change out engines. I warn you though it will confuse the heck out of them.
Be sure to register as a horseless carriage not as an antique. One time $80 fee and you never have to register/pay again. One of the few things Florida does right! (the other one is antique boat registration).
If all else fails Make an appointment with the county tax collector. The tax collector in Florida is an elected office and they seldom miss a chance to garner goodwill. Take pictures, talk T's, be nice. You'll be surprised how far he/she will go out of their way to help you if they know its a special situation and that your really interested in restoring and driving a genuine antique!
PS Pay close attention to Royce's advice !!!
Thank you all for your help..lorenzo