After finding a ton-truck chassis in a junkyard, I would like to know how to get it titled. It is missing: It's steering column, engine/transmission, gas tank, radiator, headlights and practically everything else except for the chassis, front axle and wheels and the rear hubs.
You'll think I'm crazy, but I would like to convert it to a racer..... D:
Thanks for your help,
Im not going to say your crazy, because Ive seen cars restored from not much more than a grease stain on the floor. But it sounds like that is about all you have. You at least need an engine to have a motor # to get a title. good luck with the project ...
this subject always brings up lots of different info mainly because its different from state to state. i suggest you start a new thread including your state to get correct answers. but as donnie stated you will need a engine number for sure. even a dead block or somthing. ford numbers are all on record and they will title the year off the number
If you go to this link then click on your state you will get a very good idea of what is required in your state. http://www.bipac.net/page.asp?content=tag_title_toolbox&g=SEMAGA
i might add, check out the twin engine racer built from a truck frame by mark hurdsman? down under. have you that much skill? check it out, you will be amazed if you have not seen it
That's a nice site Charlie! Thanks. Good info for everyone.
Peter, without looking through all that info, at this point, and not knowing where you are, I can only state from experience that all you (hopefully) need is a bill of sale from the junkyard, you'll no doubt need someone from the state BMV and/or Patrol to inspect "it"..namely the engine number, and then you should be able to take that certificate to your title bureau and get a title. Sounds complex, but it's really not. I did this three times, and each time only took about half a morning of "running around".
Hope this helps. Good luck with the project.
I don't know if the later truck frames had a VIN stamped into the frames like the cars did but if it's a later frame like a 26/27 it might have a number on it somewhere in the front seat area. If it has one that will be a number you can use as your VIN. On the later cars the engine and frame had the same number on them. A long shot I know but possible. Whatever you do don't tell your DMV that you've assembled a car from parts it leads to a world of "stuff" around these parts.
Putting a car together out of parts should be easier. You don't have to take anything apart)
I just titled a car in Idaho and it was do-able. Each time it is different. Differences in states and circumstances insure that.
Trying to be honest has always worked for me but makes it take considerably longer.
Honesty is fine, but I think it's a wise policy to not volunteer any information that isn't asked for.