HELP!!Building a coffin hot rod! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 06:20 PM
scheiderer68's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: arm pit of america
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
HELP!!Building a coffin hot rod!

Ok before i get myself into a mess, if i build a coffin two seater hot rod, can i get a builders title and drive it on the street?i live in indiana. im thinkin about building it out of box tubing and using a 85 chrysler fifth ave for the rear end motor trans and disc brakes. just a rat, nothing to sell on barret jackson. any ideas or info?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 06:34 PM
Henry Highrise's Avatar
Lost in the 60's
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dixieland
Age: 69
Posts: 15,189
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Check with the Indiana DMV and see what is required to get a home built rod titled. Its always best to find this info out before you build.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 06:46 PM
Nightfire's Avatar
Young & Idealistic
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: 1950 Fargo - losing hope
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 26
Posts: 1,192
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Check this out
http://forum.olskoolrodz.com/showthread.php?t=31265
Make sure to use some kind of panel or piece of an old car with a VIN number on it, you'll need it to register.


Mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 07:01 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: edmonton
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I asked a similer question.....



registering, safety inspec. and insurance
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 07:22 PM
tfeverfred's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Another alternator bracket change
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 188
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightfire
Check this out
http://forum.olskoolrodz.com/showthread.php?t=31265
Make sure to use some kind of panel or piece of an old car with a VIN number on it, you'll need it to register.


Mike
I read some of the post about that car. Seems like Rhode Island will title anything. I wonder if it would be worth the effort to get my title there, as a last resort of course.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 07:54 PM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
As Henry noted, check INDIANA'S rules...not Rhode Island's, because Indiana's cops couldn't give a flying fig what Rhode Island has for rules.

My guess is that in Indiana your coffin rod would come under a "handbuilt" classification (at least if you do it legally) and in many states that is the most difficult category of all to title a car. Often it requires that the car meet all safety and emissions laws for the year the car was COMPLETED. Coffin...Lexus...Camray, doesn't matter. If you build the car in 2007 you have to meet the rules in effect for 2007.

But check with your DMV.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 08:49 PM
car builder
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: kentucky
Age: 43
Posts: 100
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There was one that was @ the street rod nationals in louisville.
It was nice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2007, 08:53 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 17,028
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 24
Thanked 330 Times in 257 Posts
Somebody has been watching too many Munsters reruns..................
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2007, 01:25 AM
Brian_B's Avatar
Lost in the 50s!
 

Last journal entry: time to start body work
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mountain Home, AR
Age: 48
Posts: 759
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You might also look at the top of the page at the wiki article called "how to title a hot rod".

If you want pictures...go to google (images) and type in casket car. There are a ton of them out there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2007, 10:36 AM
scheiderer68's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: arm pit of america
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanx guys! really appreciate the help. should i build a box chassis? im wanting to make this a two seater for the old lady and i.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2007, 05:41 PM
home brew's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Body and exterior tips Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pense, Sk, Canada
Age: 69
Posts: 7,050
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by scheiderer68
thanx guys! really appreciate the help. should i build a box chassis? im wanting to make this a two seater for the old lady and i.
Do you want to make it a two seater "side by each" or one in front and one in back like the old Piper Cub airplanes?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2007, 06:41 PM
scheiderer68's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: arm pit of america
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
side by side
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2007, 07:07 PM
car builder
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: kentucky
Age: 43
Posts: 100
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is not the one at the street rod nationals the one at the street rod nationals had side by side caskets.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2013, 02:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
She builds a coffin car

Hello,
Saw an old post from yrs ago and curious if you are still building a coffin hotrod?
I am almost done with mine. Its a 2 seater side by side. It has taken 2 + yrs to build and was a huge challenge.
The original steel casket was cut and section with numerous modifications and resembles a toe pincher coffin with the engine in the middle.
If you haven't already started, be ready for major headaches. There is a resaon nobody does 2 seaters because it is very difficult! Trust me, I know, after doing all the cutting, grinding, body work, and shaping, and painting, it is not for the faint of heart.
I am less than 2 wks away from showing it for 1st time ever, and will not give away all my secrets, but you can post me with any questions.
Good luck with your project.
Raven
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2013, 02:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My 2 seater Coffin car

Hi, Just saw your post from many yrs ago, and don't know if you are still building a coffin hotrod or not?
anyways, i can tell you its no easy task making it a 2 seater. My hubby and I are nearly ready for our 1st show after 2+ yrs of hard work. We started with a standard metal casket, cut it up and sectioned in some metal to widen for 2 seat side by side. Shape resembles a toe pincher coffin. that was easy part, actually not! We welded the lid to the lower section. the casket was separated with 2/3 back of engine, and 1/3 front of engine.
Then, since welds didn't align perfect, as is the case with a used coffin, beacuse we had to custom bend sheet metal to match contours of casket, it was still way off, so I had used a combo of wood, fiberglass, kevlar, and bondo to even out profile. Huge pain!!!
The dash panel was also custom handmade.
This is not anything like the Dragula car., and it is totally unique! As far as I know, no one has ever built one like this before. The car will be making it public debut at the Rat City Ruckus car show in Las Vegas on March 30, 2013. Across from the Stratosphere Casino 11 am-6pm
good luck with your project,
Raven
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot rod builders wanted- Western N.C. WoodsEdge Hotrodders' Lounge 16 11-13-2013 02:47 PM
HOT ROD vs Car Craft magazine FASTCHEVY Hotrodders' Lounge 35 03-25-2008 05:11 PM
Hot Rod Jobs Studeyman Hotrodders' Lounge 2 04-13-2006 02:41 AM
May 20th Hot Rod Show - Aurora, Colorado 34 Ford Hotrodders' Lounge 0 04-04-2006 01:27 PM
May 20th Hot Rod Show 34 Ford Hotrodders' Lounge 1 04-03-2006 04:35 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.