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09-10-2013 11:38 PM
fstfish66
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Originally Posted by patentguy View Post
Sorry, thought the pictures were with the earlier post...

I have not been pulled over yet, but I am kinda looking forward to it.



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hey man i dont know how long you have had the shopping cart,,,but i seen one just like it a few years ago at the mt holly nj yearly car show,,,any chance that was you ?? very kool,,,,cant believe this state titled it,,,,congrats
09-09-2013 06:01 PM
39 chev I am trying to register my newly built T-bucket right now. I am a licensed inspection mechanic,so I know the requirements.I passed enhanced inspection on July 11,and sent paperwork in that day.The paperwork was sent back on Aug 8,saying I needed a cover over the gas tank,and a seperate filler neck. I made a stainless cover for the tank,and resent pictures on Aug 9. I am still waiting for my VIN and title. I can't beleive it takes 2 months to do 20 minutes worth of paperwork.It's job security for those drones in the DMV to drag everything out as long as possible. They could care less about satisfying the taxpayers who pay their salaries.
09-09-2013 04:34 PM
JUST OLD I am building a scratch built some thing still not sure . One thing I found is try to talk to some of the rat rod guy they seem to get them throught inspection in pa . i am just starting my build hope to finish in the spring
09-09-2013 07:48 AM
patentguy
Shopping Cart pics

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Originally Posted by fstfish66 View Post
congrats,,any chance of seeing a pic of this vehicle?
Sorry, thought the pictures were with the earlier post...

I have not been pulled over yet, but I am kinda looking forward to it.



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08-30-2013 02:54 PM
Rat Rod Don
Congratulations!!!

Mine was titled as a "specially constructed vehicle" but I did not need fenders.

Don
08-30-2013 01:18 PM
fstfish66 congrats,,any chance of seeing a pic of this vehicle?
08-30-2013 11:09 AM
patentguy In case anyone following the thread wants an update. Last week the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved all the required paperwork and gave me a VIN plate and registration. My advice to anyone struggling with the state DMV is to read, read and reread the inspection requirements and just give them what they want.

PA sent two inspectors to my shop, twice, to take a closer look at our unusual vehicle, take pictures, measurements, etc. Seven weeks later they sent me a list of items that needed to be modified (ANSI laminated windshield, tank filler location, cover over gas tank, wiper switch location, bumper height, muffler and header heat shield, engine cover). Once everything was corrected, they reinspected the vehicle and processed my paperwork. The two guys I dealt with at the DMV were very helpful and were just following the rules the state legislature dreamed up. Our cart is so crazy I am a little surprised they passed it, but every line of the PA code is met, so there was no choice but to issued us a VIN.

I trailer the cart everywhere it goes and never go more than 30 MPH. It is a fun around-town promotional thing so no-worries about me rolling over and killing people.




01-31-2012 08:15 PM
Rat Rod Don Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just received My Street Rod plates, Registration, VIN plate, and title......

My title states it is a "Special Constructed Street Rod".

I thought they were two different catagories in the PA street rod vehicle code specifications but I really don't care now........

I am waiting for a warmer day so I can get a state inspection sticker to complete the four month ordeal.....

The person who rejected my truck because they said they "could not see the engine compartment" sent specific instructions on how to mount the vin plate.

It said, "If it is a vehicle without an engine compartment, the vin tag must be attached to the firewall".

Good luck to all the rest. Whoever has to go through this.

Don
12-29-2011 08:15 AM
38mag Sorry, I didn't take very may pics during the build.
12-28-2011 08:32 PM
John(Maynor)Hodgen Hey 38 mag....do you have a build thread on your rod? I've been researching doing homemade bodies out of recycled car parts. I'd like to read thru yours if you have one. Yhanks--John T.
12-27-2011 07:16 PM
Bad Rat
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Originally Posted by patentguy
To clarify, my shopping cart project will not be titled as a "hot rod" since none of the core parts are pre-1948. It falls under the category of "specially constructed vehicle" I do not get any of the "breaks" that hot rodders do, meaning I have to have fenders on all four wheels, full engine cover, etc. If it passes, the state will issue a VIN number and plate for the "car". My plan is to go through the inspection procedure line-by-line and add the parts that are needed to meet the requirements. My cart should be as safe as most of the rods I see at the York Street Rod Nationals every Summer, I hope the folks in Harrisburg agree.
Good luck,, just don't give up.. keep on them.. if you follow the rules they lay out for you. by the letter.. they have no choice but to title it some way,, (HOPEFULLY),,, keep every receipt and all correspondance you get from them,, just in case they renig on you,, gooberment does that ya know
12-27-2011 06:54 PM
38mag
Pennsylvania inspection law hassles?

I got this a special construction title and a street rod plate for this car, the only pre 1948 part on the car is the radiator shell. It has a Speedway chassis and I built the body from 3 junk yard car roofs. It went through the enhanced inspection and I had to submit the paperwork 2 times.
12-27-2011 06:40 PM
PA Deuce
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Originally Posted by patentguy
To clarify, my shopping cart project will not be titled as a "hot rod" since none of the core parts are pre-1948. It falls under the category of "specially constructed vehicle" I do not get any of the "breaks" that hot rodders do, meaning I have to have fenders on all four wheels, full engine cover, etc. If it passes, the state will issue a VIN number and plate for the "car". My plan is to go through the inspection procedure line-by-line and add the parts that are needed to meet the requirements. My cart should be as safe as most of the rods I see at the York Street Rod Nationals every Summer, I hope the folks in Harrisburg agree.
I misunderstood your titling. Good Luck to you. I'm sure when you get the shopping cart (car) on the road, you'll have a lot of lookers where ever you go.
Hopefully I will see into you at a show in PA.
12-27-2011 02:24 PM
patentguy
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Originally Posted by PA Deuce
As reported in this subject PA does have a through inspection for street rods.
PennDot requires the vehicle must be pre 1948. With that said I am not sure
why a shopping cart would be eligible for any kind of license in PA.

...

It really is not that hard to build a street rod that meets the state requirements.
With all the cars I see at the shows in Western PA. This state is very friendly towards street rods (pre 1948). Just my opinion.
To clarify, my shopping cart project will not be titled as a "hot rod" since none of the core parts are pre-1948. It falls under the category of "specially constructed vehicle" I do not get any of the "breaks" that hot rodders do, meaning I have to have fenders on all four wheels, full engine cover, etc. If it passes, the state will issue a VIN number and plate for the "car". My plan is to go through the inspection procedure line-by-line and add the parts that are needed to meet the requirements. My cart should be as safe as most of the rods I see at the York Street Rod Nationals every Summer, I hope the folks in Harrisburg agree.
12-22-2011 05:14 PM
Pennsy86monteSSGuy
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Originally Posted by 38mag
Nice truck!
Did you get your plate yet?
I went through the BS last summer, after three trys I finally got my plate
She wanted a pic of the fuel tank, it must be an approved fuel tank and it can't be in the bed.
She also wanted a pic of the fuel filler, it must be outside of the bed and body. She wanted pics of the TS/parking lights, mine are in the headlights.
I had to install heat shields on the exhaust.
Needs mechanical windshield wiper, no hand operated.
A fan shroud is required if you don't have a hood.
Good Luck.
Here's a pic of mine
Nice truck there!!! I get my Monte SS inspected at AG Automotive in Warminster, he is excellent and does all kinds of street rods also. I love going over there to see what they are working on. The owner is very knowledgeable and works with you, whatever your issues may be. I highly recommend AG Automotive to anybody that lives in Bucks County, PA.
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