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Specialized vehicle update.

A quick update on my project to make a giant shopping cart street legal. The parts that make it "legal" are starting to be added. I hope to have it ready to paint in a few weeks - and then it will be off to the "Enhanced Inspection Station" with my pile of paperwork.
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Talk to the folks at "Skippy's Auto Sales" in Berwick, PA, just down the road from you. They do Enhanced Inspections, and I just recently had my 1948 Plymouth Street Rod inspected and subsequently licensed. They were very helpful, and although there were a few "Speed Bumps" dealing with PENNDOT, It all worked out fine, and fairly quickly. Good luck.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:05 PM
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You will be able to write the book when you get done. Make sure to keep checking in so you can help others.
When I was asking around about inspecting my rod in Texas, the inspection required that you have windshield wipers but didn't say anything about having a windshield. There's lots of goofy stuff, don't get discouraged.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:31 AM
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Some States Are Just More Car/hot Rod Friendly Then Others,,, Most Mid West States Seem To Be The Friendlyest

I Run A Prostreet Car In Pa, Blower Sticking Out Of The Hood,and Rather Loud, Soon To Quiet It Down,,,but As Long As The Car Isnt Cobbled Together They Dont Seem To Bother Hot Rods In Pa,,,

But To Run A Car With Out A Hood Completely It Has To Have A Street Rod Tag,and Be Pre 1948 That Law Just Went In To Effect A Few Years Ago,,people Were Getting Pulled Over At The Big Street Rod Event In York Pa,,and Other Events,,for No Hood,,open Engine Bay, No Fenders,,,etc,,,

The Change In The Law No Hood Or Fenders For Street Rod Tagged Cars Only Came Because There Has Been A Picture Of A Bucket T, On The Pa Street Rod Tagg For Years,,the Car Pictured Didnt Have Fenders Or A Hood,,,that Was The Arguement To Get The Law Changed,,pa Is Not A Car/hot Rod Friendly State,, In Maryland After The Car Is 20 Years Old They Give You A Street Rod Tagg And Say Go Have Fun....
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A change in the law, by those who PA residents elect?... or a change in DMV regulations by unelected jerks?

Here are the people who make the laws in PA ... might be time to let them know what's going on....

http://www.aidsstories.com/states/pa.html
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I think you posted the wrong roll.Those are the members of congress from PA.Not the representative to the pa House or senate.
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I think you posted the wrong roll.Those are the members of congress from PA.Not the representative to the pa House or senate.
Oops. My bad...
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PA Street Rod Inspection

I am going through this right now with a home made (the right way) rat truck.

I could write a book about it now but I will just say my truck is made to the PA Street Rod codes as they are written. Except I missed the 3 square inch lens size for the front turn signals.(my bad)

What I am finding out now is; The "lady" in Harrisburg at the DOT may not like the pictures that the inspector has to submit.

The inspector likes the truck but he said the lady rejects things that she does not like. So now I am modifying things on the truck so the pictures don't offend her.

I have a problem when you have to satisfy a certain person that knows nothing about inspection and vehicle codes. And worse yet, establishes their own requirements outside the official codes.

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You must have all receipts and bill of sales to show you built the vehicle and paid the PA sales tax. You will pay the unpaid tax at the time of application submittal.

Also you do not need fenders, bumpers, hood. but you need a fan shroud to completety cover the fan, if it's a mechanical fan. An electric fan takes care of the shroud issue.

I need to put window glass in my doors now (not because the code requires it, the code does not say it must be there) but the "lady" wants all the windows up in the pictures.

Sorry to rant on my first post.If anybody has any questions I am a self-proclaimed expert.

I like this forum... Keep up the good work.


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Aloha,
I brought my 35 Chevy to Hawai'i years ago. The "safety check" here is simple. No hassles. We do not have a hot rod plate designation though. Years ago (70's) I always had a hard time getting my 67 Camaro inspected. They did not like headers and fat tires. Have things changed any?
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Aloha; Aloha Chevy;

In Pennsylvania you can only run 9 inch tires on open fender street rods unless you have dual master cylinders.
A separate one for front and a separate one for the rear.

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Talk to the folks at "Skippy's Auto Sales" in Berwick, PA, just down the road from you. They do Enhanced Inspections, and I just recently had my 1948 Plymouth Street Rod inspected and subsequently licensed. They were very helpful, and although there were a few "Speed Bumps" dealing with PENNDOT, It all worked out fine, and fairly quickly. Good luck.
I spoke to Toni in the office at Skippy's, super helpful. She takes care of all the paperwork and interaction with the state DMV. I am just beginning to add the parts I need for inspection, but it is helpful to know all the rules before you begin a project. PA has several online publications that you can follow to be sure your project car meets all the regulations:

http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms...d_si_guide.pdf

It may take a few rounds with the state, but our goal this winter is to get the grocery cart painted, chromed up and all the fenders, lights and other bits installed and street legal. I will post more pics after we get her painted and put back together.
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Black Hole DMV

I have all my paperwork in Harrisburg right now waiting for the next round of "what they may not like".

It took them 5 weeks to return a paper that said they/(she) did not like the pictures the enhansed inspector submitted. She said they are small and shadows. It was a bright sunny day when they were taken outside. Also they are 4x6 inch pictures and there is no specifications stating what size pictures to submit.
She also said she can't see the gas tank in the pictures. If you could see the gas tank in the picture it would be hanging too low or be setting on top the truck bed, (a PA code violation).

She also wants to see the fuel fill. Every one else calles it a filler neck.

Mine is hidden under an amo box lid.

So I submitted 8x10 pictures fo the tank and filler neck.

That was two weeks ago so we will see how this round goes.

The inspection station is getting a little ticked and the ladies who work in the title office where I had them submit all my paperwork are mad also.(They like my truck)

I will get our state representative involved if the next round goes like the first.
They are supposed to provide a service! If it was a private company they would not have any repeat customers.

They would be better off sending a certified hot rod code inspector to the inspection station location and pass or reject on site.

I will try to post a picture of my truck. I disarmed it before I took it for inspection.

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I forgot.......

She also said she could not see the ENGINE COMPARTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

HA!!!!HA!!!!HA!!!!

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pa inspection law

street rod are required to go through an enhansed inspection it is a very thorough inspection done at an a pa state insp station that is qualified to do enhanced inspections.its not impossible to get street rod license in pa. i think the station doing the insp can do the registrstion also.
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And here I thought living in CA was tough for hotrodders? Not that I enjoy admitting that I live in California, but if your vehicle is older than 25 years, and you pink slip states the year of the vehicle, there is no inspection. :You can do what you want to the suspension, engine, etc and there is no inspection. In fact, if you sell the vehicle and it has current registration, DMV does not inspect it. However, if your trying to register a non existing vehicle like a shopping cart? You may have problems. But then again, this is CA with lots of shady characters, crooks, etc. How much money do have? You can get it done for the right price... We have great weather year round.... but that's about it. I'm surprise the other states are having strict regulations and not just CA.
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