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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.

Right now I will be happy to get a title and vin number.

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[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.]

Right now I will be happy to get a title and vin number.

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Oregon is pretty easy to get a Street rod titled,, (at least I have never had any problems) but I never tried to get a shopping cart titled either,,
on vehicles without a title,, The state police have inspection stations that check VERY CLOSELY for hidden numbers on the frame , mostly to determine of the car might have been stolen at some time in its history, if they find that it has been stolen or mistitled, You have some tough questions you better have answers for,, even if you are just trying to retitle the car from another state,, cars with a homebuilt chassis are inspected for required construction details,,
Having all the recepts for all parts, ( mostly the major components ,, drive train etc) there usually isn't a problem ,
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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.

I had my 1932 Ford roadster high boy in the enhanced inspection on Nov 16, 2011. On Dec. 6, 2011 the street rod license plate was on my car.

Since the weather was snowy I had to wait for a nice day in April to get my inspection sticker on the windshield which was included with the NOV. inspection. Total cost of inspection $159.00 + taxes.

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.

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With SEMA being as active as they are with the laws regarding street rods and classics, especally in the titleing and safety aspects,, I would think that MOST states are willing to work with everyone in the hobby, since its a very active hobby, and the owners usually are VOTERS,
Look what SEMA has done in Calif on the titleing of the reproduction (fiberglass) cars,, but there was a lot of shady goings on with some of those manufacters, and the titleing process. Probably still is
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Pennsylvania inspection law hassles?

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
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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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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:15 AM
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Sorry, I didn't take very may pics during the build.
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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.

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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.





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