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Old 04-07-2012, 11:54 AM
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Hi guys not sure if im in the right spot to post this but i didn't see a better spot for it. Im in the process of starting a T bucket build but have had some drawbacks in starting. The question I have is on the registering of this car? I have looked into the state of CT as i thats where i live. According to the laws they want to see reciepts for all the parts i use on the "Kit car". If i use a motor and transmission out of a junkyard to rebuild how do i show documentation for it? Also i hear they will consider the car the same year as it is registered and vin number is made, so i would have to go through emissions? Does anyone have any idea if this is true or am i wasting my time on this project and should just scrap it?

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Old 04-07-2012, 12:01 PM
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CT may be one of the worst states to register a home built car. The info you have is correct though incomplete, but you will need fenders, fan finger protection, probably a hood, etc, etc, etc. Give the guys at Wintec in Wallingford a call and they should be able guide you through the State hassle. They picked up a lot of the old Total Performance info (actually in the same building)
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:10 PM
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Hi guys not sure if im in the right spot to post this but i didn't see a better spot for it. Im in the process of starting a T bucket build but have had some drawbacks in starting. The question I have is on the registering of this car? I have looked into the state of CT as i thats where i live. According to the laws they want to see reciepts for all the parts i use on the "Kit car". If i use a motor and transmission out of a junkyard to rebuild how do i show documentation for it? Also i hear they will consider the car the same year as it is registered and vin number is made, so i would have to go through emissions? Does anyone have any idea if this is true or am i wasting my time on this project and should just scrap it?
Not sure on Ct but that is the way it is in MA. It is a lot easier if you can find a way to register it as a 23. Some states have replica title available, I dont think CT is one of them.

My T-Bucket is registered as a 23 ford so I need nothing as far as emissions.
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It seems a little ridiculous to have to do emissions and go through a big deal to get a vin and register something this is just a pleasure vehicle. I talked to a guy today and he said he had to quiet the exhaust and go through emissions, having to block off the carb to get it right to pass. Just seems like such a hassle to the sport. Ill have to call wintec and see what they say. I really didnt want to run fenders or a hood just old school street rod
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It seems a little ridiculous to have to do emissions and go through a big deal to get a vin and register something this is just a pleasure vehicle. I talked to a guy today and he said he had to quiet the exhaust and go through emissions, having to block off the carb to get it right to pass. Just seems like such a hassle to the sport. Ill have to call wintec and see what they say. I really didnt want to run fenders or a hood just old school street rod
Another possible 'gotcha' which you reminded me - some Eastern state and it may be CT, the exterior exhaust is a dummy with the actual needing to be run underneath.
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what u just stated IS exactly why i formed a group and went to DMV... getting a st rod done in de was a major pain... not no more.. inspection the first time and thats it, every 2 yrs just send in the money, your car gets the yr it closely resembles.. no more arguments of a 2012-- 1923 t bucket.. the one question i asked was... what the hell does a 2012 model t look like???
get involved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but for the time being.. u might be get'n the shaft at dmv..
but DO get receipts for any major part.. signed, vin # frm car it came out of... cover your bases.. don't forget pic's of build too. all this info will help if u need a repair and can't remember where u got a part or something.. i have a 3 ring binder with everything... don't need to remember anything..
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Thanks guys i might look around and see if I can make a group to change the way this kinda thing is handled. Who would I want to speak with? DMV head or a branch of goverment?
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what i did was go to "sema" web site and look for your state gov rep that sema deals with. contact him/her with your concerns. email or in person. then get a group of bout 4 to talk about changes... read the law as it is now and write down the changes u want.. if u don't have "street rod" tags look into getting them. get a first time inspection and no more after that till it changes owners, then again a first time insp. stay away from limited mileage per yr for some might like the power tours. if they want it then go with something like 2k a yr.. exempt from emissions cause of limited usage. cheaper tags.. it would be great if the rep would do a revamp of the law and be done, but most likely the director of dmv will want to over see it.. just get your ducks in order before u talk to anyone.. u can also contact "sema" for info and ask for a "how to" from them... what to say and not say.. they helped me.. so bottom line is make a wish list and be ready to compromise.
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Thanks bill. I contacted a state group here in CT called the 4c's. From what I read they are a car club for CT that deals with the classic car culture and laws. I told them the situation im looking at and asked if they would be intrested in helping me since they seem to have meetings with dmv heads and legistlation dealing with all things classic car related.
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Hi guys not sure if im in the right spot to post this but i didn't see a better spot for it. Im in the process of starting a T bucket build but have had some drawbacks in starting. The question I have is on the registering of this car? I have looked into the state of CT as i thats where i live. According to the laws they want to see reciepts for all the parts i use on the "Kit car". If i use a motor and transmission out of a junkyard to rebuild how do i show documentation for it? Also i hear they will consider the car the same year as it is registered and vin number is made, so i would have to go through emissions? Does anyone have any idea if this is true or am i wasting my time on this project and should just scrap it?
Some info HERE that may help.
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thanks cobalt I looked at that but a bit confused as it said that composite vehicles are exempt from the registering program set up in CT as of 2007. Im hoping to hear back from the club and they will have some good news or be able to help get things changed around here
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thanks cobalt I looked at that but a bit confused as it said that composite vehicles are exempt from the registering program set up in CT as of 2007. Im hoping to hear back from the club and they will have some good news or be able to help get things changed around here
If you get a chance, edit the wiki with the current laws if they're different than what's there. Or if you prefer you can PM me w/the info.

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great news wicat...

u did gooder... hang in there.. change is mostly good, but if u need to change something have a reasonable reason to push your idea that makes sense and that should go smooth...
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