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Old 02-06-2011, 04:19 PM
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Good to see your back at it, I hope all recovered from the accident alright.
Not 100% over it, but am to the point where a couple of avil will let me play in the shop.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:26 PM
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Not 100% over it, but am to the point where a couple of avil will let me play in the shop.

I know the feeling
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:34 PM
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I'm seriously thinking about cutting the firewall and transmission tunnel out of of the donor jag and grafting it into this car to make the registration process a little more legitimate.

Anybody think having jag sheetmetal in the center of the car would be worth the effort?
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:35 AM
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I'm seriously thinking about cutting the firewall and transmission tunnel out of of the donor jag and grafting it into this car to make the registration process a little more legitimate.

Anybody think having jag sheetmetal in the center of the car would be worth the effort?

Sounds 100% fraudulent to me.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:48 AM
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Sounds 100% fraudulent to me.
Why? It is going to have a lot more 1960 Jaguar in it than most 1932 Fords have 1932 Fords have in them. I'm basiclly building a 1960 jag with a re-skinned body.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:11 AM
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I am with you and it makes sense to me and have asked the proper authorities off the record about such things. This is what it comes down to, what is the INTENT of the action? If you are building a car from scratch and then putting the VIN of another car on it, the INTENT is to defraud. Not like a thief, but lets face it, the car is NOT a Jag, it didn't start out as a Jag, and it IS fraud to say that it is. Where as if you started with a Jag and highly modified it, that is very different in that your INTENT wasn't to say it was something it wasn't.

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:04 PM
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Cars, even kit cars are generally registered as what they most resemble.

I don't believe the style car you are building will look like anything that was built or came out in the 60's.

That's all.

If you can somehow get away with it, go for it.
Its just a piece of paper and if you sold the car in the future, the guy buying would know it was home made.

I just think the authorities might not see it as you do.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:34 PM
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Cars, even kit cars are generally registered as what they most resemble.
Pugsy is pretty much on target here if we "generalize" but always keep in mind that every state has different rules for how they treat street rods, modified cars, kit builds and purely hand fabricated cars. My advice is to read KY code and regulations front to back. They should be accessible through your DMV office. Also, try your darnedest to find a knowledgeable person at your state DMV office who can answer your questions and walk you through the process.

That was my biggest mistake the first time I did this for one of my own scratch builds. I relied on the word of a local DMV clerk, who didn't understand the process, then on a State Patrol officer, who knew even less but was so enamored with his own uniform he just started making stuff up.

When I finally found the right person at the state DMV office, it was a piece of cake to get the title. But this is a pretty rare process. So there are lots of cops and lots of clerks who THINK they know what's supposed to be done but in reality, they don't have a clue.

But to answer your question, my guess is it wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference if you have some Jag sheet metal in the floorboards or anywhere else on the car. Can't guarantee that in KY, but it certainly would not make a difference here in WI.
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You should ask your local vw/ buggy crowd, they can get their tube buggies registed as VWs with just an engine and trans axel; and of coarse with the minimum devices to make street legal.
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You should ask your local vw/ buggy crowd, they can get their tube buggies registed as VWs with just an engine and trans axel; and of coarse with the minimum devices to make street legal.
That is why I started down this path in the first place.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:56 PM
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It really didn't take long to harvest the jag pieces. A small generator and a sawsall helped.

another roof.


now for the floor and firewall




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Old 03-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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This is on the same hillside in Mississippi. Guess what this was.





I had heard stories about it, but had never seen it until this weekend.





































it is a 1958 Jaguar XK150S that my dad parted out in 1962 ....and then pushed into a ditch and covered with dirt (trying to control errosion). Sometime since then, it was washed back out and moved about 100 ft from where it was planted.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:59 PM
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This is what I want to graft into Roofus. The trans tunnel and the stock jag brake and clutch pedals.





Using the jag tunnel means the deep engine set-back is back. I cut out the tube that was under the bell housing.



It looks more racecar to me.





The jag firewall has a whole lot of ugly that needs to be trimmed off.





It will wait until another weekend. I had to go watch basketball (Go UK!)
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Wow just got into this series.
My head is still spinning from all the ... Grabbed this and that and spliced and folded. I am digging this one. But there is one problem for me.. How the heck do I get a thingamajig from a 32 and graft a caddy hood to it. All the angles and rolls to graft and such.. I am a pretty darn good welder, but I can see I had creativity taken from me at a young age..

Highly impressive, keep this thing going. Who knows how far this will go? I for one want to see what this will pan out to becoming. Appreciate it

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:30 PM
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Wow just got into this series.
My head is still spinning from all the ... Grabbed this and that and spliced and folded. I am digging this one. But there is one problem for me.. How the heck do I get a thingamajig from a 32 and graft a caddy hood to it. All the angles and rolls to graft and such.. I am a pretty darn good welder, but I can see I had creativity taken from me at a young age..

Highly impressive, keep this thing going. Who knows how far this will go? I for one want to see what this will pan out to becoming. Appreciate it

Mikey

Right now, it's not much more than garage art. So far, I haven't spent much real money on it. It is built out of cheap/free materials.

It has taken a lot longer than I thought it would to get to a rolling chassis. ...but I will admit that there have been a lot of u-turns in what I think I want to build. That is OK though, the journey is just as important than the destination sometimes.
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