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Old 02-17-2008, 11:56 AM
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USA BUILD vs CANADIAN BUILD?

Now this is just a question but l read the post and its seems to me that you's in the states are able to build a vehicle from 50 different cars,models and types, the question is this legal their? Here in Canada it seems to be much different, here if you make a change to a vehicle like, motor, colour, body or frame, well you may get away with just paper work, but for alot of it you'll have to get it re-inspected and with a fine tooth comb and one thing wrong they will shut you down and you'll get to start again. lt just kind of takes the fun out of it! To weld on any part of the frame you have to be our get a Certified welder, to drop a new motor in you need the paper work on that motor and so on, it just seems alittle f..... JUST WONDERING TROY

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Unfortunately, here in the US there are 50 different answers, since this is a state issue, not a federal one, and each state has different rules. I will say that it's usually not much of a hassle. Certainly things like paint color is not an issue. Engine swapping is a much bigger deal for any car (and state) that is required to have emissions testing.

You will find that most states DO have laws that govern modifications to brakes, exhaust, etc, but these are rarely enforced and most hot rodders don't even know about them. The more enlightened states actually have "street rod" and "constructed vehicle" laws that specifically address these types of vehicles.
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l'm starting to understand why that we don't build hodrods like the states and we just go down and buy them and bring them back(headaches) l've been down to the states afew times and it seems like you see something sweet on every road, here once every hundred miles or at a track or strip, l understand that the states are much bigger but it sucks, l guess that why parts for the old cars are far and few between, there already scraped, l know that lf l need a part 95% of time l have to get it from the states and that cost a fare amount of coin, buying the part and getting it ship, plus the crossboarder fee, but aleast you's in the states and other parts of world keep rodding alive, the last time l seen a pre 60s was in a car museum when l was a kid and l live 30 minutes from Vancouver, but yet l don't get out alot(work,hobbies) TROY
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...l understand that the states are much bigger ...
Actually, Canada is much bigger in area, though the US population is much larger. Also, the climate is more benign on average, so older/nicer cars tend to survive longer. I'd compare it to New England (where I grew up) vs SoCal (where I lived for a number of years).

I'm also guessing that the US disposable income is higher, so "luxury products" (like street rods and associated parts) will tend to find a much larger market south of the border. On the other hand, as the US dollar continues to tank, it must be easier to buy US parts with Canadian dollars.
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thanks to you both and anyone else that answers to this,now here in B.C we also have the emission standards(aircare) once a year on cars pre 10 years old, 2 years post, but that is pretty much for the big cities(l am) an as for building a vehicle we have to have it re-inspected and have all the paper work for any major parts, an then listed as a rebuild, l remember about 6 years ago l build a k5(in my photos) and l got pulled over and was ordered to get and inspection, but l was running it with 44 inch tires, l guess l was looking for it, so l had to have paper work for motor(78 3/4 TON) axles (85 1 ton) and spring lift from the shop, so l had to but the old tires back on and they still gave me a hard time about the exhaust not being 2 inches out from the body of the truck, l guess its a money game for the goverment!
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Now you talk about the weather, where l live an for about 50 miles either way, in normal years we still cut our grass once a month threw the winter, and as far as parts , this is kind of stupid, l can buy them right now cheapier than the list price there, but l still got to get them here or go get them, so say if l was to buy a part for $100 it would cost about the same to get it here! WE DON'T ALL LIVE IN EGLOOS just messin TROY
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'Round here they really dont care what we do to our cars and trucks.
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i have never had anyone question any modifications on any of my cars here in ontario. maybe its a BC thing
just don't mention anything about mods to your insurance company, but i guess that's the case everywhere nowadays
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Now as far as l remember l thought when you bought a used car you had to get it certified, it's been 20 years or so(PETERBOROUGH) that l was there(ex) and lf l remember right? welding on the frame was an issue?
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'Round here they really dont care what we do to our cars and trucks.
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yea same here in Michigan.as long as you have insurance and registration it's not really a problem
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But the real thing l remember about Ontario,Canada is the insurance $2700 for a 87 olds! age + car + engine = bankrupt!!!!!! An then there is New Brunswick, Canada(#2 ex)where you have to have your car Safety Inspected every year.

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wow that's crazy i'd never pay that much .look's like you need to move to the state's if you don't what crazy price's like that
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When I built my 32,(home made car)The insurance people asked If it was Modified At all,I just say NO WAY.It came with them 18/50 tire's.LOL
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