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Old 01-12-2008, 07:54 AM
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your opinion on how to register please

I've asked this elsewhere, but all opinions welcome!

I'm building a tube frame chassis, roll caged, 'glass body car. How do I register it? I'm in GA.

I've tried to read the 'rules' on govt websites but its hard to get an absolute answer. I've read hints that you can register a car that looks like an old car as an old car. I've also read that I should register as a new car - but that comes with big downsides (I think) wrt emissions, safety equipment, tax, etc.

I've bought some 55 titles for "displaying purposes" too. Lots of options here, some that might not be discussed openly.

I've heard that there are some companies that can help me out too, but I don't know anyone who's used them personally.

Any help would be appreciated, either publicly or via PM. I should probably also find a kitcar forum, they may have more ideas, being scratchbuilt rather than built on old steel...

Anyway, thanks.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:17 AM
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Main thing is to keep a file of all your receipts and any titles of donor cars that show that you came by your materials honorably..Then see if you can find anyone in Georgia who has been down that trail..

Where I am at the state issues a title that says the car is an assembly of other cars...some states issue a salvage type title..

Here you have to take the car in for a State Patrol inspection..has nothing to do with smog or any of that as those issues are covered by a different agency..Here all the title is is proof of ownership as a person can get what we call a TPO which is title purpose only..Operating on the street is another issue.

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First off, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE USING A PURCHASED TITLE!!!!!! That is FRAUD and can land you in jail. Second, if your car is a "custom manufactured" vehicle without a factory VIN# those so called "title" companies will do you no good. They skirt the law in the first place and most states have caught on to that practice and won't allow titles obtained in this manor any longer.

Do a search on Georgia DMV and follow the instructions you find in their rules and regulations. It took me 5 minutes to find that in Georgia if your car is over 25 years old or represents one over 25 years old no "emissions equipment" is required. An inspection, as has already been mentioned, will be required but as long as you keep all your receipts you should have no problems there. Basically they're checking for basic safety items and that no major parts have been stolen. If you want to know all the specifics, according to the web site you need to direct all questions about registering, titling, and tagging your custom-built, hobby, or antique car to your county tax commissioner. This office can also tell you the specific fees involved to register and title your vehicle.

Remember do it legally. It may take a bit more time and paperwork but at least you won't wind up in jail.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:47 PM
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k. about the only things I ever bought from a "real car" were the rear centersection and the engine block. not much to base a car title on.

when i'm a little farther along I'll go into the dmv and see if they can send someone out. should be interesting!
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First off, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE USING A PURCHASED TITLE!!!!!! That is FRAUD and can land you in jail. Second, if your car is a "custom manufactured" vehicle without a factory VIN# those so called "title" companies will do you no good. They skirt the law in the first place and most states have caught on to that practice and won't allow titles obtained in this manor any longer.

Do a search on Georgia DMV and follow the instructions you find in their rules and regulations. It took me 5 minutes to find that in Georgia if your car is over 25 years old or represents one over 25 years old no "emissions equipment" is required. An inspection, as has already been mentioned, will be required but as long as you keep all your receipts you should have no problems there. Basically they're checking for basic safety items and that no major parts have been stolen. If you want to know all the specifics, according to the web site you need to direct all questions about registering, titling, and tagging your custom-built, hobby, or antique car to your county tax commissioner. This office can also tell you the specific fees involved to register and title your vehicle.

Remember do it legally. It may take a bit more time and paperwork but at least you won't wind up in jail.
i agree in texas they issue builders titles but by all means do it legally there is always a loophole you just have to find it
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what type are you building???? a bucket or ?????
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what type are you building???? a bucket or ?????
Sorry, it's a 55; see my intro for pics: Hi from Atlanta
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