Wow. Decided to see how Illinois handles it (see below). Seems like a big pain in the ass especially trying to get the title. I shudder to think what a potential review with the Il DMV would be like.
As much as a new D-90 with a diesel would be, sounds like it is too much trouble for the effort.
I wonder how long the build to certification process would be...
IE from Crate to leagally on the road.
My only concern would be how these new D's are badged. If they are badged like the origal factory ones or if they will denote their CKD origin.
TITLE: Document file
CATEGORIES : Information and telecommunications;
Vehicle Services Department
Specially Constructed Vehicle
Secretary of State&#65533;Specially Constructed
Vehicle&#65533;means a vehicle that has been materially altered from its original
construction and body style by
the removal, addition or substitution of major component parts from two
or more vehicles or motorcycles of a different make, model
or year. Major component part shall include the chassis, frame, cab,
shell, kit, engine block, engine casing, transmission, and
unitized body supporting structure.&#65533;Body
style&#65533;means the physical appearance of the vehicle, (2-door car, pick-up truck,
motorcycle, etc.). The title for a Specially Constructed Vehicle will
usually indicate two years, two makes and two vehicle
Submit a statement of how the vehicle was constructed, detailing the
origin, make, model, year and vehicle identification
numbers of major component parts or essential parts, such as the
chassis or frame, cab or body, engine, and transmission.
If the chassis or frame was part of the kit, the statement must include
II. MAKES OF VEHICLE
A. Documentation for First Make Vehicles (chassis/frame/major component
1. Assigned Certificate of Title, or
2. Assigned Salvage Certificate, or
3. Assigned Junking Certificate, or
4. Certificate of Title in the name of the applicant for the Specially
Constructed Vehicle, or
5. Salvage Certificate in the name of the applicant for the Specially
Constructed Vehicle, or
6. Junking Certificate in the name of the applicant for the Specially
Constructed Vehicle.&#65533;If the frame is a part of the new kit
assembly and only other major component parts from the original vehicle
are being used
to construct the vehicle, a copy of one of the above items is required.
The copy must show the vehicle properly assigned
to the applicant. Bills of sale or an affirmation statement may be
submitted for the major component parts. The bill of sale/
affirmation statement must include the year, make and vehicle
identification number.&#65533;If the ownership document of the major
component parts used to assemble the First and Second Make of the Specially
Constructed Vehicle are supported by Junking Certificates, the major
component parts used to assemble the First and
Second Make must be from two or more different vehicles of a different
year, make or model, which contain two or more
different vehicle identification numbers.&#65533;Bills of sale are
required when a frame has been constructed from various materials or
the major components/body parts
are from various materials or vehicles. If the materials used were
previously owned by the applicant, an affirmation
statement may be submitted in lieu of the bills of sale. Each bill of
sale or affirmation statement must include the year, make
and vehicle identification number.&#65533;If required documentation
for each make cannot be furnished, see the Surety Bond Section of this