Originally Posted by bjf
Some states let you register as kit cars after an inspection but those are trucks built here not trucks imported
Ya but it's not very hard to turn any car into a kit car, state patrol inspection ($20 fee) w/form DR2365 (the form is basically a emissions thing), Colorado Assigned Vehicle Identification Number Declaration of Facts form (stating where and when you got the parts) and then apply for the new VIN number by filling out the Application for Colorado Assigned Vehicle Identification Number ($3.50 fee), then get emissions test and your on the road.
Very similar to registering a salvage title car here in CO.
I could turn my F250 into a kit car if just filled out the forms and paid the fee's.... when my salvage title 90 was registered I had to fill out the Colorado Assigned Vehicle Identification Number Declaration of Facts form and I just put a case of oil, and a new fuel cap on the form stating that was all it took to "salvage" and the CO state patrol signed off on it.
I know this process works if you have a truck without a title (but don't walk in the DMV and say "I don't have a title" but I want to register my truck)....during the process the truck will get assigned a new title as a "kit" while in fact it was never a kit (you just make it sound like one on paper)..., so it would seem a guy could import a truck and "loose" the title then just register it as a "kit"? Not sure the legality of this but I know it works and you end up with a registered truck.
just food for thought........