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    I too have a little cliché I love to throw at this type of moronic attitude: Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. And those that can do neither...criticise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    Why must people be like that? They get their thrills and jollies out of catching something like you're a criminal and then get upset when you're not.
    I believe for many of them it's their fist time having any authority over anyone and they love to flaunt it.
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    Definately an authority issue thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    I believe for many of them it's their fist time having any authority over anyone and they love to flaunt it.
    Mr. Severson Sir: you got that exactly right!
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    In MA you don't need fenders on any vehicle pre 1948. This has created many heated conversations at inspection time. I now carry a copy of registry requirements in my duece and that usually shuts them up.
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    I rented a U-Haul trailer and towed the car in for the vehicle inspection.

    When I got there, they told me to unload it and pull it inside the inspection bay. About 8 people came out to look at it, just out of curiosity. They did ZERO “inspection” of anything mechanical or safety related!

    There was only one thing they were interested in. I used a title for a 1979 Chevy Malibu in my name, as the source for the engine. The “inspector” asked me where the numbers on the engine were, so I showed him. He then pulled out the title and said “these numbers don’t match”. Well no kidding. I told him that in 1979 the VIN number was not stamped on the engine. He spent a few minutes stewing over that. He kept saying that we had to find some way to prove that engine came out of that car. Then he said “well this is a hell of a mess”, and disappeared into the office for about 10 minutes. Another guy then came out and said “It’s OK, you’re good to go. The second guy then attached a pink sticker, with my new VIN number, to the car.

    The “inspection” cost $40, and the title was $85.

    I then called Haggerty Insurance and finished setting up my policy. We were waiting on a VIN number to do that. I then swung by the tag office and got my license plate.

    I then headed off to work for a few days. When I get back home, I just have to get my alternator installed, and the car will be done “enough” to start tearing up the streets of Florida!

    Since I’m using a Ford Mustang radiator, the upper radiator hose is now on the passenger side. That interferes with the stock alternator bracket, so I’m moving the alternator to the drivers side. I had been planning on making my own brackets, but my patience is wearing a bit thin right now, so I broke out the credit card and ordered a store bought bracket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    Since I’m using a Ford Mustang radiator, the upper radiator hose is now on the passenger side. That interferes with the stock alternator bracket, so I’m moving the alternator to the drivers side. I had been planning on making my own brackets, but my patience is wearing a bit thin right now, so I broke out the credit card and ordered a store bought bracket.
    Such profligacy!
    From you of all people!
    I'm shocked!




    Nah. I don't blame you one little bit. I've seen the time, sweat, and thought that you've put into this build, and I reckon you've earned a splurge with your money.

    And I'm pleased for you that it went through certification so easily.

    Get out now and drive the wheels off the thing! Burn some rubber!

    (But only on a private road with Police supervision and no public access of course! )
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    Congrats on getting through the process! Now get out there and enjoy all your hard work.
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    Glad you cleared that hurdle. And I'll echo everyone else. Time for some cruising! 8-)

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    That must have had you sweating for a minute. It's scary after so much time and money you're at the mercy of a state inspector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    Such profligacy!
    From you of all people!
    I'm shocked!


    .

    And I'm pleased for you that it went through certification so easily.

    Get out now and drive the wheels off the thing! Burn some rubber!

    (But only on a private road with Police supervision and no public access of course! )
    HAHAHA,
    You had me laughing with that one, even though I had to look up “profligacy” to see what that meant!

    I’m looking forward to calling the police department to ask them to supervise my burnouts.


    Yes that inspector definitely had me sweating and stewing for a bit. I think I managed to maintain my poker face.

    And thanks guys, I’m really looking forward to the coming months. I’m planning on heading to the Billetproof show in Ocala, Florida in March. That’s about a two hour drive for me.
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    Congrats! Nice work!
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    Just awesome! I'm very glad you were able to get through the titling process without too many issues. Also a big congrats on driving it the first time. It sure is a good feeling isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    HAHAHA,
    You had me laughing with that one, even though I had to look up “profligacy” to see what that meant!

    And thanks guys, I’m really looking forward to the coming months. I’m planning on heading to the Billetproof show in Ocala, Florida in March. That’s about a two hour drive for me.
    UM.... well... you do know and understand that pictures will then be mandatory right???
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    Picking up the groceries at Wally World.

    The next project will be finishing the seats. Using two by fours as a seat back is not the hot setup.

    For anyone who has never driven a T Bucket, it really does feel like driving a big overpowered go cart. The steering and brakes feel really good on it. I haven’t had it on the freeway yet. I do know that you can be running about 15 MPH, give it about half throttle, and light up the back tire! I haven’t even opened the secondary’s yet.


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