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    Registering Total Perf cars in CT

     



    How do your kits get thru the Connecticut DMV? Are they considered "composite vehicles"? Would I end up getting stuck with the "smog tax"? Do your frames have legal VIN numbers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusaroo
    How do your kits get thru the Connecticut DMV? Are they considered "composite vehicles"? Would I end up getting stuck with the "smog tax"? Do your frames have legal VIN numbers?
    If you have proper Title and it matches the VIN there is no inspection
    Just registered a '63 Impala SS..... never even bought the car to DMV... just the paperwork
    Unless its a lost or has a salvage you should have no problems

    I live in NY but have a summer place in CT and I use which ever state is easier to register the vehicle
    EDIT...Your not talking about the 60 are you? Sorry
    Last edited by Ray 66; 10-30-2006 at 12:50 PM.

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    Thats just it...

    Does the Total Performance kits have a VIN? Or do I have to go to the DMV to get one assigned to the car... If I have to go thru the DMV for a VIN assignment, Does it have to be registered as a 2006 composite making it get slammed with all sorts of modern vehicle requirements (like emmisions compliance for example)? I researched this a bit and it seems that Total Performance dances around this topic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusaroo
    Do your frames have legal VIN numbers?
    Last time I dealt with this problem was with a boat trailer
    Registered as a "Home built"
    No Vin and they gave me a sticker with a vin on it
    Pretty lame way to do things.
    Sorry.... thats all I can give you for info

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    This should be more accurate
    Ray
    http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=804&Q=244898
    Last edited by Ray 66; 10-30-2006 at 01:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusaroo
    Thats just it...

    Does the Total Performance kits have a VIN? Or do I have to go to the DMV to get one assigned to the car... If I have to go thru the DMV for a VIN assignment, Does it have to be registered as a 2006 composite making it get slammed with all sorts of modern vehicle requirements (like emmisions compliance for example)? I researched this a bit and it seems that Total Performance dances around this topic...
    Best I can do
    Sorry...http://www.dmv.org/ct-connecticut/custom-built-cars.php

    Gusaroo
    Can you please fill me in on what you are attempting to register in CT?
    Thanks
    Ray
    Last edited by Ray 66; 10-30-2006 at 01:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusaroo
    Thats just it...

    Does the Total Performance kits have a VIN? Or do I have to go to the DMV to get one assigned to the car... If I have to go thru the DMV for a VIN assignment, Does it have to be registered as a 2006 composite making it get slammed with all sorts of modern vehicle requirements (like emmisions compliance for example)? I researched this a bit and it seems that Total Performance dances around this topic...
    Total Performance gives you a MSO or Manufacture's State of Origin. Total Performance company is located in Wallingford Conneticut, I'd bet sombody from there staff knows what to do. Email Brian Mccalister from T performance ( spellings wrong but he normally deals with the Emails and is very knowlagable ) he probably knows how to get them registered.
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    Well, I was looking at purchasing an orig 32 ford body sitting on a Total Perf frame, neither the body nor the frame had a vin plate on it. This scared me cause if I couldn't register it as an orig 32, it would have to go thru as an 06 composite vehicle. Believe me, I know what I am talking about, I just went thru this whole mess getting a converted dirt bike registered as a street bike and I had to go thru CT composite vehicle inspection program. The rules are pretty strict for a bike, and and even moreso for autos. Just wondering how Total get their kits thru the dmv with out such things as bumpers, fenders, cats etc etc... And if me purcahsing this 32 is even worth the hassle in CT...

    Everyone tells me to email Total directly, but I was looking for real life experiences from the public at large..
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    Yeah, but it's a TP frame. They may put a MSO out for each frame - and the public at large won't be able to verify that. Only TP can.
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    and they come from CT, sombody there will know from experience. as I said before. Brian Mccallister knows his stuff, his direct Email is on this site somewhere.

    edit, he is a CHR member, representitive of Total Performance as they are an advertiser here on CHR. here is his profile, send him an email thru it. http://clubhotrod.com/forums/member.php?u=3936
    Last edited by Matt167; 10-31-2006 at 03:47 PM.
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    They may put a MSO out for each frame - and the public at large won't be able to verify that. Only TP can.
    Huh? Not sure I follow....

    doesn't matter, i am gonna pass on this one anyway, anybody want a nice 32 on TP rails? I know where theer is one.... thx guys

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