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Re: [FJ55] FJ55 Project / Vin # help needed


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  • Subject: Re: [FJ55] FJ55 Project / Vin # help needed
  • From: "mike carmolingo" <katahula@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:37:59 -0500

"On that note anyone have, want to sell, or have a lead on them funky yellow
/ red tail lenses?"


Some one on IH8Mud is working on a reproduction.

On 3/23/06, Andre Shoumatoff <andre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On that note anyone have, want to sell, or have a lead on them funky
> yellow
> / red tail lenses?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fj55-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:fj55-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf
> Of Evan Jenkins
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:48 AM
> To: The FJ55 Registry
> Subject: Re: [FJ55] FJ55 Project / Vin # help needed
>
> For what it is worth I have had it go bolth ways , as a wrench for 20
> years
> alott of metal has changed hands .
> I owned a 76 dodge ramcharger for 10 years and evrything was good till one
> year i opened the registration up and when i went to put the stickers on i
> noticed they had got the vin# wrong on the reg , so i went into the
> glovebox
> and pulled out 9 back years of registrations and they were all good except
> for the typo on the new one they sent . So i call my local CA dmv and
> after
> a long heated argument with a supervisor They told me that they would not
> fix it unless i bruoght the truck in so they could personally inspect it
> to
> make sure what the correct vin was . even tho they also had records of the
> typo . What A total Monkey Spank .
> For the better one . A Past 55 that i had also had the vin tags removed ,
> so after looking at a lot of stock ones i found some rivits that had the
> same head , and just put it back on . Took it in and they did not even
> look
> twice at at it . never had any further problems with it .
> It kinda depends on the mood of the County Help that you get that day .
> On a  older truck that probally no one has ever seen before you can make
> up
> your own rules . the Dmv has no idea what the factory 55 vins looked like
> or
> where and how the were attached . and could not produce another truck to
> compare it to . Just tell them that you are a Landcruiser expert and thats
> how they all look .
> I have the same conversation with the local sheriffs over a cup o joe in
> the morning as they stare at my Yellow/red taillamps that bolth light up
> at
> the same time . (non usa ) . Ihave even gone as far as to pull them out to
> show them the factory plugs/connectors and wiring . and just tell them
> that
> they all look like that .
> Just my thoughts .
>
> fj55-100
> Evan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "webguppie" <nbwebmail@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Toy4x4" <toy4x4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <landcruisers@xxxxxxxxxxxx>;
> "FJ55
> List" <fj55@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; <beachntoys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:42 PM
> Subject: [FJ55] FJ55 Project / Vin # help needed
>
>
> > So for those whom have been helping me out, here is an update. I found
> > a nice project FJ55 out in AZ. Finally figured out how to get it back
> > to San Diego. Penske rents trucks and trailers for the 55's no
> > problem. I guess everyone else won't do, weird. Anyhow that problem is
> solved.
> >
> > The only remaining issue is that the seller of the 55 has the vin
> > plates removed from the body of the vehicle. I have had him check the
> > vin #'s on the frame and he has emailed me pics of the frame vin # and
> > shown me the removed tags from the vehicle w/matching vin #'s. 1 is
> > the safety tag (inside door) and the other is the engine compartment tag
> I
> believe.
> >
> >
> > Since this is my first project vehicle, in the sense that all my other
> > cars I have bought in the past have been running, I am wondering if
> > there are any problems with getting this car registered because the
> > tags have been removed? The tags seem to be in somewhat good shape,
> > but worn and looks like they can be just riveted back on as they came
> > stock from the factory. Question is will this cause problems with the
> > CA DMV if they know that they have been removed? I just wanted to
> > check on this because I don't want to say the wrong thing when I go to
> > get this truck registered AND I want to make sure NOW that I am not
> > going to have issues AFTER I rebuild the whole truck. Have others
> > removed tags and put them back on with no problems? The seller seems
> > like a great guy so no reason to not trust him, but just want to make
> > sure. I plan to run a carfax report on the truck as well to make sure
> > everything is on the up and up, especially before I dump mucho $ into
> it.
> >
> > Any advice is greatly appreciated, everyone has been very helpful!
> >
> > Noah
> > nbwebmail@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
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