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Old 06-25-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Monticello
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In July of 2010 I purchased a 1973 VW SB Convertible from a body shop manager. The vehicle had sustained an engine compartment fire that also damaged the rear portion of the cloth top. The insurance company had declared it too costly to fix and issued a salvage title. I have 50 years experience (1959 to present) rebuilding air cooled VWs and needed some activity while I recovered from a cancer operation. I was given the out of state salvage title (certificate) issued to the insurance company endorsed to me and the vehicle. SOS office told me it must be running (rebuilt) before anything could be done toward obtaining a Rebuilt title. It is now completed well beyond the mechanical and driveability levels from what I started with. New electrical, engine, rear body paint, top,... plus up grades in brakes, tires, ignition and other exterior trim. I have pictures, invoices, affirmation of work done and my check book. It is fully insured as an antique vehicle but can not be registered with the state until it passes inspection. Will trailer it to Springfield in the next couple of weeks to begin that process.

Question: does anyone have any suggestion or hint to help this process toward completion? Thanks!!!

Last edited by Vincent Kuetemeyer; 06-25-2011 at 03:18 PM..
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Monticello
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My goodness...I really need suggestions. Talked to three different SOS, private rebuilders and more... each person gave different rules and suggestions...we only needed to replace the engine, canvas top and tailights with painting to the rear fenders and deck cover.... one rebuilder said to sign the paper work over to him and he would get the title then I would buy it back from him. Ouch...I see why people suggest to go to another state. It seems buying breakfast in Illinois requires a license. Thoughts>>>>>
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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This is something you would have to take up with the DMV or other automotive professionals. This forum is for information about suburban chicago cities and related issues.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA
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check and see if they will send a sec of state police officer over to inspect the vehicle since you are not legal to drive the vehicle,they will do the inspection and sign off if you have all the docs
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