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Old 08-21-2020, 08:50 PM   #1
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How hard is it to title a body in California. Looking to get a body with out a title.
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Old 08-21-2020, 08:58 PM   #2
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I don't think you can get a title for just the body.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:01 PM   #3
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Calif requires a "vin" number. They will accept a frame or engine number upon a physical verification . AAA insurance that has a DMV station is your best friend in Calif.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:54 PM   #4
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Model A's never had a body number.
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:18 PM   #5
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We just had a Coupe verified that had been out of the DMV system for 40+ years.
Got paperwork from DMV.... had a CHP come by the house and verify the number under the cab on the frame. He was there less than 5 minutes. Then paperwork back to DMV.
I see no way to title just a body.
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Thatís what I figured thanks for the replies.
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Old 08-22-2020, 06:55 AM   #7
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buy a frame for 200.
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Old 08-22-2020, 11:09 AM   #8
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Model A's never had a body number.

How about Briggs and Murray?
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Old 08-22-2020, 11:33 AM   #9
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It's the frame # that gets titled. JMO
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Old 08-22-2020, 07:38 PM   #10
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had a CHP come by the house and verify the number under the cab on the frame.
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How do you get the CHP to come to you???
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How about Briggs and Murray?
That is not a serial number used on the title.
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That is not a serial number used on the title.
I didn't say it was used on the title, you said Model A's never had
a body number.
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In California after you have picked up the proper DMV paperwork
just stop by the DMV office and they make a appointment for a
officer to meet you where the car is. In our case the car was at
the house. Officer arrived promptly on time.
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Old 08-23-2020, 02:41 AM   #14
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California won’t just register a body any way, they want to see a whole car.
California also won’t go off of an engine number anymore as too many engines have been changed over time to make it an accurate way registering a car.
They need a proper VIN number.
If there is no VIN they will take receipts for all your parts that make up a complete car and
CHP will issue their own VIN for the car called a “CA” tag.
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:24 PM   #15
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I didn't say it was used on the title, you said Model A's never had
a body number.
I said that in the context of serial number discussion. You know that.
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:25 PM   #16
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In California after you have picked up the proper DMV paperwork
just stop by the DMV office and they make a appointment for a
officer to meet you where the car is. In our case the car was at
the house. Officer arrived promptly on time.
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It doesn't work that way in the big city. You have to take the vehicle to them here.
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I said that in the context of serial number discussion. You know that.

Ok now my turn. The original post was about titling a body.
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