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Unread 09-06-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Advice on a parts jeep

Sorry if this is in the wrong topic. I just need some advice from Jeepers so my brain doesn't over-think on something that is silly.

On 8/25/15 I purchased a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I was given a bill of sale with his and my name on it. He swears he went to the DMV to file for a lost title since he couldn't find it.

He said he ordered one on 8/21/15 and it is now 9/6/15. Already the red flag has gone up for me as I don't think Wisconsin DMV's take this long to send out a lost title.

I asked him today if there was anything yet, even though it is a sunday and with there being a holiday.

He said "Nothing yet"

It was listed as a parts jeep/project.

I bought it for the lowest offer he told me he would take, mostly due to the fact that I had a gut feeling he wouldn't send me a signed title.

I have read up online that you don't need a title if its just a parts vehicle. Which I am okay with that.

But upon closer inspection I noticed this jeep really doesn't have that much rust for its age. A bad knocking motor and an electrical issue that kills the battery in a few hours.

The only reason I want to get a title for this jeep, is incase I were to sell it to someone else or have the scrap yard pick it up.

Can I do that?

In Michigan I have read there are ways to get the title in my name. But since I bought the jeep from wisconsin and it's technically still in his name, I'm not sure what the rules are for that.

Jeep only has 156,235 miles, and a transmission that only has 20k on it. From what the seller told me, no paperwork to prove it. But the transmission mount is loose, looks brand new, pan looks brand new and the transmission oil is clean!

A bill of sale is all I have, the jeep only cost me $550. I just figured with the jeep being somewhat nice...maybe someone else could give it a second chance by putting a motor in it.

I don't think the transmission would work in my 04.

Should I worry about not getting a title if I originally bought it as a parts vehicle?

I know the scrap yard won't take it unless it's in pieces.

Any advice?

If there is no way I can get a title for this jeep, I am completely stripping it down to the last valuable piece I can either use or sell and just bring the rest to the scrap yard.

Thanks for any helpful advice

Here is the Jeep:

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Unread 09-09-2015, 04:52 PM   #2
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Couple months ago my co-worker blew the trans in his car. He lost the title and needed it to sell it. If I remember right he went to the DMV and 25 bucks later was out the door with a replacement title. I'll double check but i dont think any waiting was involved on his end besides the same dmv crap.
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