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Unread 04-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #16
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frame #'s match the tub. title is for a cj6. i might look into the bonded title. i called dmv and they told me about that today. id do a tub swap if i found a cheap 1. i was planning to strech it enough to get 1.25 ton axles and 44" tires under it so i had to pull the tub anyway
You might recontact the seller and ask him for the correct title. In my state selling a vehicle with the wrong or a purported title is a felony.

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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:16 AM   #17
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basicly you have a stolen jeep. that how my state looks at it, so the seller needs to correct the deal, if for some reason that you can never get a title for it, then you need to get your money back from the seller. its common here for junkyards to sell titles and vin under the table. I had to trash two jeeps because the vin plates been pulled off.

now there a chance the seller was just stupid but the state dont look at it like that, no matching vin, its stolen
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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #18
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yeah i was worried about the hole stolen thing. i took it back and left it his yard and demanded my money back, of course he claims he spent it. i got a written receipt with both title and jeep vin #'s and told him to get it fixed. or i was going to call the police and i gave him until saturday to figure something out or refynd my money. so we will see.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #19
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I'm sitting here with a title that matches the vin number on the Jeep you just purchased. Either I'll be down to pick it up as I own it, or I'll be forced to report it stolen.

J/K ... but it sure wouldn't be any fun if you did get a call like that. I'd contact somebody about it before you are left holding the bag.
Good luck getting it straightened out.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 11:39 PM   #20
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I live in the Repulik of Kalifornia and no inspection was done when I transferred title/ownership. Hard to believe, even for me. They never looked, just took my money (plenty of it). They were happy, I was happy (ish) LOL

This Jeep even had a engine swap cert on the firewall for emission purposes. I guess it is old enough now to not be needed.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #21
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I live in the Repulik of Kalifornia and no inspection was done when I transferred title/ownership. Hard to believe, even for me. They never looked, just took my money (plenty of it). They were happy, I was happy (ish) LOL

This Jeep even had a engine swap cert on the firewall for emission purposes. I guess it is old enough now to not be needed.
In California, if you purchased the vehicle from OUT OF STATE, as I did, they will check for the VIN in at least two places (for me it was the windshield and the firewall), and verify that it matches the paperwork.
However, if the title is transferred within the state, the DMV will typically not inspect the vehicle, although they reserve that right.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #22
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In California, if you purchased the vehicle from OUT OF STATE, as I did, they will check for the VIN in at least two places (for me it was the windshield and the firewall), and verify that it matches the paperwork.
However, if the title is transferred within the state, the DMV will typically not inspect the vehicle, although they reserve that right.
Ya, out of state stuff gets tricky to say the least here. Maybe I better go check mine.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #23
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In California, if you purchased the vehicle from OUT OF STATE, as I did, they will check for the VIN in at least two places (for me it was the windshield and the firewall), and verify that it matches the paperwork.
However, if the title is transferred within the state, the DMV will typically not inspect the vehicle, although they reserve that right.
I've bought and sold well over 50 vehicles in NC, and only on two did the DMV every contact me (incidentally, both were Jeeps now that I think about it.) One was a 82 SJ Cherokee that had some frame damage. The plate agent processed the transaction, but before they issued a title the DMV called me to tell me the vehicle should have a salvage title. As this doesn't mean you can't drive the vehicle, I told them fine, send me the title, which they did. Drove it for a couple of years until the engine blew.

The other was an old Jeep DJ (postal Jeep) I bought at a charity auction in Virginia. When they tried to enter the VIN, it came back as not existing. So I had to tow it to the DMV, where the DMV Enforcement agent did a pencil tracing of the VIN, then approved it for issuing a title (it did have a valid Virginia title when I bought it.)

Other than that, I've never had the VIN checked, in state or out of state.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #24
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This stuff usually isn't even noticed by the license/registration people until things go south like a wreck or out of state registration. But by then it's sometimes too late and you have a "lot of 'splainin" to do. Get it done quickly and avoid the pain.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #25
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in alabama , they check the vin number on every one
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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #26
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I've bought and sold well over 50 vehicles in NC, and only on two did the DMV every contact me (incidentally, both were Jeeps now that I think about it.) One was a 82 SJ Cherokee that had some frame damage. The plate agent processed the transaction, but before they issued a title the DMV called me to tell me the vehicle should have a salvage title. As this doesn't mean you can't drive the vehicle, I told them fine, send me the title, which they did. Drove it for a couple of years until the engine blew.

The other was an old Jeep DJ (postal Jeep) I bought at a charity auction in Virginia. When they tried to enter the VIN, it came back as not existing. So I had to tow it to the DMV, where the DMV Enforcement agent did a pencil tracing of the VIN, then approved it for issuing a title (it did have a valid Virginia title when I bought it.)

Other than that, I've never had the VIN checked, in state or out of state.
it really isnt that big of an issue in nc. nearly all of the farm trucks we bought and sold had either lost or non existing titles (we usualy put them in a safe place for keeping and never could find them) , with the majority of these trucks having swapped cabs, motors, and frames. we were always able to get them titled within a few weeks with no real problems.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #27
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Would never work in FL either ... they are VIN nazis with out of state vehicles.
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