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SUPERMAN0919 12-17-2011 12:11 AM

Tj vin and title rebuild question
 
Lookin at a 98 tj that has severe body damage from a rollover. The whole tub has been gutted including all dash panels, guages, shifter, everything even carpet! Which gets me to my point. There is no vin tag or title to this rig! I have a tj the same year with a bent frame and was wondering if i could swap out the bodys and repair the damage,repaint and run it under my vin and title or is there anything else I should do!

a_springfield 12-17-2011 07:03 AM

The frame has a vin plate that is the vin the vehicle is registered under. If you use you vin on that frame you would be in serious stuff if caught

CJ-John 12-17-2011 07:44 AM

I think it's a matter of what state you live in. Some are much tougher than others on that stuff. I bought a new frame and built a chevy truck from mostly a rotted out Blazer and had it in NY for years with no problems. Sold it to a guy from Connecticut and had a big hassle.

SUPERMAN0919 12-18-2011 12:19 AM

Illinois

jkaufman_95 12-18-2011 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by SUPERMAN0919
Illinois

Your screwed. Nothing is easy in this state, whereabouts are you?

SUPERMAN0919 12-18-2011 10:10 PM

Tilton, bout 30 miles east of Champaign on I-74

jkaufman_95 12-18-2011 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by SUPERMAN0919
Tilton, bout 30 miles east of Champaign on I-74

So Danville? Your about two hours or so from me

SUPERMAN0919 12-19-2011 12:44 AM

Yeah basically. Just south, separated by 74.

SUPERMAN0919 12-20-2011 03:32 AM

Where bouts r u?

jkaufman_95 12-20-2011 03:36 AM

Around Decatur

SUPERMAN0919 12-20-2011 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by jkaufman_95
Around Decatur

Yep not to far at all

jkaufman_95 12-20-2011 03:58 AM

Nope, not really

vertical horizons 05-27-2013 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by a_springfield (Post 1835185)
The frame has a vin plate that is the vin the vehicle is registered under...

Is there a VIN on the TUB, as well?

michiganadam 05-27-2013 04:47 PM

There is infact a vin on the tub.
Is someone really going to check the vins? Really?

idiot magnet 05-27-2013 05:50 PM

If the Jeep ever gets stolen and they run the VIN numbers after they recover it you'll be in BIG trouble!
Tampering with a VIN is a federal offense and transferring one to another one is also a federal offense.
Hidden VIN's are all over the Jeep and nearly every part has a VIN on it.


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