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Posted 1/4/2019 9:49:53 PM
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Do any of you know if a 84 Caprice station wagon or 93 Buick Roadmaster limited station wagon would be a good donor car?  Thanks.

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Posted 1/20/2019 11:40:35 AM


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Guess it depends on what you are going to keep and what you are going to replace. If you are just using the frame it will probably work. Should compare frame specs to a sedan. If you plan to use the stock engine, trans, suspension and brakes, you might want to consider an ex cop car, though the wagon my have some of the same cop car upgrades due to higher gvw.

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Posted 1/29/2019 4:12:28 PM
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Zeus Wayne (1/20/2019)
Guess it depends on what you are going to keep and what you are going to replace. If you are just using the frame it will probably work. Should compare frame specs to a sedan. If you plan to use the stock engine, trans, suspension and brakes, you might want to consider an ex cop car, though the wagon my have some of the same cop car upgrades due to higher gvw.

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What would you say is the minimum that would need to be kept or replaced in a donor car?
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Posted 1/30/2019 5:51:42 AM


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Minijokerguy,

The most import part of the donor is to keep is the VIN! So, you need to keep enough of the vehicle to maintain VIN per your state requirements. For instance, in FL, you can completely alter the body of a currently titled FL car that is 25 years old and still have it titled as the original vehicle. Just have to keep the sections of the body where the VIN is. Otherwise if permitted in your state, you will have to title as a homebuilt/new creation which will require DOT inspections and all the required items to pass like wipers, defroster, headlights at least 24” above ground, etc. All things that’ll ruin the look. Now dont’t get me wrong, if you go the altered route of an existing vehicle, all the same DOT rules apply, however, you are just at the mercy of a patrol officer vs an inspector at an inspection facility, and quite frankly, unless you are “gunnin” a left lane hog, who would pull you over for anything other than a pic? Everything else is up to you and your wallet...

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Posted 1/30/2019 10:32:25 AM
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Got it, thanks.

Thats interesting that some states have such different rules and or regulations about what needs to be kept from the donor vehicle. Also I’m located in Illinois, I can see a lot of people wanting to pull over Batman lol.

Zeus Wayne (1/30/2019)
Minijokerguy,

The most import part of the donor is to keep is the VIN! So, you need to keep enough of the vehicle to maintain VIN per your state requirements. For instance, in FL, you can completely alter the body of a currently titled FL car that is 25 years old and still have it titled as the original vehicle. Just have to keep the sections of the body where the VIN is. Otherwise if permitted in your state, you will have to title as a homebuilt/new creation which will require DOT inspections and all the required items to pass like wipers, defroster, headlights at least 24” above ground, etc. All things that’ll ruin the look. Now dont’t get me wrong, if you go the altered route of an existing vehicle, all the same DOT rules apply, however, you are just at the mercy of a patrol officer vs an inspector at an inspection facility, and quite frankly, unless you are “gunnin” a left lane hog, who would pull you over for anything other than a pic? Everything else is up to you and your wallet...

Zeus
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