cool things with wheels
Its not street legal? Its so cut up no one can drive it?
good point, not legal for equipment or height codes
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Get real guys, it has nothing to do with rules & regs... What do you do when you get lost in a sea of rad rides at shows? Build a kick ass tow rig to cruise in with!!!
get lost at a car show? it's never happened to me... but hey, I'm up for a challenge. I certainly would like to go to bigger car shows, but even SEMA holds no challenge for me anymore. I simply have a brain wired for direction, and cars. In the Navy I was a guy that ran charts and navigation equipment. Now I, well, obviously am nuts about cars
depending on the state its registered in,I have no idea what a height code is, but in most states in the south east US, anything is legal to put on the road, as long as it has working head, tail and turn lights.in my state, if the vehicle is older than 25 years, there is no title required,there is no inspection, nothing,proof of insurance and a bill of sale is all you need to get a license plate.V-W rail buggys with no windshield, no exhaust, no fenders etc are legal as long as all the lights work, and there is a VIN on it somewhere. you just buy a junker V-W beetle and use the VIN to get a tag for the rail buggy
yeah states are the deciding factor, Pennsylvania is draconian. Nothing can vary from stock I've heard
Not true about PA. We have antique plates after 25 yrs - no inspection or registration thereafter. Also, just started year-of-make plate program, I have year - correct on all my Fords... my '31 A Tudor is open wheel traditional rod, 6 in chop - antique plate & insurance means it costs me $80 a year flat!
Rob, you know all the examples where what I meant would be true? I meant those, not every example you can think of where I'm wrong. Like new cars. Like wide tires, aftermarket mufflers, and lift kits.
Well when you vaguely blanket remark about a state that you don't live in thats "draconian", I thought that some insight from someone who actually lives in the state and has 6 varying types of vehicles registered would better educate you instead of what you "heard". The discussion was regarding the OP rat rod/tow rig. If you intended to discuss new car regs, then you were off-topic, your mistake not mine.
well all right, I see you're mistaken in just what we seem to be discussing, and you're going to decide to be right about everything, and discussing nothing that makes you wrong on this topic. I pointed out in the post title that the rat rod is trailered, not where it's trailered. You decided it was from getting lost at a car show. I don't even know how that happens, unless you are 3 feet tall. Then I pointed out that Pennsylvania is hyper conscious about stupid shit like mufflers, tires, and changing a car from stock, which it is. And you want to stick up for your state because you're stuck living there. Well, all right, run with that. As I was informed by a speed shop owner that left your incredibly wonderful nothing is better anywhere state, the cops were ball busters on equipment violations because the state put a lot of stupid car equipment laws into effect, hypocrits to the original founding fathers fight for freedom from tyrants and revolt against the English. Not that you seem to be aware of the irony, or the dichotomy of my appreciation of all years of vehicles from the 1800s steam powered wagons and trains to the newest dragsters and race cars on the Optima Street car Invitational Challenge. 150 years of vehicles, not a lot of focus on anything in particular.