Another salvage title thread

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by spindrift, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    Can a clear title be created from a salvage title, or is it dependent upon the state in which you reside? In my case, it's Texas.
     
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  3. dumptruck89

    dumptruck89 Light Load Member

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    I know in Massachusetts if you go through a special inspection. With all the repairs and new parts itemized and written down, with receipts. You can get a rebuilt title. It's a lot of work and a pain in rear to do, but can be done. Best bet is call your local dmv and ask. Up here the state police have a special inspection unit dedicated just to rebuilt titles and kit car inspections.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Reminds me of my younger days; buy a total wrecked car from a junk yard, then use that title on a stolen car from another state. Take the title to the DMV and get a license plate. Even the town mayor did that in my little country town in Tennessee. Went all the way to Texas to steal a car that matched the title of the totaled car. Probably be hard to do that these days.
    Some used them for moonshine running.
     
  5. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    I dont know about posting that, I guess limitations have run out, but your brave. Not saying the thought may have crossed my mind, just not that brave.
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That was long ago; in my younger days. I almost bought one off a used car lot one time. The salesman was a little miffed that I noticed the title didn't match the car.
     
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  7. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    Ok...I learned from DMV that a salvage title runs for the life of the vehicle.
     
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  8. starmac

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    Well at one time I owned a salvage yard in Texas, and there is, or was a trick around that. lol
    If I needed a clear title, I would turn it in with the others when I crushed, then call in and tell them I turned the title in by accident, and they would always send me a new clear title. lol
     
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  9. Trucker186

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    Hmm sounds like a 70's movie ??? Did you get those cars within 60 seconds ?
     
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