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How do I salvage my car?

 
Old 05-26-2012, 07:25 PM
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Default How do I salvage my car?

In January some idiot backed into the quarter panel of my EG. Turns out, that was enough damage to total it. This has led me to a dilemma. I know that the only way to register this car again is to go through a DMV or CHP inspection.
My EG has a B20 swap. I also have a momo steering wheel that obviously gets rid of the drivers side airbag. I was wondering if anyone knows what the DMV inspector actually inspects and what would cause them to refer me to CHP. Am I totally screwed?
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:29 PM
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I dont know if its different or the same but i had a friend whos hatch was salvaged and it didnt have air bags so he could swap out steering wheels and it wasnt a problem. Granted it was a few years back.. but once the car is totaled you have to do a brake and light inspection and they make sure everything is good and working. you only have to do it once after its totaled.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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ahhh. Thanks! perhaps ill ask one of my buddys to swap a steering wheel with me. But im still concerned about my engine swap.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:56 PM
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If the car is already registered under your name all the chp is gonna do is going to do a vin inspection and jist tell them you plan on reffing it don't tell them the truth even if the cop seems cool
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Buy a clean shell. Transfer everything over. Problem solved.
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