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Old 06-08-2012, 08:47 PM
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Cab swap

My truck is affectionately known as Rustbucket. Those of you who know me know why.

I've located a cab for not much more than it would cost me to patch the major holes in the cab I've got and even if I patched the holes in my current cab I'd still have rusty doors and a few spots of rot that would be a bear to patch.

I intend to swap cabs but my issue is the legalities of it all. Am I better off trying to get the title to the cab and registering/insuring it as a different truck? Do I swap the VIN plates since it is the same vehicle just different sheet metal? Cause I'm pretty sure that's not legal but I'm not a lawyer nor have I done this before.

The truck is a 99 and the cab is a 99 as well so nothing to be gained or lost either way.
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:36 PM
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Call your local DMV, that is the place to get your answers.
 
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not that this helps, but...

i know, people, that have done that before, swap vin tags on the dash, and the sticker on the drivers door jam. we both know it's just metal, not like you're swapping vins because you stole it, or you're changeing the odometer reading... btw, thats easy too, if you get a new gauge cluster and wanna set it to your current reading.
 
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Man, I am for doing it the legal way...if you ever got popped for messing with the VIN's you would wish that you hadn't.
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by magicsac1366 View Post
not that this helps, but...

i know, people, that have done that before, swap vin tags on the dash, and the sticker on the drivers door jam. we both know it's just metal, not like you're swapping vins because you stole it, or you're changeing the odometer reading... btw, thats easy too, if you get a new gauge cluster and wanna set it to your current reading.
I've had these bad thoughts as well just wanted to know if there was a better way to go about it.
 
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:47 PM
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the only way i've heard to do it legaly is going to your dmv, asking if there is paperwork you need to fill out for the cab swap. you may need to take pictures of your truck, the cab, write a letter saying what you're going to do, mail it to there main office, and get some kinda permission permit bs. i know guys that have done custom cars using other frames, and thats what they did. pictures, mailing letters, going to see someone at an office and explaining what you're going to do. when i did it, it was with an older truck... alot easier and no way to tell what i did. im sure somebody at your dmv can help, you just gotta have patients and time because they drag *** lol.
 
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You need the title from the donor cab. Unless its from a salvage yard. The you will need a bill of sale. After the paper work. You will have get the truck inspected. Then they will issue a new (salvage)title for the vehicle.

Do not swap the VIN plates. That will put you in some hot water.
 
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Vin Number

I not sure if anybody answer this one. I know if you buy a cab from salvage yard in Texas they take the VIN number badge off. Then they give you a bill of sale.
 
 
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