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Old 08-13-2018, 03:24 AM
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NYS is a nightmare trying to get a salvage vechical back on the road
Sorry about your luck.

I rebuild "salvage" vehicles to "rebuilt" status. I'm in Michigan.

I recently sold my 03 to friends in New York. New York did not recognize the Michigan rebuilt title so they had to start over on the title recertification process.

It took a couples weeks to get the appointment, but it went off without a hitch. Very easy for them. And all of my documentation was from 2008, when I originally built that truck. Since 2008 I converted it from LB7 to LBZ, so the engine and trans had been changed. The transfer case was changed, the bed, both front fenders and rockers were replaced. I was honestly sweating the whole thing, but as long as no stolen parts show up, your fine.

They actually had more trouble with New York's annual safety inspection. My windows were tinted, a big no no in NY and to my surprise it needed ball joints as well. I made the ball joints right with them and the peeled the tint. Second trip through it passed.

Honestly your truck looks like an easy fix, from the pictures I cannot see where the cab would need to be replaced. (pictures can be deceiving though.)

The hit looks low, good frame shop will pull all of that out.

I hope everything works out for you.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:50 PM
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Sorry about your luck.

I rebuild "salvage" vehicles to "rebuilt" status. I'm in Michigan.

I recently sold my 03 to friends in New York. New York did not recognize the Michigan rebuilt title so they had to start over on the title recertification process.

It took a couples weeks to get the appointment, but it went off without a hitch. Very easy for them. And all of my documentation was from 2008, when I originally built that truck. Since 2008 I converted it from LB7 to LBZ, so the engine and trans had been changed. The transfer case was changed, the bed, both front fenders and rockers were replaced. I was honestly sweating the whole thing, but as long as no stolen parts show up, your fine.

They actually had more trouble with New York's annual safety inspection. My windows were tinted, a big no no in NY and to my surprise it needed ball joints as well. I made the ball joints right with them and the peeled the tint. Second trip through it passed.

Honestly your truck looks like an easy fix, from the pictures I cannot see where the cab would need to be replaced. (pictures can be deceiving though.)

The hit looks low, good frame shop will pull all of that out.

I hope everything works out for you.
Thanks. Yeah I stopped at the truck today to get some things out of and took another look at her again and can’t for the life of me see how the frame is bowed. He hit right at the rear cab mount. As for the cab it is repairable but ALOT of sheet metal work cutting/welding. The rocker panel from the center of my door back to the cab corner needs to be replaced along with the lower half of my B pillar, That buckeled and twisted. The floor back there crunched up with the floor support. I can replace the cab without a doubt but it will more than likely also have a salvage title then I would have to go to the DMV and explain how I took 2 salvage trucks and made one and I don’t know how’d they take that honestly.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:43 AM
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Thanks. Yeah I stopped at the truck today to get some things out of and took another look at her again and can’t for the life of me see how the frame is bowed. He hit right at the rear cab mount. As for the cab it is repairable but ALOT of sheet metal work cutting/welding. The rocker panel from the center of my door back to the cab corner needs to be replaced along with the lower half of my B pillar, That buckeled and twisted. The floor back there crunched up with the floor support. I can replace the cab without a doubt but it will more than likely also have a salvage title then I would have to go to the DMV and explain how I took 2 salvage trucks and made one and I don’t know how’d they take that honestly.
As long as you have receipts for the parts, with VIN numbers from the donor trucks and those VIN numbers are not logged in as stolen, you'll be fine.

On a full cab replacement in Michigan, they will actually assign the truck a new VIN. Not sure about NY. But they know the replacement cab is from a salvage yard, that's why salvage yards exist.

I'd be willing to bet your cab can be saved.

Section off that rear corner, sleeve all of the welds. Have a frame shop set the rocker / B and C pillars. Have them rehang the rear door verify (tram) the hinge and striker surfaces.

Use epoxy primer on everything, the repairs will last the life of the truck.

My frame guy does awesome work, I take the vehicle to him fully torn apart, so he can get right to work. I pay in cash, he loves that. Looking at your truck, I would budget 1,500.00 to 2,000.00 for my frame guy. (and I always budget high). I'm sure there are shops in your area similar to my guy.

I'm not saying it's as easy as an oil change or anything, it's work. But if you like the truck, already have it built the way you want it, fixing it is an option. Depending on what the insurance company pays out, you could end up with a few bucks in your pocket.
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Thank you for that info about cab replacement. ^^ Ive been debating making a trip out west to find a new cab for mine and wondered how that would work.
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:18 AM
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Thank you for that info about cab replacement. ^^ Ive been debating making a trip out west to find a new cab for mine and wondered how that would work.
Anytime Tom.
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On a full cab replacement in Michigan, they will actually assign the truck a new VIN. Not sure about NY. But they know the replacement cab is from a salvage yard, that's why salvage yards exist.

Could you explain a little more on this. Does that mean they change the vin in the system to match the replacement cab? Do they make up a number and actually replace the vin badge on the cab? How does this vin match up to the manufacturer's coding?


I ask this because a few year back I did a color change on a truck and the next time I got stopped the officer checked the vin because the color didn't match the registration. It didn't cause a problem I just found it interesting at the time.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:13 AM
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Could you explain a little more on this. Does that mean they change the vin in the system to match the replacement cab? Do they make up a number and actually replace the vin badge on the cab? How does this vin match up to the manufacturer's coding?


I ask this because a few year back I did a color change on a truck and the next time I got stopped the officer checked the vin because the color didn't match the registration. It didn't cause a problem I just found it interesting at the time.
They make a sticker and apply it to the driver's side door jamb. The VIN they assign is only for licence plates registration etc.

They make no effort to correlate it back to the manufacturer's VIN.

Any of your RPO codes would need to be referenced back to the OEM VIN.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:55 PM
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^^^


Thank you sir that answered all of my questions.


Sorry for the high jack.
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