No joke there and a 5.7L Hemi would be a slick swap since there are kits out there to facilitate the above into E bodies.This is real cool. It isn't a Camaro, so that doubly makes it great, and I did see the words "convertible"! It does give more hope for those of us in the Challenger world with the ability to actually build something like this, so now we can start with fresh new metal that is even thicker than original instead of having to waste tons of money trying to fabricate and replace existing rust pockets.
The state DMV would issue a special VIN to get around as you described. Although supposedly if someone kept the cowl with its VIN from an original 1970 Challenger and swapped it onto a new bodyshell; it would be 'legal' since on paper the car simply had a lot of bodywork done.In my honest opinion if it is illegal to re body or swap VIN's, a car than i think it would be to do the same with a Re-pop body...wouldn't you think??
Yes, that is the second option, which also fixes the issue with the title itself and any kind of inspection. Factory Five and several other kit car companies have all the necessary information needed in order to get them titled.The state DMV would issue a special VIN to get around as you described. Although supposedly if someone kept the cowl with its VIN from an original 1970 Challenger and swapped it onto a new bodyshell; it would be 'legal' since on paper the car simply had a lot of bodywork done.
That could get tricky though, having to comply with 2012 smog equipment and requirements.You can go either way with a title. If you do it with the DMV, the 70 Challenger becomes a 2012 whatever you want, so the title reflects the current year, not what model the body is.
huh?956BFY said:It is my personal feeling that there are good owners of real cars that can benefit if the steel was correct. I can see many many issues with superbirds and road runners, its incredibly bad out there I feel its a tragedy to chrysler nostalgia, chryslers stance with nascar and other manufacturers which gave real nostalgia its honor at least in my eyes. Its kinda like taking a race car putting in a six cylinder with a one barrel carb and saying ok theres the basic car for the masses and then some non company guy even after being told production numbers were lost says hes got the production numbers. Its just sad. You can hear it when von numbers are being talked about as vins back then were not registered like they are today.