Good information. Thanks!In Colorado you have to have the old frame inspected and determined to be unsalvageable then get a rebuilders title. Once rebuilt, you have to take the new entire vehicle in for inspection and surrender the old frame. They still assign a new state VIN and if you do anything like a coyote swap they have the ability to assign an EFI year based on the emissions year of the drivetrain. You basically have a kit car title and proof you destroyed a bronco.
Therefore, I am building on a titled Bronco frame with legible VIN so no more inspections. I spent hours on the phone with DMV trying to figure out ways around it and there are none in Colorado.
Also, the titled frame has to be previously registered in Colorado when transferring to your name or it will also require a State inspection at time of Titleing so it must be a running street legal vehicle before tear down if coming from another state.
In a couple of the previous discussions, I remember at least a couple of people having done just that.Has anyone contacted the aftermarket frame suppliers and asked what they are doing about the frame stamped VIN numbers?
Wouldn't instead the person with the title have the rights to your frame?you better have the frame w. matching vin number ! whoever got the frame can at any point apply for a lost title and report a stolen EB. once he or she gets the title they can literally come to your house and take your Bronco
This would mean someone could steal a Bronco titled in my name and get their own title for it based on now having possession of the frame.The legal title is assigned to the frame. Having the frame trumps having a piece of paper and warranty tag from the glove box.
This would mean someone could steal a Bronco titled in my name and get their own title for it based on now having possession of the frame.
A title in my name means the matching frame belongs to me, no matter who has possession of it. That's the point of a title, to prove ownership.