Does anyone know what entity it is that would inspect a salvage titled, rebuilt car and clear it for use?
Thanks Dan, I was just curious for now. Don't need the service for a while. I imagine it would not be the local mechanic doing this stuff.
If you buy a wreck from places like Copart or Impact and the vehicle is listed as salvage, then in order to put that vehicle back on the road it needs to go through what's called a "structural safety". If I recall, these cost $600+. The vehicle is put on a jig, and must meet manufacture's tolerance for body/frame alignment. Pictures are taken, and sent with a certificate to the MTO where they will issue an ownership for that vehicle. On that ownership it will state that the vehicle is "fit", but it will also be branded as "rebuilt" so that any future owners will know it was once written off. A structural safety does not check things like lights, brakes etc.., so the vehicle must also then pass a standard safety that we're all familliar with.
Here's all the info you need;
yes structural then regular safety I have a re-built title on my 2000 S10 and my 2003 Sunfire.....
most large volume body shops have a frame machine that can verify a cars structure and they are mostly licensed to do a structural check
I was looking at Copart and they have flood classic cars and was told by a buddy that flood cars were only to be brought in as parts or scrap. I did not see that in the doc below, so is he correct?
It appears to be a case of one shoe fits all. As most of us rebuild our toys from the ground up all the issues of flood, ie wiring, upholstery etc would be taken care of, just a thought.
henrys57wagon wrote:It appears to be a case of one shoe fits all. As most of us rebuild our toys from the ground up all the issues of flood, ie wiring, upholstery etc would be taken care of, just a thought.
Gov. doesn't care how well it's been rebuilt, "It Ain't Going back On the Road" I see quite a few car haulers heading back to Que. from the Auction of Wrecks up in Aurora, loaded with them. they must still have a way of getting around the ownership branding???
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as usual this is not a answer to initial question...
but Remember ...any car or truck older tham 15 years, is not subect to branding rules
SO if you bring a salvage title from U.S. (other then Michigan)
the vehicle will be "automatically clean title" as soon as you pay tax and change into your name
if the car is 15 years or older its not subject to branding!
I have, close to me, a 69Z28 and 70Z28 with clean titles... The cars were badly damaged cars from States The salvage title goes clean thats how it is....
Non-regulated vehicles, such as those older than 15 years, buses manufactured before January 1, 1971 and other types of non-regulated designs
do not have to enter the Salvage Vehicle Program since they are exempt for having to comply with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) and its regulations.
This Camaro is beautifully restored, structurally inspected, safety checked Gorgeous car was a salvage car from States hit hard in left rear
Now Clean title
Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.
I still think that the 15 year and older exclusion.... means they don't care what condiditon, or how it happened
I brought over 2 last year at Port Huron... They looked at the build date on the door, and let us go pay tax....
They did not look in the car or in the trunk.........
Same thing with my buddies 1949 truck last week............
The salvage and flooding IS a issue with a vehicle subject to the branding program Old cars are not.........
427CARL wrote:The salvage and flooding IS a issue with a vehicle subject to the branding program Old cars are not.........
What about a car that is branded as salvage and then becomes over 15 years old after the branding? Can the branding be lifted?
From the goverment web siteSalvage vehicles are vehicles that have been damaged beyond economical repair due to collision, natural disaster or any other event requiring costly repair as determined by a licensing authority or licensed insurance provider. The Salvage Vehicle Program allows for the importation of regulated vehicles branded salvage when: •the damage was not flood-related; and •the vehicle is a CMVSS or FMVSS compliant vehicle less than 15 years old; or •the vehicle is a CMVSS or FMVSS compliant bus manufactured on or after Jan 1st, 1971. Non-regulated vehicles, such as those older than 15 years, buses manufactured before January 1, 1971 and other types of non-regulated designs do not have to enter the Salvage Vehicle Program since they are exempt for having to comply with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) and its regulations. A “salvage” status on a vehicle's title may severely limit your ability to have the vehicle licensed and insured in Canada. Contact your local licensing authority to learn more. Notes: 1.Some manufacturers may not issue recall clearance documents for vehicles that were once declared salvaged denied. 2.You cannot import the vehicle into Canada without a recall clearance.
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