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Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by PhyrraM » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:28 am

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Don't need it.
Don't have room for it.
Don't know if it is, or can be, legal.
The wife will likely kill me and take everything I own.

But it's in my grasp an oh soooo cooool.

Talk to me guys.
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by kimokalihi » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:38 am

How much and where?
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by PhyrraM » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:44 am

Here in SoCal.

Possible trade situation, details still unresolved.
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by kimokalihi » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:51 am

Do it! I want it bad.
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by Alphius » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:27 am

I'd drive the wheels off of that thing! Even though it is an auto...

If it was me, and I had a responsible, doable way to buy that without going into major debt or something, I totally would do it.

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Post by kimokalihi » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:31 am

Me tok and I'd swap it with a 5mt.
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Post by Danny-G » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:34 am

I would strongly consider trading my sedan for that. And I wont part with that sedan for anything... I say DO IT!!!!!!! Its a once in a life time chance really, don't let it pass!!
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by randomiam » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:14 am

California plates eh, why are you questioning the legality of it? Do it, or regret it for a long time, haha.

Aside from the obvious, that thing has outstanding paint for the color and that state.
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Post by subaru_styles » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:26 am

so did you buy it or are you thinking of buying it?
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Post by alexandermf » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:23 pm

Omg get it, that's sooooo clean

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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by alexandermf » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:24 pm

You could prolly even turn it for profit, to help persuade the wifey :P

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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by PhyrraM » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:03 pm

The plates are dealer plates. That tells me that it likely isn't legal. It's generally VERY hard to make it legal, especially if it doesn't already have the proper paperwork. Getting the proper paperwork will likely be impossible because it's already in the country.

That being said, I know of a white USDM POSTAL wagon. Everything should swap, other than the raised roof differences.
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by kimokalihi » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:24 pm

How hard is it to buy a postal wagon and swap the vin tags?
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Post by PhyrraM » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:07 pm

One swaps with the dash.
Another rivets to the strut tower.

However one is stamped in the firewall and many of the body panels have a tamper evident VIN sticker. IIRC, there are also a few more VINs stamped into other places on the unitbody.

With my luck, I'd get nailed fast. VIN swap is not my first choice. I like the low roof better then the high roof, but I also like Winestoine better then white.

And don't forget, I just picked up a '91 SS sedan to play with too. UGGGG.....
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by Grayguy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:34 pm

Ewwwww, wagon. I'd just title it as a postal, around here you'd have a 99.9% chance of never getting busted.
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Post by beatersubi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:25 pm

Color is lovely, body is in good condition, rhd (obviously) ...but its an auto.
Don't do it. Instead, give me the seller's contact info. :P
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Post by DerFahrer » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:38 pm

Don't do a VIN swap. You'd be one traffic stop away from the car going to the crusher, especially in California.

Email John, who did the title work on my B4: blackopsperformance@yahoo.com

He's here in Florida and isn't familiar with California laws, but he still might be able to help you.

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Post by Legacy777 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:20 pm

That is a very nice wagon!
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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by oldscoobyturbo » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:06 am

Just get collector car insurance on it then its legal as is
BTW that looks mint good thing I live too far away I could use another RHD Legacy
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Post by bmxkelowna » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:48 am

is this thing still for sale some where?

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Re: Talk me down man....talk me down...

Post by James614 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:54 pm

I don't see he big deal in a vin swap. If you hit the dash, strut tower, and door jamb, how would you ever get caught besides being a theft suspect? I don't recall cops or mechanics ever looking past the dash or door jamb for it, its not worth their time without good reason.

I know a few JDM vehicles rolling around wish USDM vain plates.
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Post by dscoobydoo » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:00 am

As a prior Customs Officer and a LEO: DON'T DO THE VIN SWAP!

If it has a plate, then it has some kind of paperwork.
Might have to register it in another state, but you might be able to make it legal.

I would get it and NOT CHANGE A THING!
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Post by GClark » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:47 pm

That is beautiful.
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Post by kimokalihi » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:25 am

I like that it doesn't have stupid abs.
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Post by evolutionmovement » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:05 am

Yeah, I second looking into the other state thing. When I was going to build my car as a tadpole trike, my plan B to get around ambiguous MA state laws was to have it registered in the very easy NH through family (though as a motorcycle and I would've preferred it as a car). Once titled as a custom motorcycle, I would've had it "sold" to me and reregistered in MA and there wouldn't have been any questions (except for likely annoying curious cops).
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