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Old 07-22-2006, 05:10 AM   #16
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I would suggest trying to do this the legal way. If you read the new NHSTA docket. You will find that they have discontinued the importing of the anything before 1996 or after 1998. You can import the 1996 through 1998 legally but now you have to find a RI that is willing to touch the car and go through all of the needed conversions. That is where most people or going to have the problems.
http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...docketid=22654

If you go to this site and read in it, you will see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:20 PM   #17
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I would suggest trying to do this the legal way. If you read the new NHSTA docket. You will find that they have discontinued the importing of the anything before 1996 or after 1998. You can import the 1996 through 1998 legally but now you have to find a RI that is willing to touch the car and go through all of the needed conversions. That is where most people or going to have the problems.
http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...docketid=22654

If you go to this site and read in it, you will see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Theres no light in that document. No one in the RI business, in their right mind would touch a Skyline. Its a dirty word at the NHTSA. Just call them up and ask them. They will probably rip your head off.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:23 PM   #18
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So all you have to do is buy a car from the dealer. then either have them ship it to motorx and pay them 15k to make it legal OR pay the company about 250 to take the car (motor, transmission, and suspension) apart. After that put the car in a seperate crate from the parts and ship it to california ( or can they ship it to the state you live in like i live in Wisconsin) When you put the car back together you take it in for emissions? IF that is all that is it than im prolly going to go with that.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:27 PM   #19
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So all you have to do is buy a car from the dealer. then either have them ship it to motorx and pay them 15k to make it legal OR pay the company about 250 to take the car (motor, transmission, and suspension) apart. After that put the car in a seperate crate from the parts and ship it to california ( or can they ship it to the state you live in like i live in Wisconsin) When you put the car back together you take it in for emissions? IF that is all that is it than im prolly going to go with that.
Motorex is no longer in business. You think you can get someone in Japan to take apart a car for $250 ? I see you have been dealing with them for the last 15 years like how I have.

"Motor vehicles" must comply with the Clean Air Act and may not be disassembled nor purchased in a disassembled form for the purposes of evading the Clean Air Act or the Imports regulations. In these situations the kit car body/chassis combination must be certified by the manufacturer, must be in a configuration which was previously certified by EPA subject to the guidelines discussed at "2" above or, in the case of an importation, an EPA form 3520-1 must be filed at the port of entry and the vehicle imported by an eligible ICI who must ensure that the kit car body/chassis complies with all applicable emission requirements. At the present time, there are no ICIs eligible to import kit cars.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:11 PM   #20
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so then if you cant do than then what can u do?
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:21 PM   #21
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so then if you cant do than then what can u do?
Like machine guns and cocaine - even if you want them, you can't have them legally. I am sure you know people that have both, or like both, but it doesnt make it legal.
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:31 PM   #22
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so your sayin you cant import them legally any more?
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:59 PM   #23
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so your sayin you cant import them legally any more?
That would be correct. The ones that are here are here. If you try and import any more though DOT and EPA, it would be very difficult.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:18 PM   #24
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Like machine guns and cocaine - even if you want them, you can't have them legally. I am sure you know people that have both, or like both, but it doesnt make it legal.
i dont know if you have herd about a importing company that i have herd people talk about its called something like Noble. Im not trying to have an argueement with you i was just wondering.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:38 PM   #25
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i dont know if you have herd about a importing company that i have herd people talk about its called something like Noble. Im not trying to have an argueement with you i was just wondering.
Not to say I know every place, or every company, but I have a fairly good finger on the pulse of importing into the US. Legally, illegally, semi-legally, kit car, though Canada, etc.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:11 AM   #26
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i hoping the rules change or it gets easier to import. im think im gunna get one in like 3-4 years, so maye sumthing will change.
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:02 PM   #27
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i hoping the rules change or it gets easier to import. im think im gunna get one in like 3-4 years, so maye sumthing will change.

You can hope, and hope, but thats all you will get, is hope. There are no driving reasons to change the rules, so they will not change.

You need to have political power to get changes in rules, and a decent amount of money and time.

Just getting the "Show or Display" rule took quiet a while to get though.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:30 PM   #28
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There is a time and money consuming way to get one legalized. But only Die-Hards might attempt at. Tyndago helped me get my head straightened out. Still a way that most possiblally would work would be: Become an R.I. yourself and do the work but having correct paperwork and the OK from DOT and such. Or work for an R.I. and do it yourself with all paperwork and the OKs. Could work, might work. It sounds like it could.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:37 PM   #29
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There is a time and money consuming way to get one legalized. But only Die-Hards might attempt at. Tyndago helped me get my head straightened out. Still a way that most possiblally would work would be: Become an R.I. yourself and do the work but having correct paperwork and the OK from DOT and such. Or work for an R.I. and do it yourself with all paperwork and the OKs. Could work, might work. It sounds like it could.
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:29 PM   #30
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I think some of us should try to see if the being an R.I. or working for an R.I. would work out. If it does.. then boom! We found a hole.
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