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About bobg1951chevy

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  1. "The problem comes with a resident attempting to purchase a car from out of state which has any issue to cast doubt about the car being positively identified as the car listed on the paperwork when the DMV Inspector examines the car". Had factory information been utilized, the Officer / Inspector would not have been looking for (1) spot welded serial number tags, or (2) incorrect size and shapes of serial number tags or (3) hidden serial numbers or (4) matching serial numbers between engine and vehicle body or (5) variations in sizes and shapes of serial number tag rivets, from ten different 1951 Chevrolet assembly plants. Keep in mind here, after my NC Title was issued ...... the State began with item (1), but when that item was documented as being erroneous, the State went to item (2) and so on. All five items have been addressed, with an abundance of accurate Chevrolet documentation, to the NC DMV Can you see how I am unhappy, with no resolution in sight, concerning the "incorrect doubt" created by the State of NC with all of the above listed items?
  2. I cannot speak for VW, but can tell you GM dealers did not "make the rules", regarding extended warranties. GM set the guidelines for their extended warranty coverage items, the dealership followed those guidelines.
  3. Well stated. I had 35 years with Chevy, from the retail side to the wholesale side of the bowtie. We certainly gave the customer the benefit of the doubt, but still did not satisfy all the customers. When Chevy had the adhesion problem, it was explained to us the body was not cleaned correctly / thoroughly, before the primer coat was installed. Regarding your oil change comment. In the early '90's, Chevy was using a black colored AC engine filter, on the factory assembly line. The black AC oil filter was a factory installed item only. The parts dept. and any retail outlet received blue AC oil filters. When an engine failure occurred, we requested maintenance receipts to verify customer participation in the care of his / her vehicle. To have an engine failure at 20,000 or 30,000 miles was very uncommon. When receipts could not be produced, you could bet the farm that the original, factory installed black oil filter, was still on the engine. Of course, the customer would state his mechanic or parts store sold the black AC filters.
  4. Chevy would say nope, as well. The warranty, as you stated, was one year OR 12,000 miles. The mileage part of the warranty expired.
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    Yes, the State Police have info on VIN number locations, etc The problem I have personally encountered here in NC is the fact that the State Police information is valid, BUT the applicable years for their valid information is erroneous. Here in NC, the NICB is used for the State Patrol reference. NICB = National Insurance Crime Bureau.
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    Holy cow, hoping the OP didn't get tossed into the can for possession of stolen property.
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    If one googles "hidden serial numbers for 1971 Chevy truck", locations are shown on some forums, with pics. That being said, this truck still sounds too sketchy, I would not consider this potential bomb, ready to explode on the unsuspecting buyer.
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    Perhaps there is the "hidden serial number ", but that has not been discussed, thus far. There are more trucks for sale out there, the OP should not need to look for trouble, as this truck in question would indicate.
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    Without a VIN, how would connect any registration to this truck ?
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  11. MC, the one year clause states the verification shall be conducted as soon as practical. It was, in my case. It further states the inspection shall consist of verifying the public vehicle identification number to ensure that it matches the vehicle and ownership documents. It was, in my case. This above procedure was done in a timely fashion, in under 30 days, from day of title application at the local DMV, to new North Carolina title in hand. No exceptions were noted, no infractions were listed, nothing of concern was written or verbally spoken to me, before or immediately after my title was issued.. As a footnote, not only does the vehicle serial number match the model of the vehicle itself, the vehicle serial number sequence coincides with the body production number sequence, located on the cowl tag, under the passenger side of the hood. Besides the personal grief this entire procedure has created for seven months, this 1951 Chevrolet is also a financial investment for us. No one is willing to throw their investments away, whether it be a savings account or a stock market account or an automobile investment account. Erroneous information from the NICB to the NC DMV has been the culprit. The manufacturing automobile factory states the facts, those facts are then re-interpreted by the NICB, sometimes misinterpreted by the NICB, as I have witnessed. Had factory information been utilized, the Officer / Inspector would not have been looking for spot welded serial number tags, or incorrect size and shapes of serial number tags or hidden serial numbers or matching serial numbers between engine and vehicle body or variations in sizes and shapes of serial number tag rivets, from ten different 1951 assembly plants. I have supplied the Officer / Inspector with factory pictures, factory statements, pictures of subject matter from OTHER 1951 Chevrolet owners and their vehicles. I have done my due diligence. At the end of the day and after all my submitted information, my 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Sport Coupe is still known as a Chevrolet Skyline to the NC DMV. I've taken up enough space, regarding this ongoing scenario ...... but would still like to hear from anyone in North Carolina who has had the same experiences.
  12. In all of this, I was told by the Inspector and later by the Supervisor that the issuing of the title should have been the period at the end of the sentence. I was told all inspections would cease, if a title was issued. I was also told if there was a "glitch" in the paperwork, or serial number or whatever, NO TITLE would be issued, regardless of the 30 day statute. I believe that 30 day clause is for inspections that move along smoothly, without any "glitches". If a review is permitted for one year, I have not been told or read of this policy. Recall, the objections did not begin with serial number tag rivets, instead the serial number tag rivet complaint came to light six months after all this began, in October of 2016. MC, since you have been on the review committee, I would appreciate direction here, whether through this forum, a PM or my personal email address.
  13. Ozstatman, you are welcome.
  14. MC, your point is well taken, and my error was believing "foreign vehicle" was a MG or a Jaguar, etc. Reading the NC definition clarifies "foreign vehicle". An "out of state vehicle" phrase could have been used. I ALWAYS do my due diligence, when making a vehicle purchase. I verify the title has no lien, I verify the title is in the name of the current owner selling the car, and I certainly verify the serial numbers on the title match the serial numbers on the car. If there is a concern in any of those mentioned areas, I am not a buyer. In this instance, buying this vehicle from my late friends estate, I was 2,000 miles from the car. I had my late friends grown daughter take a clear picture of the serial number tag, along with both sides of the New Mexico title. I was satisfied with what I saw. I am not stating, by any stretch, that my 1951 should not have been inspected in NC. Instead, I erroneously saw the statute presented to me, as another incorrect issue, during this venture. My vehicle was inspected, my serial number was run through the system, found to be trouble free. In addition, my New Mexico title was clear, clean, without any exceptions noted on the N.M. title. Upon inspection by the NC DMV, and without any additional concerns or infractions, my title should have been issued, which it was. Receiving my title told me my vehicle and its paperwork passed the tests in North Carolina. One month after receiving my title is when concerns were announced, and various concerns were added, going on and on, since that point in time. Once the Officer / Inspector discovered my title was issued, he folded up his paperwork, etc., stated this case was closed, because the title had already been issued. That was in early December of 2016. But his words did not close the case. If concerns were there, by the Raleigh NC DMV, upon inspection of the serial number and the pictures taken by the DMV, my title should not have been issued to me.
  15. In NC, the definition of "restored" is to "make like new again", as it originally appeared from the factory. With "reconstructed", an example was given, regarding a vehicle which was deemed a "total loss", by insurance company standards. This "total loss" vehicle is purchased by an individual, which then creates a "salvage title", for that individual. That individual "rebuilds" the "total loss" vehicle, which then creates a "reconstructed" title, after repairs are complete. So no, restored and reconstructed are miles apart in procedures.