Hi all! sorry for the late reply! i thought i set this to send me emails.
Yes that was my old plate "ITSLEGAL" my NY plate. Ive since registered and insured it here in cali on a standard plate. I did a TON of research before bringing my truck to Cali. I found a bunch of info about owning a vehicle out of state for a a minimum of two years that is it then ok to bring to cali w/o issues. I called the DMV and a bunch of DMV courier services telling them Exactly the nature of my truck and if it would be legal here.
Long story short, took it to a courier. Proved that I have owned it for nearly 8 years, got the VIN checked there and they submitted the paperwork for me. It took a few extra days due to the non standard vin but was painless.
If it was a gas powered truck it would have been much harder since i would have had to proved a smog cert and gone through that level of scrutiny. But since it diesel and pre 97, no smog. I also got it registered as a SUV instead of a truck to avoid the required weight certificate, I just put a few extra ratty seats in the load space when i went to the courier.
Oddly enough I got stopped in Santa Clara two days after getting it cali plated, by a santa clara police officer who just wanted to see it and tell me about his CJ8 scrambler. Nice people here!
And yes we say you guys on rt 17, we were headed to santa cruz to check out apartments and i still had the 1.2 Disco T case in my truck. It was nearly undriveable up the grades since i detuned the pump to avoid coal rolling every tesla and prius in the state and getting the smog police on my ass. Ive since swapped back to a 1.4 defender case and pushed the fueling back up a tad and its crushing it again.
Thanks for the info about the shops, ill get in touch. Anyone doing a frame group buy or have a container coming over?
Edited by Naplm00, 19 December 2016 - 11:09 AM.