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Old August 21st, 2014, 08:45 AM   #41
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Aren't authentic plates about $35 and lifetime?
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Old August 21st, 2014, 08:48 AM   #42
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I believe $35 yr.

Biggest thing, it makes insurance WAY cheaper. Once I get the plate I can get insurance through grundy cheap and easy.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:35 AM   #44
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Biggest thing, it makes insurance WAY cheaper. Once I get the plate I can get insurance through grundy cheap and easy.
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Yup - Lifetime. :) I have them for my 66.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:34 AM   #45
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Good to know.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:44 AM   #46
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With running the historical plates is there any limitation on miles driven per year?
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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:52 AM   #47
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Yes their are limitations with running the historical plate.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:53 AM   #48
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http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7...5712--,00.html
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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:57 AM   #49
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Yea just found that.....so technical driving it to work would be against the laws set for that.....wonder how much a cop would really pay attention or care. Cuts the insurance cost for my chevelle thru grundy almost in half.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 01:00 PM   #50
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Yep - definitely restrictions. I don't DD my 66, so YMMV.

I would be perfectly happy paying the same annual registration fee as regular plates - as long as I could display the vintage ones.
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But your on your honor. The odometer police aren't going to check up on you
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I daily drove my 73 Nova with a 73 dealer plate registered to it with no problems. It was far from stock too.
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Decisions decisions

Got the quote back from dvap, 550 for bare frame and $1k to ship it. I could go and get it myself for about the same cost.

But I've also been intrigued about using an 03 vic chassis. As I plan on a new drivetrain anyway. Hell I own a 95 grand marquis, it's just a spare vehicle I keep around for emergencies. But if I am going through all that work, might as well get the better suspension etc. I can get running driving police interceptors in my area for $1500.


Decisions decisions
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Do you know how similar the frames are on your '95 versus the '03's? I would assume very if not identical. Might be worth the time to do some measurents to compare such as wheelbase curvature etc.
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Front suspension is completely different 95 vs 03. But general dimensions probably same. I wouldn't be the first. Read a few build threads on people who have done it.
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Seems like parts availability would be a big selling point of going with the newer chassis
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Old August 21st, 2014, 06:17 PM   #57
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Front Struts, rack and Pinon steering, bigger disc brakes, better rear axle w/discs, stronger frame overall, and already setup for mod motor and od transmission. But a hell of a lot of work lol.
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Can't be worse than building a buggy from the ground up....
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I bet the buggy was easier...


Drove it into work today. Didn't like sustained 65-70 on the highway. After 10 minutes or so the hot light began to flicker. Slowed down and was fine. Planned on replacing the tank today. Now that it's been at half or below it hasnt leaked. So I'm gonna go with it had the leak prior to purchase.

Gonna change the oil, thermostat, coolant. And grab a cheap temperature gauge to better monitor Temps.

Gonna also replace a smashed shut brake at randys from a broken exhaust hanger letting the tailpipe hit the axle and the LR wheel cylinder because the bleeder is broke.
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New tank installed, oil changed, coolant flushed, brake line fixed, wheel cylinder replaced, bought a cheap sunpro gauge set and installed those.

I've decided to put an 03+ Panther chassis under it. I had one in the shop today and got to compare them side by side. And I think it's def manageable. Now to find a police interceptor donor.
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