Lives in an IH Dealership
- Apr 4, 2008
- Sunnyvale, Ca.
In the (online) Ca. Vehicle Code, look up sections 5004, 5051, 5052 , 4600 and 4604. Those should answer most of the questions and you can cite them when you argue with DMV agents who don't know the situation. In my old notes, I have a phone number I think I once used when I had a somewhat similar situation; it is (916) 657-8035 and another that might help is (916) 657-6560. Assuming those are Sacramento DMV offices, be prepared for long waits on Hold...I bought a '69 IH truck at action couple years ago. The Calif DMV will not allow me to put it in my name and/or put the vehicle on non-op. They want it smog tested, registered and weighed first. I can't get it registered until it passes smog and it can't pass smog until I get it running. And I can't put it in my name until it passes smog. And I can't put it on non-op until it's in my name and registered. So it sits in my backyard with no legal owner until I finish its restoration. Then hope I don't get hit with ten years of back registration fees.
If any of those sections help, feel free to explain your results here afterward.