Really? Some of you guys are advocating fraud.
Ask yourself this question: If you bought a Mustang fastback and later found it had been cobbled together from a coupe, 3 vin stampings and a title, how would you feel?
Like you had been ripped off I bet.
I was using a coupe as a representative item. The front clip is the same between a couple and fastback. It is not fraud, it is repair.
The majority of the car is the fastback. Would you feel better is the car was clipped, and a bunch of repair panels from China used to build it, because everything in a front half (not just a coupe) can be bought as reproduction.
This type of REPAIR PANEL was sold by Ford years ago: No fraud there.
Cars are routinely clipped and halves put together.
Not fraud. Extensively repaired, not fraud.
Everyone loves to quote a (1), but this is B 2 (B) (C)
18 U.S. Code ß 511. Altering or removing motor vehicle identification numbers
(a) A person whoó
(1) knowingly removes, obliterates, tampers with, or alters an identification number for a motor vehicle or motor vehicle part; or
(2) with intent to further the theft of a motor vehicle, knowingly removes, obliterates, tampers with, or alters a decal or device affixed to a motor vehicle pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act,
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
(1) Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to a removal, obliteration, tampering, or alteration by a person specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection (unless such person knows that the vehicle or part involved is stolen).
(2) The persons referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection areó
(A) a motor vehicle scrap processor or a motor vehicle demolisher who complies with applicable State law with respect to such vehicle or part;
(B) a person who repairs such vehicle or part, if the removal, obliteration, tampering, or alteration is reasonably necessary for the repair;
(C) a person who restores or replaces an identification number for such vehicle or part in accordance with applicable State law; and
(D) a person who removes, obliterates, tampers with, or alters a decal or device affixed to a motor vehicle pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act, if that person is the owner of the motor vehicle, or is authorized to remove, obliterate, tamper with or alter the decal or device byó
(i) the owner or his authorized agent;
(ii) applicable State or local law; or
(iii) regulations promulgated by the Attorney General to implement the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act.