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Yes, it's legal?
Howdy! No more legal than switching license plates. How you going to change that vin# that's stamped into the frame horn? JohnIf I own two cruisers and I switch vin plates from one to the other, is this legal since I own both vehicles?
Dont need to change the frame vin since I am keeping both trucks. But I own both, so why is this illegal? Do we live in a communist country now??
Howdy! I think it has been federal law for a lot of years that vin# is not transferable. I believe that individual states can issue a new vin if the old # is not found, such as custom rides etc. Do you know of any democracies or republics in which it IS legal to play mixnmatch with the vin#s? JohnDont need to change the frame vin since I am keeping both trucks. But I own both, so why is this illegal? Do we live in a communist country now??
Then it really isn't ownership
One is not road worthy..eg has a good frame, and the other has a good body but rusty frame.why do you want to switch them anyways?
You own it and do with it what you want but the reason its illegal has nothing to do with ownership, it has to do with that number (VIN) being the permanent identification for the vehicle. Ownership does not extend to using it on roads which you do not own. The priviledge of driving on government roads comes with some responsibilities i.e. registration, insurance, drivers license etc. and those things operate in a manner that require a vehicle be identifiable, not to mention that even though you plan on keeping them both, plans change and other people have the right to know what they are buying. My 2 cents.