This is directed toward people who have successfully imported EPA and DOT EXEMPT vehicles from Canada into the US at either Blaine or that other gate on I5 near Vancouver. I've pored over all of the posted info and am in close contact with Wayne and the importer/dealer who Wayne trusts, a guy named Tom. I've bought the pretty 1977 BJ40 FST that Wayne has posted for sale in the forum more than once. I will have a bill of sale and an Alberta, Canada title document in hand. I'm hoping to be able to simply go to Vancouver (where the vehicle will be - shipped by Wayne COD), put the cruiser on my trailer and drive back to a border crossing to pay duties and come on home. Nice and simple. Tom is of the opinion that I'll be able to do this since the EPA and DOT forms won't be needed or asked for because of the age of the vehicle. He's suggested that I probably don't even need the assistance of an importer (I had offered him the job). BUT I'm seeing things, details too many to list and mostly, I hope, irrelevant to this, on the custom service (now Dept. of Homeland Defense )website that have brought me to ask for actual experiences from others who may have done it this way, if anyone has. All I'm trying to do is prepare for rolling up to the U.S. Customs window - I needn't concern myself with any Canadians except on the way in, right? So what kind of things do they have in their quivers that the US border people might use to stall this? Are there right answers to give? --Is there a particular person to approach or call ahead of time? Is anyone very familiar with entry at either of those border points? Apologies for feeling that I need to ask this, but I've crafted my life to be able avoid buerocrats(sp?) and petty officials. Now here I am, forced to interact with some of them as a price for my affinity for these simple vehicles.