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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by abriel68, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. abriel68
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 38

    abriel68
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    from merced

    Hello everyone,
    I bought a 57 chevy truck from my dads friend. Itd been sitting in a field for 20+ years. So as I was purchasing the truck the guy was moving to idaho and in the process he lost the title and couldn't find it. Now I have no means of contacting him. The truck does have a vin number and it isnt stolen. How do I go about getting a new title? Thank you for any tips.

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  2. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,180

    fordcragar
    Member
    from Yakima WA.

    Go to your DMV and ask them what you have to do.
     
  3. abriel68
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 38

    abriel68
    Member
    from merced

    Just made an appointment for monday morning.

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  4. reverb2000
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 440

    reverb2000
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    from Houston TX

    Apply for a lost title and go from there. No one is going to authenticate signatures.
     
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  5. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771

    txturbo
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    Cancel that appointment. Use a title service. Way less headache. The DMV will have you doing all kinds of unnecessary things. Trust me.....I buy and sell cars all the time with all kinds of wierd title issues and in different states. I've done two so far this year.The title service knows the DMV people by first name because they are in there everyday doing title stuff. They are in and out because they have everything they need the first time and know all the little tricks to get it done without a lot of hassle. They know what to say....and most important....what not to say.
     
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  6. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771

    txturbo
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    Only the registered owner can apply for a lost title and in Texas they ask to see that persons drivers license/ID.
     
  7. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640

    jfreakofkorn
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    probably call the state troopers fr some recommendations or insight at what are some options
     
  8. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,410

    sunbeam
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    Most states you will need a bill or sale for an antique and it will not have to be from the orginal title holder. And a VIN inspection.
     
  9. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355

    jesse1980
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    Get a bill of sale from Georgia. They didn't have titles until 1984. The dmv will give you a title no problem.
     
  10. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771

    txturbo
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    If he is in CA like I think he is....an out of state fee will get added....which last time I was in CA it was $300....probably more now.
     
  11. abriel68
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 38

    abriel68
    Member
    from merced

    Yup im in california. Im gna look into the advice given. Ill ask my brother he's a chp. Ill look into the title service company. Thanks everyone.

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