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 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 03:25PM
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UPDATE. seems the attorneys from SEMA..  Stuart G is all over this is texas..like white on rice.... as Federal law says kit cars and dune buggies are LEGAL.. if the have DOT marked, windsceen. headlights.. seatbelts.. brake  hoses,, brake master cly. and tyres and rims..fti   I  have been talking also to SEMA about the new DASH CKD law that was passed on 5 Dec 15.. by Pres Obama.. but NOT put into effect.. will update on both .soon  later bc

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 08:12PM
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nkerr.. didnt DMV in calli do this few years ago. over replica Cobra/s.. that boyd covington build?/ later b c

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 07:36PM
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Bummer. Not that i agree with it but i could "somewhat" understand them changing the law for any new builds but revoking titles already issued !!!!! So now a Texas Dune buggy owner has a Buggy to sell on with no title ridiculous to say the least.
If i owned one i would be selling or titling it in a different State pronto.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 06:26PM
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nkerr.. many thanks for this article.  I had NOT seen this..   the federal law says you can title dune buggies  as kits legally    but I guess it  about some BOZO the clown in office as Texas DMV commish..now  later bc

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 04:26PM
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 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 06:32AM
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jim I do NOT buy cars from Japan.. as most classic minis there in japan  are automatics..   I have office in England.. why would I want to take chance buying a car   sight unseen..??bc

 Posted: Nov 1, 2017 12:49PM
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jim.. WRONG AGAIN..   I have  offered to import his car for FREE..   and  allow him to use my US CUSTOMS bond also for FREE and get him NC title FREE of charge..  (   I my guess you would NOT this for anyone. in florida. ....  NOT all.. is as it seems.. later

 Posted: Nov 1, 2017 10:29AM
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Shulzworth...stop worrying about your Mini. Send it as is. There are some countries where they butcher Minis by swapping engines, but Japs tend to keep their cars as they left Longbridge.  Yes, they can add aftermarket knick knacks but it's still the same basic vehicle.  You're living in Japan, so you know there is a very low level of car thefts...which is why all the Cars and Motorbikes didn't have decent anti theft systems fitted. Hence the outcry when these cars and Bikes were stolen after they arrived in high risk countries.
Methinks Bill is trying to drum up some business with his scare stories.  He might have imported more cars over the years than most folk, BUT, how many has he brought in from Japan. Damn few, if any, I'd wager. 
Id better get the Red Stripes ready for his standard response to anyone who disagrees with his opinions.

Saor Alba

 Posted: Nov 1, 2017 07:38AM
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hi brent.. main thing it needs to have the OEM engine.. of same year.. to import..  I got your email last night.. call me if you want help getting US CUSTOMS broker and getting the CBP 10 +2 ISF done 2 days prior to entry and.   if you need NC title..  later bill cox  home phone.. 001. 704.487.6797 and I am up to midnight EST..

 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 05:49AM
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hi schulzworth.. well. it all depends on which port of entry you use to the USA. of late..  I recommend all original.. fyi  original engine..   original glass, and original seatbelts and NO converting from RHD to LHD.. later bc.  ps  you can email me off line at bille.cox@hotmail.com  

 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 04:07AM
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I am currently stationed in Japan and just bought an '84 mini, will I have any trouble bringing it back to the states then? I wanted to clean it up before bringing it back, does everything have to be ORIGINAL or just OEM? 

 Posted: Oct 25, 2017 09:54AM
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A friend told me today.. his mini was SEIZED by CBP and is going back to england.. because  it had been converted to Disk brakes from Drum brakes. ( I have to think it was also converted to LHD from RHD) looking at the photo. All I can say..is  all classic minis and land rover.. must be BONE stock, original engine/ trannys and all OEM to import.. now in 2017.. and ANY spare  classic parts must have DOT marking..  if you ship inside the cars.. later bc

 Posted: Oct 21, 2017 01:01PM
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I do know better. guess you are going to tell us NEXT that they are NO ringers ( stolen cars ) in japan.. and none have EVER been shipped to the USA?? as always.. maybe you need to have few RED STRIPEs today. and rethink you last couple posts.. later bc

 Posted: Oct 21, 2017 07:59AM
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Bill, try putting your brain in gear before you rush to post.  The important word in my post was..DIRECT.
As in Yokohama, Kobe, Hiroshima, etc to American Ports.  We all know there are LOTS of JDM Minis in the USA.  How many have come DIRECT?  Maybe a few brought in by returning Military personnel?  
 The Japs have a totally different system of de-registering vehicles, and you have a limited time to export the vehicle concerned.  Then again, maybe you know better?

Saor Alba

 Posted: Oct 21, 2017 05:59AM
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never been re vin from japan?/ are you stoned or just plain  STUPIC?? bc

 Posted: Oct 21, 2017 01:34AM
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Hudaman, I wouldn't worry about your Mini from Japan. CBP have always been on the lookout for any suspicious LATER year Minis and LRs, posing as over 25 years old, so nothing changed there. To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a Re-vin direct from Japan. It's possible, but highly unlikely.

Ive another car due in November, direct from Japan, and I'm not losing any sleep about the possibility of it being rejected. CBP don't have the time, or manpower, to fine comb every car to see if it's got any newer parts fitted. Hopefully they've got bigger fish to fry. Jim

Saor Alba

 Posted: Oct 20, 2017 07:27PM
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mini mike.. yes and yes.. later bc

 Posted: Oct 20, 2017 05:32PM
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Bill,  Can rhd cars still be imported?  With all the original bits?
And lhd minis from outside the UK will still be able to be imported?  Correct?

 Posted: Oct 20, 2017 02:52PM
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No, although that would have been funny. I'm just a guy who is trying to get his Mini from Japan after being charged a lot of cash to a company to import his mini. I just got internet hooked up after moving here from there and read this post and is now unsure if its really coming or not.

Scott

 Posted: Oct 20, 2017 09:56AM
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scott.. did I talk to you couple weeks ago?/ are you the guy that is friend of steve gibbs.. cooper tune racing?? and you had NOT got US Customs broker and NOT file CBP 10 +2 ISF before the ship left the UK?/ later bc  

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