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Old 04-17-2010, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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streetable?

just curious has anyone made there f-toy streetable so it can drive to the trail?
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just curious has anyone made there f-toy streetable so it can drive to the trail?
If you figure out a way to make that happen in CA I would do it. How cool would it be to take it on a sunday drive.... I still have mine registered as a 85 4runner. Probably gonna be a problem for next years smog test
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was going to try...but then I went propane and that went out the window
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There was someone here a while back that got his legally registered for the street.
I don't remember who, or what state.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine is registered and insured in Colorado. It is nice to be able to drive it on the road to the trail, or to work if I want to.
And it's pane powered.

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Mine is registered and insured in Colorado. It is nice to be able to drive it on the road to the trail, or to work if I want to.
And it's pane powered.
I don't believe California allows pane on the street....I could be wrong though
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't believe California allows pane on the street....I could be wrong though
It's an alternative fuel vehicle, they should love it. I haven't lived in California since the '90s but I do remember propane vehicles.
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there's an x-chasis that's fully registered in socal. his build and all the info is on this site, i'm purdy sure it's in gen4x4. i can't remember his user name though.
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Mine is registered/plated in MT as an 86 4Runner.
It is insured as an OHV/dune buggy with the same VIN.

I need the registration to ride on public land (MT State Forest and USFS) but don't need to be street legal. I also wanted to be registered before KOH so I didn't have to buy another out-of-state CA steeker.

It is not street legal--need wipers/turn signals/fenders/flaps, but I can easily get that done, and it's a relatively painless inspection. Since I've already got the plates, I could probably just add that stuff and avoid traffic stops--or get out of a stop if that happened.
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if someone got fancy with some fiberglass of trailer fenders i dont see y they woulnd be streetable, plus fitting a windshield might be a bit of a pain... but how cool would it be to see an f-toy cruisin the freeway! seem pretty safe even at 65-70 depending on your welding skills cuz its got a dom cage!!
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its been done. it was someone in norcal area that adapted his 4 runner body around the ftoy chassis...you have to turn signals that return to center and the other obvious stuff.
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Going to take mine to AZ, propane is street legal there and to get plates is very easy, not like California with inspections and only 500 custom builds allowed a year.
EDIT> I don't have plans to drive in Cali with it, just want plates to run the trails out here that require plates, not green stickers. And also to drive to the trails in Havasu.

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Going to take mine to AZ, propane is street legal there and to get plates is very easy, not like California with inspections and only 500 custom builds allowed a year.
EDIT> I don't have plans to drive in Cali with it, just want plates to run the trails out here that require plates, not green stickers. And also to drive to the trails in Havasu.
I actually have a couple uncles there that I could reg my rig to their house...do you have to actually take the rig out there like you do in CA, or can you just do it through the mail? I would love to do mine in AZ too... If I did that, but had no windshield or turn signals or fenders...wonder if I would just end up getting a ticket on a trail? what do you guys think...any input?
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EDIT> I don't have plans to drive in Cali with it, just want plates to run the trails out here that require plates, not green stickers. And also to drive to the trails in Havasu.
Chase, don't tell anyone, but I drove my FToy on the street at Desert Splash a couple of years ago.

I was sure watching for the black and white to show up and ruin my day.
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I actually have a couple uncles there that I could reg my rig to their house...do you have to actually take the rig out there like you do in CA, or can you just do it through the mail? I would love to do mine in AZ too... If I did that, but had no windshield or turn signals or fenders...wonder if I would just end up getting a ticket on a trail? what do you guys think...any input?
One of the rules is a windshield, but I have seen sand rails in Tucson without them, so guess it depends on the cop. But for sure would have some goggles or safety glasses that are required to ride a motorcycle.
My first step is to get it reg as an off road vehicle there, then after that sign a paper saying that it meets the road requirements and get the plates. Going out to Parker is easier because there is no smog. They will send your stuff to your Cali address but you need an address in Parker, and they are pretty helpful with that. The only cities that require smog is Phoenix, Tucson and I think Flagstaff. Doubt you get a ticket on a trail for not meeting the road requirements. Iíll look up the info I found on getting vehicles registered in AZ and send you a link.
I wouldn't try getting plates on your truck title cause then you might need fenders. Get is reg as off road then sign the paper stating it meets the requirements and they give you plates, no inspection needed. Mine, I am going to have to take it out there to get it inspected as a home built vehicle for off road and have them give me VIN numbers, then go back out with the other form and get my plates. I have been reading a lot on this and my friend has registered his vehicles out there and hasnít had to take a single one out there.

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Chase, don't tell anyone, but I drove my FToy on the street at Desert Splash a couple of years ago. I was sure watching for the black and white to show up and ruin my day.
No kidding!! I thought about it when I was out there for the Sidewinders event, I have brake lights and headlights, just no windshield so I didnít chance it. Even though I have seen sand rails without windshields.
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One of the rules is a windshield, but I have seen sand rails in Tucson without them, so guess it depends on the cop. But for sure would have some goggles or safety glasses that are required to ride a motorcycle.
My first step is to get it reg as an off road vehicle there, then after that sign a paper saying that it meets the road requirements and get the plates. Going out to Parker is easier because there is no smog. They will send your stuff to your Cali address but you need an address in Parker, and they are pretty helpful with that. The only cities that require smog is Phoenix, Tucson and I think Flagstaff. Doubt you get a ticket on a trail for not meeting the road requirements. Iíll look up the info I found on getting vehicles registered in AZ and send you a link.
I wouldn't try getting plates on your truck title cause then you might need fenders. Get is reg as off road then sign the paper stating it meets the requirements and they give you plates, no inspection needed. Mine, I am going to have to take it out there to get it inspected as a home built vehicle for off road and have them give me VIN numbers, then go back out with the other form and get my plates. I have been reading a lot on this and my friend has registered his vehicles out there and hasnít had to take a single one out there.
Wow cool.. my family lives in Havasu which is pretty close to Parker isnt it? I've never been to Parker so I am guessing. If you find that link I'd appreciate it...by the way you also know me as Geek Squad :P
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I just had a thought, do you need the VIN plate off the dash of the old body? I don't have mine it went with the body...but I MIGHT be able to get it back...
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Out of state vehicles need to be inspected before they get registered here in AZ.

All the inspection is looking for is the VIN #'s ...... the dash one and the one on the door.... ***They will care less about lights and windsheilds***

If it looks like the dash Vin# has been altered (reattached) they will send you to a diffrent inspection and then assign you a new Vin#

If the door vin is missing its more paper work for them and they get grumpy

The out of state inspection has to be done at a state MVD office, no 3rd party offices.

Windsheilds are manditory here in Az, BUT, alot of officers will accept eye protection as "good enough"....

If its registered as a motorcycle then windsheilds are not manditory (just eye protection) ... thats how Rinhos and golf carts are/were registered here and how he confusion started....

The Phoenix and Tuscon areas are the only places to require smog inspections for 1967 and newer every 2 years


** I got this inspected and street registered here in Phoenix
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Ok so what if the body is completely gone and the door/dash vins with it?
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Ok so what if the body is completely gone and the door/dash vins with it?
Then its going to be an assigned vin# .....
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I talked to a local inspector here in NC and I asked about getting my FToy inspected. I stressed that it wouldn't be much different than the VW powered rail buggies on the road, but it wouldn't have a windshield or wipers installed. He told me that as long as it had all the lights and horn that a motorcycle had (headlight, park lights, turn signals, brake lights, tag light, and horn) that it'd pass. Basically it gets a motorcycle inspection. He put it like this- if it's installed and doesn't work then it fails. BUT if it doesn't come equipped then he can't fail it for no or poor operation. He said it's like adding aftermarket fog lights to a car- not there, no problem. There and inop, fail.
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i think we finally have found an advantage to living on the east coast. slackness may be in our favor on this one. you might also try the angle of registering the toy as a farm vehicle. tell the dmv you use it to round up cows.
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