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I should know this but haven't had to think about it in a long time and plain forgot. What year, and older, vehicles in California are exempt from smog regulations?
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if you convert a newer than 74 rig, no matter what rig to what type of engine you still have to get it signed off by a referee.
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I DO know that you cannot covert a vehicle that must meet smog rules (i.e., '74+) and put something under the hood that would be smog exempt, such as a diesel. Must meet or exceed what came from the factory for that vehicle. Went through that learning process when I restored a '67 Bronco years back and stuffed a 351W into it. Now, by legislative magic, it's exempt, and all the work I went through to get it smog legal means nothing.
 

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So heres one for ya:

I have a 76 FJ 55 with a trashed body and a 73 FJ 55 clean body. Not sure about the frame. When I do the body swap can I register it as a '73? I don't have the pink slip on the 73 (it was mainly a parts vehicle) so how would I go about registering it... Any thoughts?
 

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At least in CA, registration is based on the frame. So you want to do all you can to use the '73 frame (smog free). Can't you get a salvage title on the '73? You may need some proof of purchase like a bill of sale or a receipt.

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Can't I just "say" its the 73 frame if I have the 73 body on it? There aren't any numbers on the frame itself are there?

I suppose I can find the guy who sold it to me and get a bill of sale.
 

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Originally posted by Screwzer:
<STRONG>Can't I just "say" its the 73 frame if I have the 73 body on it? There aren't any numbers on the frame itself are there?

I suppose I can find the guy who sold it to me and get a bill of sale.</STRONG>
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