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Old October 18th, 2018, 10:53
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Flood damage....

Non tech topic but interested to ehar what people might have to say. My dad recently picked up a WJ from a mechanic friend that rebuilt engine and tranny. He got it dirt cheap, when he went to register it the title was listed as rebuilt from salvage due to flood. Now to make things weird when checking the national registry for flood damage cars it does not pull up as being a flood damaged vehicle. It also doesn't list when the car was in a flood but said it was Oklahoma. It's had a CO title since 2009. Anyone got any ideas on whats going on?
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Old October 18th, 2018, 11:04
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Re: Flood damage....

Once the car has been re-titled from a salvage title that's how the title reflects it. The new records may not reflect the original incident because it was re-titled.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 11:44
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Re: Flood damage....

Well the current title states salvage. We are waiting to see what the new title states under his name. Wouldn't it still show as being a flood damaged vehicle at some point? That's what I don't get. Why it would be titled as salvage but not listed anywhere as that.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 12:17
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Re: Flood damage....

The new title(at least here in Az) should still say "salvage", and I think that gives any buyer to be aware regardless of why it was originally was "totalled"
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Old October 18th, 2018, 19:04
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Re: Flood damage....

The terms can vary by state, but usually salvage means it's not roadworthy and can't be registered. You need proof that a qualified mechanic repaired it and have it inspected (often by the state) to prove that it's roadworthy and then it gets a rebuilt title which can be registered and get tags.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 19:46
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I dont think a mechanic has to work on it. We are all doomed to die from shoddy work if that's the case. But it will have to undergo an extensive inspection that goes far beyond exhaust leaks and headlight positions

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Old October 18th, 2018, 20:05
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Re: Flood damage....

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I dont think a mechanic has to work on it. We are all doomed to die from shoddy work if that's the case. But it will have to undergo an extensive inspection that goes far beyond exhaust leaks and headlight positions

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Looks like Colorado lets you self-certify the work, but they can ask for receipts or invoices as proof that the work was done.


https://www.dmv.org/co-colorado/salvaged-vehicles.php
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Old October 18th, 2018, 20:20
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Looks like Colorado lets you self-certify the work, but they can ask for receipts or invoices as proof that the work was done.


https://www.dmv.org/co-colorado/salvaged-vehicles.php
My vote is call your local dmv with that title in hand and explain to them exactly what it is and what you're trying to do.

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Old October 18th, 2018, 22:33
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Re: Flood damage....

Its already plated and a new title is on the way under his name. Its the part I don't understand how the title shows its a salvage but like carfax says it is not. That's the question really.
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Old October 19th, 2018, 08:53
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Carfax only knows the information "told" to it! My spare 2000 was "totalled" by the insurance company from a read end/rear ended accident but repaired by me, it now has a perfectly spotless title since no one else ever knew!
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