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  1. Thanks for the info, Steve. So far I have not found a way around the emissions test but I'm sure I just haven't talked to the right person at the AZDOT yet.
  2. Luckily I was able to get the VIN issue sorted out fairly easily after making a vehicle inspection appointment with the DMV. I explained the situation to the officer there, and after looking the car over for a few minutes he gave me a form validating the serial #. Then, it was off to the emissions test station, where of course, my car failed....but just barely. Time for some tune-up work and then a re-test.
  3. Yes my particular county in AZ requires emissions testing for vehicles made after 1967. I have a vehicle inspection appointment scheduled for tomorrow and hopefully will have the issue resolved.
  4. Yes, the lack of a 17-digit VIN is the problem. The DMV people keep expecting to find it on the left lower corner of the dashboard, and when they don't see it they think the car has been tampered with. So far the situation had been a little time consuming if not somewhat amusing. Because the car is from another State, Arizona will not allow it to be titled and registered (in Maricopa County) unless it has passed a state emissions test. The emissions test station will not perform the test without documentation, (such as a valid AZ title) from the DMV that the serial number is the accepted VIN. They will not accept any of my documentation from Illinois. I have an appointment scheduled at another DMV facility for a "level 2" vehicle inspection to try to sort the mess out. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
  5. I've recently relocated my 1972 Avanti II from Illinois to Arizona. I'm trying to get it titled and registered in Arizona and have run into some difficulty. The AZ dept of motor vehicles so far will not accept the RQB serial number as a VIN number. I have another appointment scheduled for Friday to appeal the situation. Has anyone else run into this problem and how did you resolve it?
  6. I remember the fiberglass hog trough being sold in the 1990's, and on display at the International meet in South Bend. From what I recall they were well made and quite sturdy, and the vendor had his Avanti parked on top of a pair of them to demonstrate their strength. I think they had metal brackets within them for attaching the roll bar to the frame. Had I not replaced my hog troughs a few years prior to seeing these, I would've bought these instead.
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