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Importing a vehical?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thefarside, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. thefarside

    thefarside 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to buy a vehical in Canada but I am not sure what I must do to make it legal. Has anyone ever purchased a car or truck in Cananda and registered it in the US? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A buddy of mine just sent me a link this morning to this former Canadian rig on eBay: Canadian FJ-45 Perhaps the owner could give you some hints as to what he had to go through to get it registered in the US. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bshewmaker Registered Member

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    If your gonna import something get a mog doka. Pto at all sides. (best tim allen grunt) argh argh argh
     
  4. kennyw

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    The year and smog equipment on similar US vehicles of the same age will probably make the biggest difference in how hard it is to deal with. I have heard some horror stories of adding alot of smog equipment to mid 80's vehicles to match what came from the factory in the US that didnt get used in Canada...
     
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    If you live in california then dont even think of it. It is a nightmare but here in alaska you see them all the time the worst thing is the speedo is in kilometers . If you have IM test were youre at then check with youre local referee station they should be able to help you.. /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif
     
  6. Wrench

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    other way?

    Anyone with experience going the other way, i.e. U.S. vehicle into Canada? I'm looking for a K3500 crewcab dually and they ain't common or cheap up here :(
     
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    us into canada is pretty easy. pay duty at customs, get a "major" safety inspection.. in ontario, only canadian tire does the import safety.. then down to the dmv, provide proof of duty paid, the major safety.. and done

    only thing it will need is if it's 90 or newer, you must have daytime running lights.
     
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    Wow, that's a nice truck :bow: Only trouble is I want one for work, and no matter how careful I was that body would show wear pretty quickly. I can see why you don't drive it in the winter--I'm guessing no gravel roads either.
     

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