Who knows things about the 35 year old inspection exemption?

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  1. Falko

    Falko Well-Known Member

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    An excerpt from NC HB100v3:

    DMV/REDUCE NUMBER OF YEARS FOR A VEHICLE TO QUALIFY FOR AN ANTIQUE REGISTRATION PLATE SECTION 4.15.(a) G.S. 20-79.4(b)(94) reads as rewritten: "(94) Historic Vehicle Owner. – Issuable for a motor vehicle that is at least (strikethrough: 35 years old) 30 years old measured from the date of manufacture. The plate for an historic vehicle shall bear the word "Antique" unless the vehicle is a model year 1943 or older. The plate for a vehicle that is a model year 1943 or older Page 14 House Bill 100-Ratified shall bear the word "Antique" or the words "Horseless Carriage", at the option of the vehicle owner."

    So the classification of antique vehicle can now be made at 30 years instead of 35. My question is this: is the inspection exemption tied to the "antique vehicle" designation, or is it separately define for vehicles older than 35 years?
     
  2. Tim C

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    My boss said this morning the inspection machine had a message from the DMV that vehicles 30 years old were exempt from inspection. Dad's happy because his bronco is an 88.

    It should be all 30 year old vehicles. I don't have antique plates on my 67 Fairlane or my 78 f150 but haven't inspected them in years.

    Edited to clarify I think it's separate. No need to get the antique plates.
     
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  3. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    I have regular plates on my buggy/81CJ5, no inspection to get new registration earlier this year.
     
  4. Falko

    Falko Well-Known Member

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    Good, that's what I wanted to hear. Derelict beater truck is an 86 has been unregistered for about a year due to lack of inspection. Sounds like I can get legal again.
     
  5. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    That's Awesome! No more inspections for my 87 F-150!
     
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  6. doc

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    Putting tags on my '86 F150 again...good news, indeed!
     
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  7. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    Damn as soon as all these unsafe beaters start killing everyone they're going to start inspecting stuff back to 1899 lol:D
     
  8. buellconvert

    buellconvert Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, looks like I won't need an inspection for my 89 Volvo 240 this year!

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  9. doc

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    Wagon?
     
  10. buellconvert

    buellconvert Well-Known Member

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    Nope, this one is a sedan...

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  11. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College Web Wheeler

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    Yay now my Jimmy doesn’t have to be inspected
     
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  12. Tim C

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    Just got a message on the inspection machine today that the EPA approved a rolling 20 year program. Starting dec1 vehicles older than 20 years don't get emissions tested, safety only in emissions counties like wake, Durham, Cumberland, etc.
     
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  13. Reid

    Reid Hasnt Seen Dirt in Years

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    well that should open up some interesting motor swaps that'll be anything up to 2000 models after january
     
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  14. doc

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    Well, I put tags on my '86 today, but...

    The system still calls for inspection & I asked about the 30-year change. The lady remembered the "blast" that was sent out stating the 30 year change, but had to call 'Emmissions" to get the block lifted.

    It worked out, but took 10-15-minutes....
     
  15. JSJJ388

    JSJJ388 GREEN GREMLIN

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    We have a 78 Cheyenne with a steel dump flat bed and weighted tags, its exempted from inspections.
     
  16. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    That should go away as the DMV catches up and updates the system. At the speed they work it'll be a few months LOL
     
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  17. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

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    They forced a "lift" on the restriction until December...lady said it MAY be updated when I renew in 2020.
     
  18. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    Alot of the counties in NC are safety only now.
     
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  19. Tim C

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    Yep, but 22 of the 100 counties are emissions counties though, and it's mostly higher population centers. That's still good news to anyone living near Raleigh, Durham, Sanford, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Wilmington, or Winston Salem that may be wanting to engine swap a 99 TJ for example. It's still got to pass a visual check like having a cat converter, and safety inspection but you don't have to get the ecm programmed with the right vin like before
     
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  20. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is the 20 year old exemption, starts Jan. 1, 2020.
     
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  21. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    December 1st 2019 according to our inspection machine.
     
  22. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    What is this exemption?
     
  23. Silverado_Express

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    SC -FTMFW!
     
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  24. doc

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    But than you have to actually stay in SC, not worth it!

    J/K!!:beer:
     
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  25. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    no you are right.
    Its miserable here.
    Sucks.
    Worse than Baghdad. If you ever need to move...anywhere else is better. No one should want to live here....

    Me? I'll just stay because Im...lazy and such
     
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