Re: Building a Jeep from scratch
What you suggest would be very expensive. By the time you purcase all the parts your Jeep would cost as much as a new TJ if not more. This thing would bleed you dry. All the major components are going to be expensive, but it's when you start looking at the number of $10,$20, $30, $50... items that you will need that the cost really goes through the roof. As far as registration goes CA would most likely treat this as a "kit car", and assign a VIN # and a date of manufacture corresponding with the current year (ie you finish and register it in 2000, then it's a 2000 model for their purposes).
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