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Re: Need Ideas and help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I recently bought a tintop from Sean (aftermarket 4x4) and ask him, it was a PITA. Not really, but things had to be coordinated to have the timing just right. You need to have a title, and then that title needs to be sent or dropped off, by you, to one of the border crossings. You have to know where he will be crossing into Canada, and if they have a US Customs office there to handle this title swap. But, you need to have the title there for AT LEAST 72 HOURS! That's right. Even if you had the title to give to him when he was there, he would have had to wait 72 hours at the border to be allowed to cross. They need that time to check the truck out, run the VIN, etc. What Sean did for me (and I can't thank him enough) was send the title to the Buffalo crossing a week ahead of time. I drove down to his place (12 hours away mind you!) got there at around 6-7pm, hopped back in the truck and headed back to Canada right away. Got to the border at around 8-9 am, and crossed with the title in hand.
Two important points: he has to cross from Monday to Friday 8-4pm. Reason being that the US office is only open at those times. It has nothing to do with Canada Customs. Also, he has to have the truck with him when crossing. They want to see it. Also, if it's newer than 15 years, have fun. Lots of paper work, and $$$ to spend. In fact, I don't even think a Samurai can cross over if it's newer than 15. Something with CSA standards..... not sure.
Good luck on the sale, I know, it was tough at times but went smooth when I had it all sorted out. Thanks again Sean, great truck! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]