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I'd be surprised. I'm professionally involved with the drives system and I'm not convinced they use any kind of data input sanitation at all.My guess is that the CO DRIVES system probably demands a 17 digit VIN when entered with a 1981 or newer year. NSNs, serial numbers, etc. probably can't be recognized by the software. There may be a way forward here by setting up a system to get a CO assigned VIN.
I've been on pins and needles since this whole mess started, my truck and trailer registration renewals came last month and I wondered what shenanigans they would try at DOR. No problem; sailed right thru without a hitch, I have a 5 digit VIN on a 1967 truck and a 4 digit VIN on a 1960 trailer.I'd be surprised. I'm professionally involved with the drives system and I'm not convinced they use any kind of data input sanitation at all.
Whatever the law "on the books", typically one is eligible to file an exception.I just purchased a M998 from Arizona thinking I could register it in Colorado. After I got it,the DMV let me know the laws had changed so I found this thread. What are the chances I'll actually get a license plate for this any time soon?
I'd say the short answer is "not good" and "not soon".....lots of history up thru the thread on what Colo. DOR has been doing about no longer registering previously titled and licensed military vehicles. The last thing that may have helped us got slammed when the "Chi-com flu" hit and the legislature bunkered down at home for @ 3 months and did no work. "Maybe" they will take it up next year for a "maybe" early fall time frame law change, but think they were only going to allow 40 year old ( maybe 30?) or older to be registered as a collector.I just purchased a M998 from Arizona thinking I could register it in Colorado. After I got it,the DMV let me know the laws had changed so I found this thread. What are the chances I'll actually get a license plate for this any time soon?
Not totally sure, but the laws are specifically referring to motorized vehicles. Trailers are not motor vehicles.Does anyone know for sure either way if trailers affected by this? There are a couple equipment trailers nearby that I think would be pretty good as a base for a project I've been planning on for awhile.
I had no problem getting my 1960 M101 trailer re-registered this year; it only has a 4 digit VIN, but it was a renewal, not a first time register deal. I do know a guy that last year went to re-register his previously licensed M101 trailer and they (DOR) made him get a state issued "homemade trailer" VIN plate to be able to register it.Does anyone know for sure either way if trailers affected by this? There are a couple equipment trailers nearby that I think would be pretty good as a base for a project I've been planning on for awhile.
My nephew and family have finally had enough of Colorado's leftist leaning ideals and sold everything that was tied down and bought some lake front property in Montana. He told me it was a breeze to register "anything" in Montana, the highest priced plates were $200 for more expensive vehicles, $25 for most of his trailers and the plates are permenant........no inspections, no hassle, no red tape, $200 max. for lifetime plates......looks like we are going to be adding his name to a couple of titles and getting registered at his new place and Colorado can KMA.
Well it has been 4.5 years since I have bought my M998 from Govplanet for 10,500. dollars, shipping truck transport was $860 for Utah. shipping connection charge was $178. Colorado state tax was $336.40 Denver county was $127.60 City sales tax was $423.40 as well as 10 % for GovPlanet that was another $1050. dollars.. The auction date was 10/7/15. I had to wait 8 months to get all the paper work through.. When I got the M998 I had it sent to a diesel shop to fix and repair power train problems and do all the things to make it work properly and the bill was $1200. for that. I have been working on this m998 since then in an RV storage lot and paying $75. a month for that.. lets see that cost now $4800. by now for 52 months of storage.. I also have bought a two man hard cab kit for $3000. from Utah company I do all the work. I have bought power tools and new lights and paint metal plates and things to make it look good as a proper military representation of what it was, as I have shown here I am not a rich man but a mechanic as I work for King Soopers here in Denver Colorado. and make $30 an hour. I am an old guy in his sixties and have no kids and no partner.. However I was in the USAF in the 1980's and the start of the first Gulf War.. The military made me proud of the USA and when I got out I bought a m715, worked it for 20 years, sold it for $8200. and bought the m998.. and that is my story here.. About a 2 months ago I was working on the M998 as the Arapahoe County law enforcement was checking out cars parked on the street out side the fenced area, one of the officers told me that the humvee was very good looking and told me that I will NEVER get that on state roads as the law was passed last year.. To my shock I read and re-read the 2019a-054 law and realized that I was out of time, to register the humvee and the money I have worked so hard pay for the proper restoration, now going to be 5000 pound green drive way ornament... I just don't understand how it's possible to screw up the text of the law through NOT understanding what is written by the law makers.. There is a serious contradiction as in the definition of the military vehicle... see photo .. an my m998.. I am making the point that am out of the use of this m998 as a historical vehicle as well as all my hard earned money busting fingers and burning my arms working as a industrial mechanic all those years.. I am still lucky to have a job today even as people have passed away from the virus at Kroger and KingSooprs. I have reached the end of the working on the m998 and will have to get this on the road legal way through South Dakota registration and Colorado will NOT get my money any more.. Al from Denver an ex -veteran the gulf wars...
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