- Apr 18, 2011
- My XLR/V(s)
- 2009 XLR Crystal Red Metalic
Finally was able to schedule and go for my salvage inspection!
Here in Wisconsin they do them at State Patrol headquarters, Police and Sheriff offices by specially trained officers. Closest one to me was the State Patrol and when I called for an appointment he squeezed me in between a couple other appointments a couple days later.
Didn't give me much of a chance to check everything over and make sure everything was in order but I thought I was all set.
I never really got to drive it around any distance, just around the block basically to make sure it drove ok and everything was working right. It's about a 20 mile trip out to the State Patrol headquarters so I was hoping there wouldn't be any problems.
Got out there ok. Parked it and went inside to let them know I was there.
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Inspection went pretty smooth. He only gigged me on one thing. I had forgot to tighten the bolt down on the battery hold down. I had taken battery out originally to charge it up and must of never tied it back down. He just told me to take care of that which I did.
So I passed!
And got temporary plate.
After inspection, Parked outside Headquarters:
Celebrated by driving to work after.
So now it's legal!
I noticed a couple issues with it on that trip. First one is I definitely have a bad front wheel bearing. Used Corvette spindle I put in I guess had a bad wheel bearing in it. No big deal on that. Ordered a new one and will change that soon.
Next is I have a small oil leak somewhere. I know Northstar's are famous for that. Just hoping it's not one of the serious ones.
Anyway, just glad that is over. I'll have a rebuilt title now. Never mattered any to me on any other ones I've ever done. I never did them to resell anyway, just for my own use. Last ones I did were 11 years ago and vehicles were a couple years old already so by the time they are that old I doubt it matters much on resale anyway.
Regardless I have an XLR and it's back on the road!
Fabulous! Congratulations for nurturing a Wreck into a Reality! On behalf of the XLR-Net forum I am sure I can speak for everyone in giving you an "Atta-Boy" pat on the back (or a hug in my case) for bringing this beauty back on the road and into your garage!
Now get this car road tested and attend the homecoming in Bowling Green with us at the end of September! You wont regret it and we would love to meet you!