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Old 05-21-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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Houston area inspection recommendations

Hi all, just moved to Houston from NY and trying to get my car on the road. But finding lots of conflicting information. My 92z is now 25 year old so i am looking to go for the custom vehicle classification since i also have a complete rebuild from the frame up. TxDPS website says you need inspection before registration, but question is how do you get an inspection done if you cant drive to somewhere for inspection? had a lot of trouble getting our daily cars registered and seems like this is the worst process I've ever seen anywhere. when calling i get different information depending on the person i speak with.

any help would be great.

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Old 05-24-2017, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: Houston area inspection recommendations

You could just find the nearest shop and take the chance to drive there. It will only be a safety inspection, no emission. As far as registering it I don't know about that. Have you looked into antique plates? Might be easier to register that way.
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I bought my GTA from out of state and had this dilemma. I used a title company to transfer the out state title to a Texas title in my name. You can do similar, you're basically just applying for the Texas title. At this point, they can issue you a temporary Texas tag, paper plate. You're legal to drive it with the temp tag, get it inspected, etc. The title place then registered it for me. The fees were nominal versus going to a court house and dealing with this.
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Re: Houston area inspection recommendations

If it isn't a daily driver. Antique is the way to go. No inspection required, and the registration is good for 5 years.
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