Well, Friday I showed up at the Ohio State Trooper office in Cleveland, about an hour drive away (in Ohio it is legal to drive your car to and from inspection, so I took the liberty to do so).
Sadly, Ohio State Highway Patrol, like the overall federal government, has taken unto itself to "regulate" salvage and rebuilds by making it's own rules and laws, much like the ATF... Oh, my bad... BATFE. Pennsylvania requires state-certified inspections every few years. Ohio doesn't, but these imbeciles have decided to slip in their own version of PA's law. Whereas on the BMV Ohio.gov website, this little tidbit explains what it SHOULD be:
"Before a self-assembled vehicle or a salvage vehicle can be titled in Ohio, an inspection of the vehicle must be completed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.The purpose of this inspection is to verify the ownership of all parts and to review all required documentation. The inspection is not intended to certify the vehicle's safety, road worthiness, or the quality of workmanship
Apparently, the OSHP has missed the memo. Upon pulling into the garage, they went over the lights, turn signals, brakes (thank God I was up until 230 in the morning working on the handbrake mounts), seatbelts, etc.
They then sent me and my buddy into the waiting room for about half an hour or so. When they brought us back, they said I need to have a windshield, wipers, and a bumper in the back. Apparently the kick-up in the back isn't good enough.
Needless to say, I am a little annoyed. I don't want a windshield. I wear a helmet whenever I drive it, because I know perfectly well what those front tires can do--there's a chip in the middle of the forehead of my helmet. Windshield wipers on an aeroscreen on an open-topped car is completely idiotic. But even more, I don't like administration/government/law enforcement shoving things down my throat, especially when it's none of their business.
So, I ordered a Brooklands screen. It hopefully will be here by Thursday. I'd like to bring it back up to finalize all this crap Friday. I fabbed up a rear bumper; welded up some 1" square with 1.25" tubing over it, holes going through both with clevis pins holding the bumper--2.25" pipe welded onto the end of the 14" of 1.25" tubing. That way I can remove it whenever I feel like it, but put it back on if I see it necessary. As for the aeroscreen, I still have to come up with a wiper. I'm trying to find a manual wiper under 30 bucks that I can be assured that it will be here before the Brooklands shows up. I have a feeling I'll have to rig something up. Obviously it won't be permanent. I told the trooper I'll tie a squeegee onto a lanyard and call it a wiper. Believe me, I'm definately thinking of it.
I'll have pics of the updates soon. I'm working on the transmission tunnel at the moment, and the wrap-around is next.