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OK well as all of you know about a month ago I got my first rex, and ever since I have been working hard to try and get it onto the street. During the summer I worked on the car pretty much every day for about 10 hours or more.
Once school started (This is my grade 12 year) I suddenly didn't have any spare time to work on the car and had to do everything in my spare time on the weekends. This was fine because my only real deadline was the winter. However today I got a letter in the mail from the townhouse head office. This is what it said:

"As per your lease agreement this car (Blue car with red hood, no front & back bumpers :wink: ) cannot be parked in your parking space as it states in your lease and vehicle in your stall must be in running order and licensed. This car is defiantly not licensed and thus carries no insurance and needs to be removed at once.
Thank you for adhering to the lease you signed.

Thank you"

So in other words I have like 3 days max to get this car done!!!
Things I still need to do on the car:
-replace the rear bumper beam
-replace the front headlights (Downeast is going to sell me his)
-fix the lower radiator hose which came undone from the radiator and leaked all of the fluid
-figure out how to get the front bumper on the car
-replace the shift rod (rex2nr is selling me one)
-figure out why the battery doesn't hold a charge
-get the car inspected and hope to [email protected] that it passes!!!

Pray for me :?
 

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can you just register and insure it without getting a sticker yet? it just states the car needs to be in "running" order and be reg. and insured!! so if it runs, is reg. and insured. then it can be in your parking spot.
 

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I don't think I can insure it because it was declared a junk title after its accident. So therefore before I can insure it, it needs to pass a provincial inspection.

However I think one loop hole with this policy is that if I can get a car cover then the car can be parked there.
 

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You may want to contact your local PD or a lawyer, and just talk to them about it... but yea, the car cover thing solves the problem in a lot of situations. It did for me when dealing with an overly-retarded homeowners association. Once the cover went on, it was legal to have there.

By the way, just curious.... if you can't insure it now because of the junk title, why bother fixing it up? You wouldn't be able to insure it down the road anyway either. go outside with a bunch of tools, and tear the whole thing down to a parts pile, and then call a yard, and have them pick up the shell :) just another thought...
 

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ComposiMo said:
You may want to contact your local PD or a lawyer, and just talk to them about it... but yea, the car cover thing solves the problem in a lot of situations. It did for me when dealing with an overly-retarded homeowners association. Once the cover went on, it was legal to have there.

By the way, just curious.... if you can't insure it now because of the junk title, why bother fixing it up? You wouldn't be able to insure it down the road anyway either. go outside with a bunch of tools, and tear the whole thing down to a parts pile, and then call a yard, and have them pick up the shell :) just another thought...
Why's that? As far as I know as long as it passes safety I can then ensure and plate it like nothing ever happened.
 

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Why's that? As far as I know as long as it passes safety I can then ensure and plate it like nothing ever happened.[/quote]

in maine as long as you fix everything that was "totalled/wrecked" with the car. then you will be issued a "salvage" title. i'm not sure how it works in your state...
 

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If you call and tell them that you need an extension on that three days (say, a week) and you're sincere and nice about it, letting them know that you have every intention to get it fixed, plated, and insured but could use a little extra time because you go to school full-time, they just might be willing to grant you some extra time. That way, you're not trying to do an insane about of stuff amd trying to pass an inspection in 3 days.

Going off on a slightly related tangent here -- I know this doesn't directly apply to the OP. Some apartment complexes I've lived in have rules about stuff like this, and working on your car in the lot, etc...I never really had a problem, but my roommate has (maybe he shouldn't have let so much coolant just dump onto the parking lot, haha).

I would never, ever spend tons of hard-earned money on a house somewhere where I couldn't have whatever cars I wanted parked on my property (within the limits of the law, anyway), places where they tell you what shade of beige vinyl siding you are "allowed" to put on your house, what style of shingles you can use on your roof, and what time you can park your car in your driveway.

There's no way I would spend that kind of money to be told all of the perfectly legal things that I'm not allowed to do, when I could buy a piece of property that's NOT governed by a HOA. A homeowners association is like a government, one that can do whatever it wants...you signed the contract, and you have no say in it whatsoever if they decide to fine you $500/day for having a fence up that they don't like -- often times, courts can't even do anything because you signed a contract with a private governing body, and you end up dumping endless amounts of both fines and legal fees trying to defend your "right" to put up a basketball goal or something. I have no need whatsoever for those organizations and the type of people who, worried to death about their property values (you would be too if you had as many mortgages and home-equity loans as them) run them. Some of them just try to curb the most outlandish offenses, not mowing the yard for a month in sumemr or osmething. Some of them, however, are so terrible...it's just disgusting -- and to pay for it is insane.

BTW, "prairs?" ;)
 

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Yea you're absolutely right. However it is not my decision that I live in a crappy townhouse... It is my deadbeat dad who is to cheap to buy a house instead of wasting money renting one. My dad is another story though so I won't get into him...

I am going to go and talk to them today and negotiate about trying to get myself some extra time.
 

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FooFighter said:
Yea you're absolutely right. However it is not my decision that I live in a crappy townhouse... It is my deadbeat dad who is to cheap to buy a house instead of wasting money renting one.
Yeah that's why I said it was a tangent and probably didn't really apply to your situation...I just felt like ranting on that topic. Like I said I've definitely been there and lived in apartments with rules about working on cars, etc., I just wouldn't ever buy a house where I had to deal with a HOA.
 
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