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67 Pa. Code § 19.2. Definitions.

§ 19.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Glider kit—A truck cab or cab and hood assembly, including a front axle assembly and frame rails, with or without an engine, manufactured and sold with a manufacturer’s Statement of Origin for replacement of damaged or worn components of an existing truck.

   Reconstructed vehicle—One of the following:

     (i)   A vehicle, except an antique or classic vehicle, for which a certificate of salvage (junk) has been issued, which is thereafter restored to operating condition and which is substantially in conformance with the specifications of the manufacturer.

   Example: A Chevrolet sedan restored to its original operating condition and manufacturer’s appearance for its particular year and model, after having been ‘‘totalled,’’ that is, the vehicle had damages which exceeded the vehicle’s market value, thus resulting in the vehicle being junked.

     (ii)   A vehicle, including a street rod, which meets the following conditions:

       (A)   The vehicle has been materially altered by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts derived from various other makes or models.

       (B)   The Department has determined that the vehicle is readily recognizable as a vehicle of a generally recognized make or model.

   Examples: A 1977 Cadillac coupe which has gone through the removal of the metal top and replacement of it with a convertible top, and similar body changes or customizing without altering the essential make or model identity of the vehicle.

   Specially constructed vehicle—One of the following:

     (i)   A vehicle not originally constructed by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles under a distinctive name and not materially altered from its original construction, but assembled from parts of various vehicles or kits, or both, and which would be commonly known as a ‘‘homemade’’ vehicle, such as the assembly of a dune buggy from the chassis of a manufactured vehicle and a fiberglass body kit, or the assembly of the chassis of a Mercury and the body of a Ford, and similar combination of makes and models.

     (ii)   A vehicle which has been materially altered by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts derived from various other makes and models and which the Department determines cannot be readily identified as a vehicle of a generally recognized make or model, such as the installation of a Rolls Royce-style hood and grill on a Volkswagen, and similar major ‘‘customizing’’ change tending to disguise the vehicle’s original make and model identity.

   Street rod—A motor vehicle, or a reproduction thereof, with a model year of 1948 or older which has been materially altered or modified by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts and with a gross weight or registered gross weight of not more than 9,000 pounds.


   The provisions of this §  19.2 adopted August 19, 1977, effective August 20, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2361; amended June 28, 1991, effective June 29, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2896. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (90192) to (90193).

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  19.2a (relating to certificate of title to designate type of vehicle); and 67 Pa. Code §  19.4 (relating to subsequent material alterations).

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