Re: Salvage 67 RS build!
Nice project and good start.
A few suggestions you may or may not know and Ohio may have differant rules, but for what it's worth:
My 68 had a salvaged titled. If you have not done so, make sure you verify your hidden VIN numbers to your actual VIN, a cowl tag missing may or may not be a big deal to your inspection in your state, I would call and check. Before sinking a ton of money in, I would check these things first and foremost.
Get yourself a big thick 3 ring binder and a bunch of 3 holed punch clear pouches to keep track of your receipts, I also divided mine up into sections, engine, body, sheet metal, interior etc. (This will impress the inspector and make his job a lot easier and may give ya pass on some grey areas they would usually flag.)
No ebay receipts, no swap meet items, Craiglist etc. unless on a receipt with brick and mortar address. (Any major parts, (engine, tranny, rear end etc., you must have donor vehicle VIN number to match the parts.)
Car must be street legal for inspection, lights, turn signals, horn, mirrors, seat belts, glass BUT does not need to be painted or complete interior. I had seats and stuff in, but center console, door panels and glove box were not installed when I had mine inspected.
When ya get real close to being done, call and make your appointment. The soonest I could get in was two months. They fill up fast.
Like I said, I'm in Ohio, your state may less or more leniant and you are correct, it is not a safety inspection, but a stolen goods inspection. Anything you use you think might be a lil skethcy, do not use, I had an ol M-20 4 speed, but the numbers were smeared from someone at one point dragging it or scuffed it, I sold it and found another one as I did not want them to think I tried to mess with serial number.
1968 Camaro SS 396 M20 Posi