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What do I need to bring to get a first title for a vehicle reconstructed from a glider kit?

A glider kit is defined as a new vehicle without a power train (engine, transmission, drive train and rear axles). A glider kit comes with a manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO) from the manufacturer and may or may not have a conforming seventeen digit vehicle identification number (VIN) and is designed to use a power train (engine, transmission, drive train and rear axles) from an existing vehicle.

If the power train for the new glider kit was removed from a year model vehicle that is exempt from titling, the following documents are required:

  • Manufacturer's statement of origin for new glider kit properly assigned to owner.
  • Affidavit stating that the applicant is the recorded owner of the vehicle, from which the power train was removed (including identification of the vehicle by vehicle identification number, year, make, and model), and that there is no lien on the vehicle from which the power train was removed.
  • Copies of the owner's registration receipts for the last two years covering the vehicle from which the power train was removed. In lieu of copies of the registration receipts, the owner may provide printouts of registration records for the vehicle from the state in which the vehicle was registered for the last two years.
  • If the power train was obtained from a vehicle which was not owned by the applicant, a bill-of-sale covering the power train must be attached in lieu of the documents as provided for in subsection 2(a)(3) of rule 810-5-75-.27. The bill-of-sale shall contain the vehicle identification number, year, make and model of the vehicle from which the power train was removed. If the parts of the power train were purchased individually, a bill-of-sale covering each part must be furnished. The bill-of-sale shall contain the vehicle identification number, if assigned by the manufacturer, of the part.
  • Affidavit by the person reconstructing the vehicle stating what was done to reconstruct the vehicle and that said vehicle is now in operable condition.

If the power train for the new glider kit was removed from a year model vehicle that is subject to titling the following supporting documents are required:

  • Manufacturer's statement of origin for new glider kit properly assigned to owner.
  • Copy of the certificate of title in the name of the owner for the vehicle from which the power train was removed.
  • If the power train was obtained from a vehicle which was not titled in the applicant's name, a bill-of-sale covering such power train must be attached in lieu of a copy of the certificate of title as provided for in subsection (2)(b)(2) of rule 810-5-75-.27. If the parts of the power train were purchased individually, a bill-of-sale covering each part must be furnished. The bill-of-sale shall contain the vehicle identification number, if assigned by the manufacturer, of the component part.
  • Affidavit by the person reconstructing the vehicle stating what was done to reconstruct the vehicle and that said vehicle is now in operable condition.
  • The vehicle identification number to be shown on the application for certificate of title shall be the vehicle identification number shown on the manufacturer's certificate of origin issued for the glider kit.
  • The year, make and model of the vehicle constructed with a glider kit shall be the year, make and model as designated on the manufacturer's certificate of origin for the glider kit.
  • Any vehicle constructed with a glider kit shall have the certificate of title branded with the notation "RECONSTRUCTED." Such brand shall be carried forward to any subsequent certificate of title issued for the vehicle.

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This information provided by the Shelby County License Department is the most current and thorough information available to help expedite your transaction. The license department regards every transaction as unique however we have only addressed the most common types of transactions and provided you the basic information to assist you with the documents needed before your visit to our license offices. Since every situation cannot be foreseen we encourage you to include any additional documentation you may deem pertinent to your transaction. For your convenience we also encourage you to use the printable checklists that are available within the text.

Shelby County, Alabama
200 West College St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Ph: (205) 670-6550