Interesting they'll ship the car -AFTER- transferring. Normally, auto
shipments need to be set up by the prior to transfer.
Dave is on the Big Island (aka Hawai'i); I'm guessing Nick is stationed at
one of the bases on O'ahu. Lotsa water between 'em. <g>
You can drive around O'ahu in about 3 hours, depending on traffic. Also,
depending on traffic, you'll rarely hit 60mph. There's an interstate highway
-- in name. Maybe when they finish the tunnel to California, hehehehehe. My
point is that it's mostly slow 'n' go.
I don't remember any special restrictions, but you do have to get inspected
every year. And all your paperwork better be straight.
"..burns tires in three gears..." Oh, the locals will love that, but HPD
(Honolulu Police Department) will not.
Rust...rust...and rust. A number of companies make a nice living
rust-proofing cars. This includes drilling holes to get insides panels, body
parts, frame parts, etc. You're talking the tropics -- car will disappear,
which is why you see so many rust-eaten beaters around...and few cars over
ten years old. It's one reason we gave away our '69 510 wagon
(yeah...dumb...dumb...dumb) before returning to the Mainland in '89. Anyway,
if you can have a quality job done before shipping, it might be cheaper.
Hope this helps.
Pete "missing Hawaiian sunshine 'n' surf"
HI resident 1977-89
[mailto:owner-datsun-roadsters@Autox.Team.Net] On Behalf Of Hall, Phillip B.
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 6:15 AM
Subject: OT - Hawaii owners - Z car
Hey everyone -
My son (Nick) is a Marine and stationed in Hawaii - yea I know - tough duty
station.. We are trying to get his 260 Z down to him. His schedule right
now is very hard (in his "dirty thirty" - thirty days of very hard training)
and does not have much time. If I remember right is there a Dave in Hawaii?
The Marines will ship his car but I do have questions on Hawaii's laws on
modified cars - permit for mag wheels and such. His Z has 4.3 GM V6 and T5.
I is a hoot - burns tires in three gears. So, if anyone has ideas on the
particulars of getting a car to Hawaii or if you are military and had one
shipped I would appreciate any information.
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