I bought a 103 non variated with no paperwork only a bill of sale. I then spent a good amount of money converting it to a variated model plus a host of other parts to get it running. Then I went to register it and it was still in the NY dmv system so I couldn't do it. The guy I bought it from acquired it from the garage of a rental property he had just bought. This is where he had me meet him to pick it up because he was renovating the apartments. So then I bought a frame off MA and it shipped from Canada. I just went to register it with a bill of sale wrote from someone I know from North Carolina and I was denied. The dmv said that models pre 1977 did not meet the safety standards and that is why they denied me. My new frame was a 1971.
So I'm looking for some ideas or a vin plate from a 1977 or newer 103. This dam thing was my most pricy project out of the last 10 years. :(