Ok, well that's embarrassing. I didn't know that tool kit was there. I mean I knew there was rust and all, but I guess I never needed to look under that seat? Seriously, 12 years and I didn't know. Maybe a testament to the reliability of a G...?
Um ya. Since I had pulled the dash, they would not accept that VIN plaque. Also, since I had cut out the entire intake from the fire wall. They wouldn't accept that VIN tag either since they were not attached to the vehicle anymore. Luckily got by on the crusted over frame number and the RI sticker on the door jam.
All this was made more exciting by the fact that the DMV went to a new computer system this week. Like a 3 hour tour of government inefficiency. Got er done tho. Special collector plates as well, so no renewals or smog checks.