Following is a guide prepared by the Michigan Department of State, Bureau of Automotive Regulation, for vehicle owners considering a restoration. There are certain suggestions applicable in Michigan which may not apply in your state. But in general, the guidelines below should help you protect yourself during a restoration project. Please contact your state office that oversees automotive regulation for state specific guidance.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2008/08/29/a-consumers-guide-to-vehicle-restoration