Ok, awfully long subject, but its an attention getter. Anyhow, my friends and I have been wanting to build small, 1 - 2 seater transport vehicles. I've got some basics on my ideas, hoping to get as light of a vehicle as possible, while meeting modern safety and emmission standards. So for starters, I need some information on welding and tubing. I'm wanting to build these vehicles out of tube framed chasis. I assume some type of pipe bending device would be needed, and I'm curious as to how powerfull of a welder I might need. I'm not talking about anything more then built by hand, custom suited personal transport vehicles. I planned on using a twin cylinder street bike engine for the prototype, with a drive shaft into a custom rearend. Now, for the hard part. How do I go about getting such a vehicle road legal? I know with totaled vehicles you apply for a salvage title with DMV. They inspect the car, make sure its road worthy and your good to go. But with a completly custom fabricated vehicle, what measures would a person have to take to get something legal? I mean, my main design kinda borrows from jets and indy cars, using an almost indestructible cockpit which the driver sits in. Would I have to meet standards, such as airbags? I don't think emmisions will be much of a problem, as I plan on using a yamaha engine, some of the most efficient on earth. Probably my biggest problems would be getting it approved through modern safety regulations. Any advice???