(625 ILCS 5/1-118)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-118)
All integral and body parts of a vehicle
of a type required to be registered hereunder, the removal, alteration or
substitution of which would tend to conceal the identity of the vehicle or
substantially alter its appearance, model, type or mode of operation.
"Essential parts" includes the following: vehicle hulks, shells, chassis,
frames, front end assemblies (which may consist of headlight, grill,
fenders and hood), front clip (front end assembly with cowl attached), rear
clip (which may consist of quarter panels, fenders, floor and top), doors,
hatchbacks, fenders, cabs, cab clips, cowls, hoods, trunk lids, deck lids,
T-tops, sunroofs, moon roofs, astro roofs, transmissions of vehicles of the
second division, seats, aluminum wheels, engines and similar parts.
Essential parts shall also include stereo radios, cassette radios, compact
disc radios, cassette/compact disc radios and compact disc players and
compact disc changers which are either installed in dash or trunk-mounted.
An essential part which does not have affixed to it an identification
number as defined in Section 1-129 adopts the identification number of the
vehicle to which such part is affixed, installed or mounted.
(Source: P.A. 86-1179; 86-1209; 87-435.)