Got my title and plates and the state inspection is scheduled for Friday. I'm holding off spending $700 on new tires. Our guy, Jeff, knows about this project and is only laughing at me a little so far and he has told me he'll do the regular safety inspection and also give it the onceover in case I've missed something crucial on the basic vehicle. If there's nothing seriously wrong I can then buy the tires and get re-inspected within 10 days at no charge.
Drove my new plates around a little bit and got some pix outside the neighborhood in the Neutral Zone (where I don't have to work on it or spend money on it).
Once it's completely legal and roadworthy I can begin the actual camper build but I expect that will drag along now that we're entering the cold season.