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You would have to pay off the lien before getting a salvage title because the lien holder will not allow it any other way. He will want to preserve his lien as collateral for the repayment of the loan to him, and lienholder's have not been known to allow their lien to be removed before they are repaid. Equally true is the fact that there is no law which would allow the issuance of a salvage title before the lienholder is paid in full because the law would, in effect, be depriving the lkienholder of his security interest in the collateral.
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