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Ohio HAMBers, roll pan, legal?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrod54chevy, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,589

    hotrod54chevy
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    from Ohio

    If a truck doesn't have front and back bumpers, is it legal to drive or no? I'm having trouble finding it! Thanks!
     
  2. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,477

    enjenjo
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    from swanton oh

    Yes, as long as the frame horns are not sticking out past the body.
     
  3. Rear for sure
    Not positive about the front
     
  4. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
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    hotrod54chevy
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    from Ohio

    Thanks, fellers! Just needed to know for a future project! :D
     
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  5. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
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    mustang6147
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    from Kent, Ohio

    I think it depends more on the Police ocifer pulling you over. Technicaly the Law states, if it came with it, then it must have it. This is not normaly enforced though.

    It can be argued in many instances. Example, front L Plates, seat belts, hand signals verses lights, and the list goes on.

    It all goes back to the officer, and if he likes hot rods.
     
  6. They can't enforce laws that don't exist. Relying on an officer's personal opinion or if he got a BJ or is constipated that day is not the best idea.
     
  7. fogs58
    Joined: Jan 14, 2011
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    fogs58
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    from ooo

    The old rule of thumb was always that you had to have some type of front bumper but you didnt have to have a rear one. That being because of trucks rear bumpers were optional and usually dealership installed up into the sixties sometime. But I dont enforce laws, rewrite laws and am not a lawyer.....so be careful with my advice lol.
     
  8. a few of my friends have early 50 f1's with no bumpers had em for years no legal problems

    a friend has a 67 f100 with a roll pan on the back no problems

    if roll pans, no bumpers are illegal there sure are alot of em rolling around here
     
  9. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    s55mercury66
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    from SW Wyoming

    Been away from Ohio for a while, but back in the '70's you had to run bumpers front and rear on cars, trucks could get by without a rear one. I would think, but not certain that you could get by with a roll pan. How many of you guys remember the old mobile Motor Vehicle Inspections they would do on the roadside?
     
  10. fogs58
    Joined: Jan 14, 2011
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    fogs58
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    from ooo

    Thank goodness they stopped those roadside inspections. I got more "fix and repair" cards at those esp. on bumper height. Not to mention the all the cars I fixed in the shop because they would always make you set the park brake. Well when you got a car and the park brake hasnt been set in awhile....they dont " unset " very well.
     
  11. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    enjenjo
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    from swanton oh

    They didn't stop them. There was one set up here in Swanton last week.

    I tok my car with rolled pans front and rear to the OHP, and they said no problem. 16 ga. steel is better than plastic bumpers.
     
  12. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
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    VoodooTwin
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    from Noo Yawk

    How many police officers would even know the answer? Very very few, I bet. Build it, they won't know the difference.
     
  13. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 395

    HotRodHighley
    Member
    from cincy, oh

    My daily driver (lowered 89 chevy truck) as a rear roll pan. I been followed by our small town officers and state troopers. Never have had an issue.
     

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