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80s toyota 2wd pickups, no rear bumper

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by R72K5, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    why is it you see mid late 80s yota pickups with just a sheetmetal rollpan deal part of the bed coverng the frame rail ends and no bumper at all ? abput half of them are this way

    i got a warning from a state cop recently for having no rear bumper

    this is how the truck is, and many others around here

    what gives ??

    bunch of bullcrap
     
  2. JDNobodi

    JDNobodi 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I don't have a rear bumper on my 93 2WD. I think there is loop hole in the law about pickups not requiring to have any bumpers. You're going to have to ask one of the copper who frequent this message board.
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    never seen 90s ones without bumper, always been 80s ones

    wheres coppers to ask on here ?

    i need to know

    thanks
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    iirc, here in Jersey your required to have a front, but no rear.. i ran around for a couple years in the Power Wagon with no back and no hassle...
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Bumpers were an option back in the day , for more money . Plus some dealers put their own stepbumpers on . I see lots of OLD trucks in AZ with the name of the original dealer etched into their own welded up bumpers :D
     
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    yeh i have had alot of trucks with no rear bumper, thats what gets me, never had any trouble and i know in at least 67-72 years rear bumper was not std equipment and all

    but what about these 80s yoyos ? the factory roll pans part of lower rear of bed on them instead of a bumper


    and in IL ?

    how can i find out about this ?

    something is really fishy here.,


    thanks
     
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    Best bet would be to look up the law on the IL DMV website... Dont know what it is off hand but should be able to find it with google.com.
     
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    http://www.sos.state.il.us/publications/rr/rr_chap11.html#required_equipment

    Looks like you only need front and rear bumpers if your under 9,000 lbs GVW.
     
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    My 1995 C1500 lists the rear bumper as an option. I have a friend who is a cop and he gave me an Illinois vehicle code book 625. It's a couple hundred pages thick and covers rules of the road, revenue, vehicle equipment, commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, tow vehicles, etc... It is a law in Illinois that you must have a rear bumper. Also for lift height measurement - if you alter your factory bumper mounting system, lower your bumper, or install an aftermaket or homemade bumper they will measure to the highest part of the lower framerail. This means that on the front they will measure to the part of the frame that rolls up to the front of the truck. I have never been measured though. One cop jokingly told me as he walked by my truck at a gas station "I would sure like to get my tape measure under there!" and he laughed.
     

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