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What a great bunch of cars to photo. Looked like a great car show. That blue '57 looks just perfect. I always loved the look of the '57 with all of the grille/bumpers removed and only the outlining chrome around the opening. That '57 brings me back to the first '57 gasser I ever saw on the street with a 440/426? Dodge wedge set way back in the firewall and 4 speed. No grille work just like this one and the same blue. Brought back a great memory. That would have been around '68 and I bet the tire marks he left are still on main street, heh. Mark L
 

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The cops would be all over me if I drove any of my '57s on the street minus the bumper. Ohio has a bumper law since 1974. I know I've seen other guys tempt their fate and drive their car minus a bumper or two. But not me. I like my money in "MY" pocket versus the cops.
 

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So how do hotrods like bucket T's etc. get to drive around in Ohio? We have the same law, but it only applies to cars after a certain date, so my '46 Austin is exempt. We also have a law that states we have to run front and rear plates, but pre '74 cars are exempt from that also. You might check with your DMV to see if you have an exemption for age.
 

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If I were in your position,I would find out what they consider a bumper. Could it be a spreader bar?
We have the same law but nobody ever inforces it.
I have seen a lot of gassers running a grille and bumper and an axle and they look cool. I am one of those idiots that figures that there is always a way to get around laws that make no sense and the bumper law would be one of them.
If you are endangering somebody else,not good. If you run without a bumper,you are endangering yourself (supposedly).
I'm not argueing with you ,just the law in this case.
I know that the heigth law was an issue years ago also. Mtrhd
 

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Here in Jersey, the ricer's get the evil eye from the cops. Takes the heat off my hot rods. I drive my Deuce pickup with no fenders and open headers all the time, never even a cock eyed look from a cop. Most of them have hot rods themselves, so really gotta be doing something wrong to piss them off.
 

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The cops would be all over me if I drove any of my '57s on the street minus the bumper. Ohio has a bumper law since 1974. I know I've seen other guys tempt their fate and drive their car minus a bumper or two. But not me. I like my money in "MY" pocket versus the cops.
We have the same law. A bumper here can be a spreader bar or nerfs...

Later,

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When I got my antique vehicle plates for the Austin the state of Oregon surprised me by only issuing one plate! Guess they automatically figure you wont run a front one, so why supply it!
 
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