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Old 04-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I had a VW "Thing" and would fold the windshield flat all of the time. I know it is illegal to have a damaged windshield because it obstructs the view. But no windhield is not an abstruction.

Which costs more? The POSSIBLE ticket for no windshield, or the GAUANTEED expense (fine) of the $150 tow bill? I'd go for it. It is these few fleeting moments of danger that make building our own cars so much fun.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Justin that is quite the ways to drive a car without glass especially if you go down 101. Why paint before glass? Are there some blem area around the glass that needs touching up? I think you'll have plenty of time to ponder this issue before D day (drive day).
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #20 (permalink)
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hahaha yes in Georgia!....at it was a couple years ago....one of my employees went thru a roadblock and the policeman was going to give him a ticket until he called in and found out there is no law requireing a windshield.....just one that said no cracks!

thats Georgia for you.....
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Justin that is quite the ways to drive a car without glass especially if you go down 101. Why paint before glass? Are there some blem area around the glass that needs touching up? I think you'll have plenty of time to ponder this issue before D day (drive day).
Yes that is exactly it there is a clear run there. I could always have the glass installed and then go to paint and then go back to have the trim installed.

Just want to keep everything off the car that I can for it has been a lot of work to clean up after the first job although most of the mess is the black, not the original silver.
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Not sure if the law varies on this issue from state to state, but as long a you’re wearing eye protection then no windshield is required.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Not sure if the law varies on this issue from state to state, but as long a you’re wearing eye protection then no windshield is required.
wrong

When my uncle was my age here in Washington state, he took his 70 fastback for a drive without the front windshield - but he was wearing swimming goggles!

the judge was laughing so hard that he fined him $1 and told him to never come back.
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The old CA code posted previously still holds true:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/wa...ction=retrieve

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CALIFORNIA CODES
VEHICLE CODE
SECTION 26700-26712




26700. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a passenger
vehicle, other than a motorcycle, and every bus, motortruck or truck
tractor, and every firetruck, fire engine or other fire apparatus,
whether publicly or privately owned, shall be equipped with an
adequate windshield.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any vehicle issued
identification plates pursuant to Section 5004 which was not required
to be equipped with a windshield at the time it was first sold or
registered under the laws of this state, another state, or foreign
jurisdiction.
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Be careful, go too fast and you might blow out the BACK window, which means you have two windows now to fill...
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Be careful, go too fast and you might blow out the BACK window, which means you have two windows now to fill...
No windows at all!
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:12 PM   #27 (permalink)
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In Ontario, the vehicle must pass certification standards to be driven on the road, and a windshield is part of certification.

Of course, every vehicle on the road is in fit condition!

So I guess it would come down to "do ya feel lucky?"
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I'm not certain about windshields here in Florida since we don't require inspections (yet). Judging from some of the contraptions on the road today, I would be suprised if brakes were required. I just had 14 different body parts painted that I was able to deliver with a pickup. The rest of the car was hauled for $55 for the 6 mile trip. Everything is now back in my garage and I'm assembling the car. I decided to wait until the car was partially assembled before having the body shop do the buffing. Now I'm considering doing the buffing myself since, if I took it back to the shop, I'd probably need to put on the bumpers, etc., in order to drive it there. It does have a windshield, though.
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In Ontario, the vehicle must pass certification standards to be driven on the road, and a windshield is part of certification.

Of course, every vehicle on the road is in fit condition!

So I guess it would come down to "do ya feel lucky?"
But that's what I'm saying! If ir costs $150 to tow it over there, then why NOT take the chance? At least that way you have a CHANCE at not coming out of pocket $150. If you get pulled over for no windshield I would doubt that the fine would be more than $80. To me that's a no brainer since ever $$ counts in my family. Is it illegal to stick your head out the window while you are driving? It's the same thing.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:14 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Thanks guys... also it would be $150 each way, I could probably get that down to $100 each way but you see the reason for asking.
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