Hello, I'm building a "Jeep" u-built and have been reading a thread in the projects forum:
Perhaps the rules are different for factory to u-built? A bumper has been built on page 2 of this thread link, above. It neither extends to the width of the vehicle nor to the outer faces of the tires, yet the builder was commended for his build. It is a good job imho. I have built a set of bumpers for a YJ I owned years ago and drove it everywhere for years. Even with my RCMP buddies. Never a mention.
Are the rules different for front and rear bumpers? I've read they must have a lower edge no higher than 29.5", a 4" vertical face, and extend to the wheel track of the vehicle, which for bumper purposes is not the mid-line of the tires, but rather outer face/sidewalls of the tires. the CJ vehicle that I'm building only had bumpers that covered the width of the tub... I've also read that rear bumpers are not required, only front bumpers for trucks. Will my ubuilt Jeep be regarded as a truck or suv/car, or does it even matter? I want to do this properly.