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Old 04-09-2010, 02:22 PM
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Default Legality of no doors and top in Denver

Hi All,

I did some googeling and didn't come up with anything. I am assuming it is OK but is it illegal to run a FJ40 without doors in Denver? I have seen a lot of jeeps around with out doors and a top but I hardly ever see any FJ40s.

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:38 PM
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I belive it's legal as long as you have mirrors and seat belts.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:52 PM
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The law does not cover one model vs. another. I have my doors off! Take um off.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:00 PM
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Are you allowed to go Topless? I've been known to go topless in my 40.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:05 PM
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Denver traffic code refers to the State traffic code in this area. State code does not require doors.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:05 PM
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I've been known to go topless in my 40.
Now that's dead sexy Schlegs!
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:07 PM
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If the vehicle was available from the factory with removable soft doors as an option, like Jeep CJ's, FJ40's, etc, then it's legal. Even if your particular vehicle shipped with a hard top & doors, it's still legal as long as it was a potential option on your vehicle.

So, an FJ40 can legally run without doors. An FJ55,60,62,80, mini-truck etc technically cannot. However on those vehicles you could run tube doors and still be legal.

On the other hand I've never seen a cop stop someone for this and in my 13 years as a cop I never did. If you had an accident or were stopped for some other reason and you ticked the cop off so he was looking for everything he could write you for, this might come up.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:52 PM
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If your empty beer can rolls out because you have no door... all bets are off.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:54 PM
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If your empty beer can rolls out because you have no door... all bets are off.
One of the reasons a 40 is superior to any 4Runner or wagon... there's a good 4" lip down there, unless you're up on two wheels there ain't nothin' rolling out of the floor area!


edit: but I can remember following Perry in Moab and watching him stop a few times to run back and pick up his sun glasses..
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:51 PM
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I think the 'lip" at the bottom of the door is what makes it legal. If you ad a lip to a runner you might be "legit" But I'm no expert. Randy is closer to one in this dept.
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