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    Folding windshield on the road.

    Seeing as I'm not allow to ask a similar question in another thread and must start my own, I would like to know about the folding windshield option on real Jeeps. ALL CJ/YJ/TJ/JK have the window hinges and the ability to have the wind in your face. Is there an issue as long as there is an unobstructed rear view mirror?

    I don't feel like driving a donorcycle on the highway but still want wind in the face with seat belts and a cage.

    Thanks for the answers and opinions.

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    I have prescription glasses on my license that need to be worn. I would think that would override safety glasses and still keep debris out.


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    On topic. Also, what about driving around with no stock windshield frame/glass and just having plexy bolted to the roll cage?
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    I'd be interested in hearing more about how the windshield laws apply to a jeep as well. Jeeps really are a unique vehicle configuration where they have been designed and manfactured since the original design was conceived to enable the end user to easily bypass/remove what is commonly deemed to be mandatory crash/safety/occupant protection (doors, top, winshield) for just about any other vehicle.
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    Well I was able to make contact with my colleague, and here is the skinny. Dating right back to the first Jeeps, this has been a capability of Jeeps to have the windshield down when driving. It is an original design feature, and is therefore permitted for use (or non-use in the case of the windshield LOL) on the highway!

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    Hope I can post this here as it is on the same subject.....
    By folding down the windshield on a Jeep YJ/TJ, the roll bar over the driver and passenger is now compromised as it no longer attaches to the windshield frame and therefore that part of the cage rendered useless(and potentially hazardous if not removed). Does this cause an issue with driving a safe (or unsafe) vehicle now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpw View Post
    Hope I can post this here as it is on the same subject.....
    By folding down the windshield on a Jeep YJ/TJ, the roll bar over the driver and passenger is now compromised as it no longer attaches to the windshield frame and therefore that part of the cage rendered useless(and potentially hazardous if not removed). Does this cause an issue with driving a safe (or unsafe) vehicle now?
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    I could be mistaken, but I believe when the windshield is lowered, the 2 pieces that attach the roll bar to the windshield frame are removeable. I believe that's how they designed them so you don't look like your driving down the road with a pickle fork! The main structure of the roll bar is still in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ON OFFroad View Post
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    All joking aside, this is... yet again another answer to clear up an age old question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v1nc3 View Post
    All joking aside, this is... yet again another answer to clear up an age old question.
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    My father was pulled over in his Willy's CJ3 with the windshield down and was "advised" to wear eye protection (ie:goggles) to prevent from a foreign body in the eye (bug) causing potentially avoidable blindness/accident...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dre907 View Post
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    My father was pulled over in his Willy's CJ3 with the windshield down and was "advised" to wear eye protection (ie:goggles) to prevent from a foreign body in the eye (bug) causing potentially avoidable blindness/accident...

    Glad that we've got ppl on our side who practice common sense. Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ON OFFroad View Post
    I could be mistaken, but I believe when the windshield is lowered, the 2 pieces that attach the roll bar to the windshield frame are removeable. I believe that's how they designed them so you don't look like your driving down the road with a pickle fork! The main structure of the roll bar is still in place.

    Just to add to this slightly Officer if i may, jeep has many disclaimers that the "roll bar" is a "sport Cage" and not a rollover protection device. In saying that i have personally witnessed 2 highway MVA's where the "A pillar" of the windshield frame and "windshield support bar" has make the difference between life and death to the occupants.

    As with anything use discretion but when traveling speeds in excess of 50kmph it would be my suggestion to make sure windshield is up and support bars are in place. (excluding examples of Curt's and Chrisbuilts jeeps whereas signifigant fabrication to a full "roll Cage" has been put in place of a factory sport cage)
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