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Old 10-16-2020, 03:48 PM   #1
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my grandson wants to take his drivers test in our model a pickup cant get answer 1 said might have to have regular license has historical in missouri
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:23 PM   #2
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You need to ask your DMV. With out seat belts and turn signals they may not allow.
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You need to ask your DMV. With out seat belts and turn signals they may not allow.

Every antique car came equipped with turn signals! Although, it did require rolling down the driver's window! (Or lifting the side curtain)
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Old 10-16-2020, 05:28 PM   #4
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That question has been asked on here before and the answer was always check with DMV! I’ve never heard of an instance where it was allowed! For one thing the examiner would not travel in an unsafe vehicle without Wearing seat belts!

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Old 10-16-2020, 06:30 PM   #5
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Sounds like a good idea but not practical let him drive your model home from the DMV
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:50 AM   #6
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I took my driving test in my original '29 Chevy. It was at the old Highway Patrol station in Orlando, FL, in 1967. The trooper who tested me looked at the car, laughed and said "Let's go...". I passed.


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Old 10-17-2020, 06:26 AM   #7
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Sure sounds like a fun thing to do. Why not ask? Good luck.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:55 AM   #8
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I took my driving test in my original '29 Chevy. It was at the old Highway Patrol station in Orlando, FL, in 1967. The trooper who tested me looked at the car, laughed and said "Let's go...". I passed.


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Old 10-17-2020, 08:33 AM   #9
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I would think that as long as all your lights work properly, show proof of insurance, your horn works and your left arm can do the turn signals, you are good to go. You will be interpreting the law your way and I'm sure they will see it another way. But a street legal car is acceptable in every other way so why not at the DMV. Go for it
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:14 AM   #10
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If it is legally licensed I would just show up like nothing is out of the ordinary and use proper hand signals etc.,. as required. It takes way more skill to drive an antique over modern one.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:49 AM   #11
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It's been over 50 years since I took my last drivers test. Do the modern manuals still have hand signals in them? When I tested you had to know how to use hand signals to pass the test. I still use them when driving my A and people think I am pointing at something when I make a left hand turn. LOL
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I also use hand signals when driving the model A . I often wonder how others passed the written drivers test if they didn't know the hand signals .
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https://driving-tests.org/beginner-d...-hand-signals/

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Old 10-17-2020, 12:04 PM   #14
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Yes but that was over fifty 50 years ago!
That would be like driving an '82 now--not unreasonable. Unless you know the examiner, I wouldn't take the chance. I think most examiners are good people but like everything else there are always a few jerks and you might possibly end up with one who doesn't appreciate the cutesy stuff and could find a reason to flunk him--even if he did everything right.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:03 PM   #15
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Around here I think the inspector would probably get a kick out of the opportunity to ride in an antique, especially if the kid is competent. There are about 100,000 residents around the area, but this ain't exactly mainstream America.
If the kid is not confident and competent, better use something newer. Perhaps a small town DMV instead of the big city hustle and bustle.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:11 PM   #16
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That would be like driving an '82 now--not unreasonable. Unless you know the examiner, I wouldn't take the chance. I think most examiners are good people but like everything else there are always a few jerks and you might possibly end up with one who doesn't appreciate the cutesy stuff and could find a reason to flunk him--even if he did everything right.
I think a 1982 would be 38 years ago if I’m not mistaken!
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I think a 1982 would be 38 years ago if Iím not mistaken!

Yep! Same age as a '29 Chevy was in 1967.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:42 PM   #18
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Better check your insurance. Grundy has something about drivers under 25 years.
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:14 PM   #19
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Better check your insurance. Grundy has something about drivers under 25 years.

you are correct- unless its a standard policy from someone like Allstate or State Farm
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Contrary to some advice, donít play games or challenge police, law enforcement or government agencies. They have the upper hand and in a very high majority of cases they will kick your ass. PlayIng by their rules gives you a much better chance of success.
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