I shaved off the rear bumper on my 280zx I replaced it with a 3 x 3 tube steel beam and then put sheetmetal over top of it making the rear flush. I want to know if this is legal or not any help would be appreciated
"legal" depends on what your state requires. "safe" could bb another question to ask. Most states publish the vehicle code, and make it available to citizens over the net or dmv. Get a copy and read it (in CA it's $3). You may be suprised to find you're not even required to HAVE a rear bumper in your state! Good luck, and with a 3x3 box tube, you could have the start of a great trailer hitch!