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Old 10-10-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Front License Plate Bracket Mod. Texas

Hello, when i purchased my car, the front plate was already mounted, so i removed it a plugged them, looks better than the massive plate holder. so the other day i see it the news (san antonio) that they are cracking down on no front plates. So me and my buddy came up with this idea to make brackets so i could install and remove the plate when at car shows. turned out pretty good.
i used some aluminum, cut them to the size i needed, installed some riv-nuts in them and then epoxied them in. if you dont have riv-nuts you could maybe JB weld some nuts onto the plates.


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Old 10-10-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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your just full of good ideas!

how much did you have to trim off the bottom of the license plate?
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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your just full of good ideas!

how much did you have to trim off the bottom of the license plate?
thx bro. just below the license plate numbers. it really was trim fit, trim fit. also because of the bend made, it's cut in a slight "V", very slight though. it not just staight across. I will take the plate off tomorrow n take a closer pic n post it. I'm at the lake right now. lol
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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Couple white zip ties and a little fold of the plate and two tiny holes in the center of the plate works quite well, and takes about 8 min and you have nothing on your car and its a simple snip of the zip ties when you head to your local track!
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #5
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kool. did u have to cut ur plate or r they smaller than Texas plates? your is another kool idea. thx for sharing. I head to a show at least once a week, being able to either put the screws in or out take 30 seconds n don't have to buy any tyraps on a regular basis.

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Old 10-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #6
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Inferno Orange SS... Man that's a sharp looking stripe package. That pic just whew... Makes me envious. Where'd you get the stripe package like that and/or what'd it cost to get done ? Sorry to get off topic with the thread, but that's just about one of the best pics I've seen. Almost makes me sad to have gotten the RJT. Wonder if mine would look that sharp.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:45 AM   #7
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i went to a camaro gathering friday night and a car show yesterday, this mod worked out real well. off and back on in 20-30 seconds

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Old 10-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #8
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Inferno Orange SS... Man that's a sharp looking stripe package. That pic just whew... Makes me envious. Where'd you get the stripe package like that and/or what'd it cost to get done ? Sorry to get off topic with the thread, but that's just about one of the best pics I've seen. Almost makes me sad to have gotten the RJT. Wonder if mine would look that sharp.
The bracket mod def looks clean, well done im considering it myself now!

As for the stripes, the car came like that from gm it is the Indy 500 pace car replica, came with the stripes emblems and headrests along with a couple other color items in the interior. The car used to have a large Indy 500 decal on the door but i had it removed shortly after purchasing it, I think it looks alot cleaner without the door decal.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #9
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This worked for me!

I just couldn't bear to drill the holes inthe bumper...
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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looks good
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Looks good, OP! What did you use to plug the holes?
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:40 PM   #12
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Looks good, OP! What did you use to plug the holes?
Hello, I purchased some plastic plugs at pepboys. Painted them n pushed them in the bumper. Pretty easy.

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Old 01-01-2011, 08:34 AM   #13
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Why not buy a retractable plate holder for as little as $60 electric or manuel?
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:25 PM   #14
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Why not buy a retractable plate holder for as little as $60 electric or manuel?
i guess i could have, i thought about it, but i have seen a few and really didnt care for the way it look when it was tucked in. that's just me, also if you have seen all my mod's, i'm the kind of person who likes to do my own mods.

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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Magnets?

Couldn't you use a couple of good Magnets hidden in the lower grille?
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:09 AM   #16
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Couldn't you use a couple of good Magnets hidden in the lower grille?
Hi. Well there are many things I could have used. But what I did use is what I had just sitting there. They work perfect for me. Have u tried magnets? Please explain how this would work for us? Were do u get ur magnets from? Thx for ur input
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Haven't tried anything yet... just strolled across this thread, and thought ... Magnets. I will try it out in the future and let you know how it works... probably going to pick up at a industrial supply store.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #18
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Are the brackets attached to the grill?? Or are they just sitting in there?
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:37 AM   #19
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Are the brackets attached to the grill?? Or are they just sitting in there?
hello, i superglued the brackets i made to the back of the grill, that way i could easily remove the plate (for pics or shows) and reinstall right away. i took it off the other day for pics and put it right back on when i was done. worked perfect.

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Old 03-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #20
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hello, i superglued the brackets i made to the back of the grill, that way i could easily remove the plate (for pics or shows) and reinstall right away. i took it off the other day for pics and put it right back on when i was done. worked perfect.

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I have an idea for a variation of your mod, from the pic, I wasn't sure how you were holding the plates on. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:05 PM   #21
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you guys are lucky you can bend your plates. It's illegal to bend plates where I live =( 600 dollar fine if u cut or bend the plate. Since it legally belongs to the insurance company =(

Cool mod though
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you guys are lucky you can bend your plates. It's illegal to bend plates where I live =( 600 dollar fine if u cut or bend the plate. Since it legally belongs to the insurance company =(

Cool mod though
i hope it not illegal here
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #23
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i hope it not illegal here
My neighbor is a police office - specifically traffic duty - and he helped me with my mod
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I use toggle bolts to hold the factory bracket in place:


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Old 04-08-2011, 06:24 PM   #25
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Now that is smooth. I like it

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