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Old 04-30-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Question front license plate alternative?

Hi everybody. I live in Texas and we have to have the front license plate on the front. I really, really do not want holes drilled into my front bumper but I also do not want to get tickets for not having it installed.

Does anyone know of another way to put the license plate on the front bumper that doesn't require damage to the front bumper? Surely there's a company out there that makes something we can use as an alternative.

Any ideas?

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Old 04-30-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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You know it's the law here in Colorado as well and I've gotten one ticket while I was at a meter that was expired for not having a plate. Stupid meter maid! Anyways I haven't had one on my car since I bought it in Feb of 2003. I've seen plenty of cops and they just don't seem to mind. On my last truck I took it off and got one ticket while at a meter too. I'm not sure how Texas is but I'm okay with one or two $30 tickets every 6 years or so.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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The info is out there already

See the following links on some ideas on the whole lic. plate issue.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=license+plate

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Old 04-30-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
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thanks.....think I probably spelled 'license' wrong when I typed it into the search thread. Whoops.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:01 PM   #5
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I just got this motorized from license plate frame for my camaro
http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...4e9eb215c1b46e
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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I just got this motorized from license plate frame for my camaro
http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...4e9eb215c1b46e
What? You didn't want the $60 do-it-yourself version? Just needs some kind of padding to keep the license plate from flapping against the body at freeway speeds.




At least we didn't get the license plate bracket molded into the bumper like this one....

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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retractable license plate holder

hi there,

unfortunately i live in a state that needs a front license plate and im looking for a front license plate holder that retracts. any suggestions?

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:37 PM   #8
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If you do a search you should find a few posts with link to companies that make these for Corvettes and other vehicles. I know holes still have to be drilled though so if you are trying to avoid that I don't even know myself.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:14 AM   #9
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I got my prototype front plate mount. These aren't the best pictures, but I wanted to post them up so you can at least get some idea. The back plate will mount behind the lower grill and the clear rubber bushings will keep the front portion from crushing the plastic of the lower grill. I hope to have some pictures of it on a car soon.

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Old 06-02-2009, 06:44 PM   #10
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Here is the prototype test fitted on the V6 and V8 both. Looks like some minor adjustments will be needed for the V6, but the V8 looks perfect. Stay tuned for more info...


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Old 06-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #11
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Here is the prototype test fitted on the V6 and V8 both. Looks like some minor adjustments will be needed for the V6, but the V8 looks perfect. Stay tuned for more info...


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Old 06-02-2009, 08:40 PM   #12
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Very nice indeed! Please let us know when you get the V6 perfected - thanks!
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:54 PM   #13
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Drilled holes or not....front license plates just suck on Camaros and Corvettes...
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:01 AM   #14
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So here is some ordering information. Feel free to contact Doug at ******@sympatico.ca. The bracket once complete will sell for $100.00 CAD shipping included (approx $15) or approximately $92.12 USD (based on today's exchange rate).
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #15
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hi there,

unfortunately i live in a state that needs a front license plate and I'm looking for a front license plate holder that retracts. any suggestions?

thanks
How about:

http://www.ninosport.com/Altec-Remot...category=21817

I cannot vouch for it, but its seems like an ideal solution.

Thanks,

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:46 PM   #16
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check this out also...................http://www.ninosport.com/Altec-Remot...e-Holder-400EU
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I saw a Vette with the plate attached to the passenger sun visor and the visor was down so it was showing.

Good idea.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:28 PM   #18
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Altec Show N Go manual version would mount at an angle given how steep the front bumper is - I know as my Service tech and I tried to figure it out today with one I ordered from Amazon. See other thread and pictures of another member who has it or something similar http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24244. I assume the automatic version would have similar issue.

I've emailed Altec seeking an alternative solution - they don't have one yet.

For now I am leaving the plate in my glove box along with the "We Owe" form for the Front License Plate GM frame...

I'd like to see more photos of the bracket camaropete showed and hopefully the final product is a bit more finished in the welding (unless you can't see it once mounted).
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:45 PM   #19
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front plates

How bout Nooooooo front plates ever on a camaro
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #20
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I like the one CamaroPete did up but don't like the fact that so much of the cooling is blocked...and here in Texas, where everyday seems to be 100, I need all the cooling coming in the front as possible!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #21
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these new guys need to learn how to read a thread....i mean FOR REAL, "nal" you asked for something that was posted 2 spots above you:slice:
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well i know that the motorized one does not flap in the wind on the road. also i am selling them for 129.95 free shipping. i have told people about them but i have yet had time to install on my car havent had it long enough its been at shops for r&d on new products. but if interested let me know contact me at andrew@sightwaves.com. going to drop the car off this monday for fitting of the motorized plate so i should have pics up tuesday.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:15 PM   #23
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I have seen a whole bunch of discussion but no one who has actually ordered/installed anything yet. I see Shevyman should have something up by Tuesday, so I will wait and review how it looks and works.

Shevyman, I would love to see pics and videos of it once you get it installed. If it all comes together as I hope, I will order one!!!

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Old 06-26-2009, 11:28 PM   #24
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Julie,

In Texas, it is NOT a moving violation. So, if someone actually does write you a ticket (which is highly unlikely, but still possible) for NO FRONT PLATE, then the worst that will happen is you pay a fine. You don't get tick marks against your DL, and it doesn't go on your record because this isn't a hazardous (otherwise known as a moving) violation.

Just thought you should know.
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Also, I haven't had a front plate on any of my vehicles since about 1994, and I've been pulled over zero times for it. This goes for trucks, SUVs, F-bodies, and Corvettes.
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