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Old 11-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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removed front plate bracket!

removed my plate bracket today and i had ordered some plugs from http://bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html

just had to tap the holes out a little bigger to 1/4" and they popped right in and the paint matched great!

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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did your dealership put it on with you telling them not to?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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did your dealership put it on with you telling them not to?
i didnt order mine, i originally went into to pick up a c6 z06, but came across this in the show room and it already had the plate bracket mounted sadly :(
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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Ace - Glad To See You Made It Home "OK" From SEMA - My Car Too Had The Front Plate Mounted On It - So, The Plugs Are A Pretty Good Match?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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Thank God! I hate that fugly front plate bracket!

I did the same on mine but opted out of using plugs ...

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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Ace - Glad To See You Made It Home "OK" From SEMA - My Car Too Had The Front Plate Mounted On It - So, The Plugs Are A Pretty Good Match?
sure did! drive up the coast in cali was great! hadnt been up that way before so we checked everything out and did quite a bit of spirited driving in the twisties! went through the red woods aswell. tried to put the car through the big tree but she wouldnt fit sadly :(. and yea the plugs fit great! just drilled the holes out a little bigger to 1/4" inch and with a little pressure they popped right in, nice snug fit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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Thank God! I hate that fugly front plate bracket!

I did the same on mine but opted out of using plugs ...

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hats off to you for painting! wish i was skilled in that department
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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Looks like pimples lol! Better then the plate though
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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Looks like pimples lol! Better then the plate though
I would have done plugs if it were only two holes. I had 6 in my bumper cover. (4 from the bracket and 2 form bending and screwing the plates on without the bracket)
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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hats off to you for painting! wish i was skilled in that department
Thanks. I used to work at my uncle's autobody and paint shop in the 90's. Now I just mess around a little with my own stuff.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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Waiting for some other aesthetic goodies to come in. Have a set of black front and rear bow tie replacements and the rear tail bezels aswell! My friend is also finishing my tint on my windshield and were doing a light tint over my tails and side markers.

Just need to hunt down a set of iforged wheels for it and itl be all down outside of performance goodies
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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Waiting for some other aesthetic goodies to come in. Have a set of black front and rear bow tie replacements and the rear tail bezels aswell! My friend is also finishing my tint on my windshield and were doing a light tint over my tails and side markers.

Just need to hunt down a set of iforged wheels for it and itl be all down outside of performance goodies
Got My Bowties From Lupe - He's The Best - Want To Get Some More Work Done By Him As his Products Are Hard To Beat
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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removed my plate bracket today and i had ordered some plugs from http://bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html

just had to tap the holes out a little bigger to 1/4" and they popped right in and the paint matched great!

Hey how did you remove the front plate bracket? Mine wasnt bolted in by screws or rivets. It just looks like a screw but with a tiny hole in middle of the bolts/retainers.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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Hey how did you remove the front plate bracket? Mine wasnt bolted in by screws or rivets. It just looks like a screw but with a tiny hole in middle of the bolts/retainers.
I drilled them out with a 1/4" bit
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #15
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Thank God! I hate that fugly front plate bracket!

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Nice job . I plan on leaving mine at a friends house while i'm at Basic Training to have to same thing done. I can't stand those holes in my bumper.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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good job for all those involved......reminded my dealer to NOT to install a front plate, or any kind of dealer sticker on the rear of my ZL1......they assured me (kept their word) that they do not install a front plate bracket or dealer sticker on any of their high line cars (i.e., ZL1's Corvettes, etc.).....
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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Hide Away License Plate Holder for 2013 ZL1?

Does anybody know where we can get a hide away license plate holder for the 2013 ZL1?


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #18
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tail light bezels in today, just waiting on the black bowtie to come in now

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #19
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I drilled them out with a 1/4" bit
Cool thanks
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