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Old 06-25-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Option for mounting front Lic. Plate / Zero cost and 10min





In order to get my inspection sticker my dealer (who I work for) wanted the front plate mounted.

So I was going to get the retractable plate - though it seems it doesn't fit according to some other posts on this forum.

What you want to do is flip over the Lic. plate bracket provided (so "CAMARO" is upside down - and get 4 long tie-straps, rubber hose 3 inchs long (get clear hose is you can, I only had black fuel hose available at the time) make sure to split the hose top to bottom.)

1. First you need to make the mounting holes a little bigger (NOT the smaller lic. plate holes) so you can fit the head of the tie-strap through. (a rasp or a drill is needed just to take off a couple millimeters)

2. Feed the tie-straps around and through the egg crate lower grille, put the upside down plate bracket up against the car, hold with your knees and tighten the strps slightly - go from the left hole to the right and tighten tie-straps evenly.
Cut-off the excess ties - then take your rubber hose that has been split and put it on the bottom of the plate holder to protect your spoiler. (there is only a centimeter of plastic that rubs)

This will take about 10 minutes to do-if that long. Quick and cheap fix!
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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Need a couple of quick release fasteners and it's perfect.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Nice quick fix!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:01 PM   #6
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Need a couple of quick release fasteners and it's perfect.
That's next
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Nice quick fix!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:11 PM   #8
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Thanks! I'm going to take this to my dealer. Whats worse though is that Nebraska changed their plates for next year and put on birds and flowers!!!!!!!!! I will not be forced to put birds and flowers on my new Camaro, I'm looking for a new state to live in.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:30 PM   #9
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Thanks! I'm going to take this to my dealer. Whats worse though is that Nebraska changed their plates for next year and put on birds and flowers!!!!!!!!! I will not be forced to put birds and flowers on my new Camaro, I'm looking for a new state to live in.
Yeah - I couldn't do flowers either.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:46 PM   #10
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That's the direction I want to go. Like 78 had is all the way on the side.

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:10 PM   #11
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Thanks! I'm going to take this to my dealer. Whats worse though is that Nebraska changed their plates for next year and put on birds and flowers!!!!!!!!! I will not be forced to put birds and flowers on my new Camaro, I'm looking for a new state to live in.

Yeah who the hell even came up with that dumbass design?Don't they remember the last time we had "yellow" plates? Everyone hated them.....I can't believe we're going back to this stupid crap.....I'd rather just keep our current plates.

The stupid thing is the red/white/black one won the voting, but the people running the thing wanted this ugly-ass yellow one (and it's a pastel yellow too), so they claimed it was rigged by some other website and just invalidated the winning plate.

Sorry for the thread jack.....good idea for the plate mounting....
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I bought a plate holder for my Vette from Topflight and they said that they expect to have one soon for the Camaro so I'll wait and see what they come up with. They did a great job on the one for the Vette!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
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I bought a plate holder for my Vette from Topflight and they said that they expect to have one soon for the Camaro so I'll wait and see what they come up with. They did a great job on the one for the Vette!!
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:15 PM   #17
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In order to get my inspection sticker my dealer (who I work for) wanted the front plate mounted.

So I was going to get the retractable plate - though it seems it doesn't fit according to some other posts on this forum.

What you want to do is flip over the Lic. plate bracket provided (so "CAMARO" is upside down - and get 4 long tie-straps, rubber hose 3 inchs long (get clear hose is you can, I only had black fuel hose available at the time) make sure to split the hose top to bottom.)

1. First you need to make the mounting holes a little bigger (NOT the smaller lic. plate holes) so you can fit the head of the tie-strap through. (a rasp or a drill is needed just to take off a couple millimeters)

2. Feed the tie-straps around and through the egg crate lower grille, put the upside down plate bracket up against the car, hold with your knees and tighten the strps slightly - go from the left hole to the right and tighten tie-straps evenly.
Cut-off the excess ties - then take your rubber hose that has been split and put it on the bottom of the plate holder to protect your spoiler. (there is only a centimeter of plastic that rubs)

This will take about 10 minutes to do-if that long. Quick and cheap fix!

This is what I will do for sure!
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:00 PM   #18
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These work too !
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:25 PM   #19
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WOW that's exactly what i used the wing nuts, but i put mines in the middle and it came out awesome, not even touching the bumper. I should of taken pictures.......
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:33 PM   #20
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I put those command wall grip strips on my plate so I could pass inspection. The safety inspector came out with a /facepalm look on him... but gave me my sticker anyway. Strips came off with zero residue. I sprayed some Bug/Tar begone just in case.

See ya'll next year!
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Here's how I installed my plate. No drilling needed on car or bracket.

Start by turning the bracket upside down and feed two 8" zip ties through the top pair of mounting holes. You can figure the rest by the series of pictures.

The final step is one more strap to link the first two you fed through the mount and a small strip of plastic tubing to cushion the bracket against the bottom fascia.
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Here's how I installed my plate. No drilling needed on car or bracket.

Start by turning the bracket upside down and feed two 8" zip ties through the top pair of mounting holes. You can figure the rest by the series of pictures.

The final step is one more strap to link the first two you fed through the mount and a small strip of plastic tubing to cushion the bracket against the bottom fascia.
You, Sir, are a genius! This is definitely what I will be doing..

Thanks!
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Thumbs up NOW THAT LOOKS GREAT !

[QUOTE=ZombieEatsYou;776209]Here's how I installed my plate. No drilling needed on car or bracket.

Now that looks GREAT
This is the first no holes plate installation I have seen that Didn't look awful.
All the ones off center look terrible. IMO

Finally someone got it right.

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Adding a plate to the front of a car always looks awful whether in the center or off-center... the OP didn't get it any less right than the other poster.

Though that plate does a nice job of complimenting the yellow car.
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