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Old 07-23-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Question Front Plate Mounting Options

Hello everyone, unfortunately up here in Ontario we are required to have a front license plate.

Has anyone used the hideaway mounting system on their Camaro?

I am looking at purchasing one and would like to see it mounted, and see if they have been adapted to the Camaro.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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There are a lot of posts on this already. Search is your friend. But, yes there are many options.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
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Yes, did the search, and many options available, best option in my mind, either the manual or automatic hideaway license mount.

A lot of discussion on how it is a great option, yet no one has mounted one on the Camaro that I have found?

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:54 AM   #5
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Yes, did the search, and many options available, best option in my mind, either the manual or automatic hideaway license mount.

A lot of discussion on how it is a great option, yet no one has mounted one on the Camaro that I have found?

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The automatic one? If so there is a video of it in action around here some where.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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The automatic one? If so there is a video of it in action around here some where.
Yes, it is a youtube video of the bracket mounuted on a Audi, I was asking if anyone had installed the one from "Swift" on their Camaro before I order?

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:52 AM   #7
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I would have but it sticks out further than I would like and it doesn't work with the GFX without further modifications.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:19 AM   #8
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I would have but it sticks out further than I would like and it doesn't work with the GFX without further modifications.
So are you rolling the dice and driving without a front plate? I saw a car pulled over yesterday in Mississauga for no front plate, female officer (say no more).

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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So are you rolling the dice and driving without a front plate? I saw a car pulled over yesterday in Mississauga for no front plate, female officer (say no more).

Thanks,

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Well I have been warned once in a Tim Horton's drive thru by an OPP officer. At the end of the day it is $110.00 and no points. So it will take a few of those tickets before I drill holes in my front bumper. I am still looking and hope that Swift improves on their product and/or comes out with one that works with the ground effects, but till I find something that I am happy with, yes I will roll the dice.
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Well I have been warned once in a Tim Horton's drive thru by an OPP officer. At the end of the day it is $110.00 and no points. So it will take a few of those tickets before I drill holes in my front bumper. I am still looking and hope that Swift improves on their product and/or comes out with one that works with the ground effects, but till I find something that I am happy with, yes I will roll the dice.
I'm not so lucky. Good luck.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:22 PM   #11
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Very simple solution. Take the stock plate bracket and add two 4" sheet rock anchor screws, and two 2" vinyl washers. Simply put the two screws through the existing plate bracket holes and attach to the lower grill be means of the vinyl washers and the spring loaded anchors. Easy on and off for shows.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #12
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Hello everyone, unfortunately up here in Ontario we are required to have a front license plate.

Has anyone used the hideaway mounting system on their Camaro?

I am looking at purchasing one and would like to see it mounted, and see if they have been adapted to the Camaro.

Thank you in advance.

Kelly
Hello everyone, received my manual hide away mounting bracket today. Has anyone installed this item on a 2SS? Any tips or tricks?

Thanks,

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Old 08-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #13
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Installed one from Swift this last weekend. Followed their directions and it went pretty smooth. I did add loc-tite to the threads for a little extra security.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:03 PM   #14
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So, do you drill holes into the bottom with that? Do you think there would be any issues with a 1LT since it has the smaller lower lip?
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:19 PM   #15
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When driving with the plate up, does the wind rattle the plate frame making it hit the bumper constantly & scratching it?
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:03 PM   #16
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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 a series of four 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 or anywhere the bracket may rub.
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Here's how I installed my plate. No drilling needed on car or bracket.
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I did the same to mine this morning - thanks for the cool tip! Once I receive my top secret mount, I'll let you know. This will have to suffice for the moment. Oh, and I used adhesive felt for the areas that rub.
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When driving with the plate up, does the wind rattle the plate frame making it hit the bumper constantly & scratching it?
The kit comes with pads that stick to the back of the holder to keep it from rubbing the bumper. I have checked the areaseveral times since install and have not noticed any scratches.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:26 PM   #19
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So, do you drill holes into the bottom with that? Do you think there would be any issues with a 1LT since it has the smaller lower lip?
You have to drill three holes into the bottom to mount the "Swift" bracket. But even if the bracket is removed the holes are not visible. I would say it should fit the 1LT also, the bracket has quite a bit of adjustment built in.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:56 PM   #20
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Wasn't that Swift hideaway plate $30? I see it's $60 now. Maybe I'm thinking of something else.
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Thanks for the idea, I finally gave in and installed the front plate today after seeing your post. We have a 1LT/RS and the lower grill is a bit different than the SS. I installed round felt pads that are used on chairs and placed them on the lower inbd mounting holes this cleared the entire assy from the car. Then I installed the clear tubing over the zip ties where they rub against the paint. So far so good. Hope this helps others with the LT and LS's
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So far, Zombie's idea seems the best. The only problem is that I had to install a bunch of felt in the "forks" of the frame to prevent it from chaffing the black plastic grill webbing.

I should have Round 1 of my custom bracket on Monday. It does use adhesive, but it is non-permanent (meaning it will not destroy your paint). Stay tuned for a write-up late Monday or Tuesday. Round 2 (the colored part) should follow shortly thereafter.

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Old 08-13-2009, 07:59 PM   #23
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I installed the Swift Motor Sports hide away bracket, plus I got my personalized plates yesterday "WB'S RS" looks GREAT and the $60.00 was well worth it to not have holes drill on the front face of my car.

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Old 08-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #24
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Very simple solution. Take the stock plate bracket and add two 4" sheet rock anchor screws, and two 2" vinyl washers. Simply put the two screws through the existing plate bracket holes and attach to the lower grill be means of the vinyl washers and the spring loaded anchors. Easy on and off for shows.
Great Idea I will use this for mine in BC, Thanks. What a stupid law anyway.
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