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Old 06-14-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Front licence plate placement

hey I know that most states dont require a front licence plate, only rear..... Im living in NYC until i move to florida in august and my 2SS should be here in july... and I believe that NY requires a front licence plate (i could be wrong) ...

anywho, where would it go? I havnt seen anyones camaro with one on the front, nor do i see a place where it would go nicely
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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They drill holes right in front.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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hey I know that most states dont require a front licence plate, only rear..... Im living in NYC until i move to florida in august and my 2SS should be here in july... and I believe that NY requires a front licence plate (i could be wrong) ...

anywho, where would it go? I havnt seen anyones camaro with one on the front, nor do i see a place where it would go nicely
They deliver a front license plate bracket on the car and it's got a flat front for the plate, and a V shaped back to fit over the front bumper. There are no holes in the bumper so they have to be drilled.

MD requires the front license plate too but I think it ruins the look of the car so I don't have one on mine, and no matter how many tickets I get, it's not getting put on.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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They drill holes right in front.
Which 99% of all Camaro owners will not want.

You have 3 options:

1) Drill the plate bracket in the front fascia.

2) Use the search function on the forum to look for all the ideas to rig together a non-drilled, hideaway bracket, with license plate on the front

3) No plate at all

3, imo.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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It is a sad fact that they have to drill holes into the front bumper. I am up in Maine and had to have the front plate to even pass inspection. There is a bracket that is made for the Camaro. It does not look that bad with the front plate. It looks better without it. I got use to it quickly though.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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does anyone have any pictures of how it looks? and does anyone know if they require one in florida?
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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I don't think it looks all that bad with the front plate.
I've seen worse.
It is required in NY - not having one is an equipment violaton and gives cause for a cop to stop you, and possibley cite you for not having one.
I dont think FL requires a front plate.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:08 PM   #8
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who installs the licence plate? the dealer i assume? and do you have to request it to be installed or do they install it based on the laws of where you live automatically?
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who installs the licence plate? the dealer i assume? and do you have to request it to be installed or do they install it based on the laws of where you live automatically?
If they law requires it they will probably install it unless you specifically tell them not to install. Most dealers will accomodate you and not install it if you don't want it installed, after all, they won't get the ticket you will, so what do they care.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #10
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who installs the licence plate? the dealer i assume? and do you have to request it to be installed or do they install it based on the laws of where you live automatically?
3m tape 2pieces thick over each hole and a tie strap and you are in business i did it and it looks good and holds . by the way where did you get yours from in the city
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For what it's worth - I installed my front plate this afternoon (NY). The bottom of the plate bracket fits in the lower grillwork 2nd tier, I drilled and extra hole on the outboard side of each top rivet hole and threaded wire ties around the upright grill stanchion behind the rivet hole and tightened them up. Plate bracket mounted NO drilling.
Optional: cut a short piece of vacuum hose and put a slit so it goes around the top of the plate bracket to protect your paint.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:22 PM   #12
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You don't need to drill them. Search online for people who have built alternatives... if anything you can just throw it in the dash.
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looks horrible. Just don't put one on, sign a waiver from the dealer, and take your chances. Usually it's only a 200 dollar non moving ticket.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:52 PM   #14
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3m tape 2pieces thick over each hole and a tie strap and you are in business i did it and it looks good and holds . by the way where did you get yours from in the city
well im moving to florida for graduate school for hte next 5 years in august, so ill live without it for hte month or so that i have the car here in NY i guess...

and i didnt order it from a dealer in NY... my dad knows a guy in illinois who gives him a good discount because this is the 3rd car my dad bought off him, forgot the first one, and the 2nd was my older bros ZO6 which has been totaled since
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