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Old 07-12-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Front License Plate Bracket

Just posting this in response to the new frontal shots we got; I was always against having a front license plate on my car and the pix we got just reaffirmed my stance. I did a search online for states that don't require front plates so I can possibly get a car w/o holes in the front fascia for that damed bracket and ran across this. Hope it's helpful to you somebody here... looks like I'll be flying out to AZ and taking a road trip home for mine!


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Old 07-12-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Well I guess I can hope to get stationed back in North Carolina again between now and when I plan on getting my Camaro. That is where mine was originally purchased, but as you can see in my signature, my car is registered in Vermont which does require the Front plate. When I bought the car, the bracket was in the trunk, at first I didn't have the bracket on the car after registering it, but got stopped and a cop wrote me a ticket, but was informed that the fine would be waived if I took the car to the court house and showed the bracket installed with the plate on it. Didn't want to pay the fine, so installed the bracket.

Could always buy the car in NC again or any other front plateless state and since I don't drive to VT that often not put the front plate on since most other state law enforcement agencies aren't gonna push for the front plate since I am not in VT more than likely.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:21 PM   #4
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It wouldn't be nearly as bad if they would design it in a way you didn't need to drill holes in your bumper.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:52 PM   #5
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now is it FOR SURE that the states that dont require it wont have the plates in front?
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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Ya know....if your state requires a front plate, (like this one), I think it might be a good idea to suggest to your state's legislature to make it law to only run a rear plate. WHY? Well, if you cut the plate requirement in HALF, then the state saves 50% on plate costs! Oh, wait...that would make too much sense.....
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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I believe the cost is the plates was factored into the cost for registration of your veicle.
I don't mind both of them, it makes it easier to catch criminals.
It's only a 25$ fine in California anyways, if it's that important to you just drive without one.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:14 PM   #8
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I hate stupid Massachusetts, if you've lived here long enough to have the old green plate you don't have to run a front plate. When I buy my car I am going to ask them to just zip tie the plate to the grill to get me through inspection. Then yank the plate off and test my luck.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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My front bracket on my '01 "broke off" and i just put the plate in the front window. not sure what the exact law is but shouldn't that be enough to satisfy the cops?
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:50 PM   #10
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yeah, I live in ohio so I have to have both (one of the reasons I ADORE the C5 'Vette) but after seeing the picture of the Camaro with the bracket on the front, I don't think it looks bad.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:29 PM   #11
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but after seeing the picture of the Camaro with the bracket on the front, I don't think it looks bad.
I wouldn't say it looks bad either... just not as good!
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:30 PM   #12
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Yea I have been pulled over in Tx. cause I dont use a front plate...lol Stupid sh!t
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I don't care lol...no front plate for me.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:20 PM   #14
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actually i read somewhere that in some areas that require 2 plates if your car was not designed to have a front plate and you require to drill holes to mount a factory plate bracket to mount it you are exempt. you just have to keep the front plate in the car some where. i know the pontiac solstice roadster has a plate bracket that is designed to attach to the 'grilles' in the facia using the existing holes in the 'honeycomb' texture area. my hobby shop guy has a regular solstice roadster and his front plate looks good, no need to drill holes at all!

I am sure that GM will have a bracket that will attach to the 'grille' intake between the fog/driving lights that will be able to be installed with no drilling and can be removed if you go to a area that DOES require 2 plates. as for california being a 2 state plate i was there for 2 weeks and almost ALL cars there only had them on the back .
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