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Old 01-15-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Show-N-Go License Plate!

I live in Texas and a front plate is required.:( This was the closest to not having one that I could get. Just installed it! Took about 45 Minutes!
Sorry for the quality, iPhones were not made for this.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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That is the 1st one I have seen on a LT. Is it remote and can you tell when inside the car what position it is in?
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:01 PM   #3
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No it is a manual, you simply flip it up.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:35 AM   #4
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wow! that actually doesn't look bad. Good idea, keeps it legal and looking good too
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #5
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I got a fix-it-ticket for no front plate, I'm not complaining cuz' he didn't give me the speeding ticket he pulled me over for, but it still sucks. $175 ticket becomes $25 if I get it signed off before 2/10, I'm waiting for this holder. I found one on Ebay for $55, the electric one is $135. I'm fine with the manual, I'll only hide it when I'm with the group or at a show, we usually don't get bothered in groups. cops are pretty cool about that. I'm just waiting for it to get here....

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Old 01-17-2010, 02:38 PM   #6
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Can this be installed at the very nose?
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:50 AM   #7
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No it is a manual, you simply flip it up.



Hi! Thanks for sharing your plate holder. I'm curious to know if you need to put something behind it (when it's flipped out to show the plate) so it won't rub the bumper as you are driving along? Does it make any noise under the car if you are driving with it hidden away? Sorry if these questions seem dumb, but I am considering a manual one too.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:01 AM   #8
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We also need to know where it came from so we can get one too!
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:31 AM   #9
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RPI has them - manual @ $49.99 - link = http://www.rpidesigns.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1672 ; powered @ $155.00 - link = http://www.rpidesigns.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1716

They've been running a 10% discount special using code SS2007 - http://www.rpidesigns.com/shop/

I bought this way back in June but didn't install given the angle of the front fascia and how the plate leans on the bumper when up. I tried to get a bracket fabricated which would've provided a horizontal surface to attach the "Show N Go" plate to but came up empty. I still have it in the box and seeking another solution perhaps this one which Sir Nuke installed - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3D10%26ps%3D63

No disrespect to xBlackout_Camaro's install - I just didn't like how it would install at an angle, potentially rub the bumper (yes you can use felt to limit the rubbing) and not be centered.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:07 AM   #10
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No disrespect to xBlackout_Camaro's install - I just didn't like how it would install at an angle, potentially rub the bumper (yes you can use felt to limit the rubbing) and not be centered.
True..its a bit of a bummer that it does install at an angle (I have yet to install mine but will soon!) but I just altered the plate holder, so that when it flips up, it can't set at its stock 85 to 90 degree angle (referring to angle between the sliding bracket and the plate holder when its pulled out). Instead, you can easily glue,tape, or fasten something to front of the slider, so that when you slide out the plate,it will sit and stay at around a 110 to 120 degree angle, thus allowing it to be positioned close to your front bumper without touching it.



Hope that makes sense.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #11
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Hi! Thanks for sharing your plate holder. I'm curious to know if you need to put something behind it (when it's flipped out to show the plate) so it won't rub the bumper as you are driving along? Does it make any noise under the car if you are driving with it hidden away? Sorry if these questions seem dumb, but I am considering a manual one too.
ok. i have been selling those plates on ebay for 125 shipped. also have the manual ones which go for 45.

now if you line it up right it will not hit the bumper. there is a little piece it will hit first. also it does not make any noise.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #12
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Can this be installed at the very nose?
it wouldnt look right at the nose. it would stick out different then on the side.

see the best way to install this would to cut two slots in the grill and it will fit perfect and when hidden it will be hidden. then when you have it come out it will look as it belonged there on the bumper.

also if you get cought with it down and no plate when you take it in they will test it and if it moves they will not sign it off. i got one with mine so i jammed a bolt in it while in the up position so it wouldnt move and they then signed it off.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #13
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I just emailed RPI designs this was the answer to my question about would the show and go retractable front license plate fit the LT bumper:
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It is universal, so it would fit the LTs as well as far as we know.
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I don't think that is true do you guys?
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:22 PM   #14
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I originally placed it in the front but it was much more visible when it was in the down state.
http://www.amazon.com/Show-Go-Licens...3860507&sr=8-1
Thats where i got mine.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions about setting it up!
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #15
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tjd24, There is a no rubbing on the bumper with the cushions i place on the back of the plate.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:01 AM   #16
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I just emailed RPI designs this was the answer to my question about would the show and go retractable front license plate fit the LT bumper:
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It is universal, so it would fit the LTs as well as far as we know.
Thanks

I don't think that is true do you guys?
yes it will work. i have the same set up for my scion tc. i do know there is a different kit that goes with it for the vetts.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:47 AM   #17
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #18
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Thank you guys!
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:07 PM   #19
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I have this retractable bracket also, was trying to figure out the best way to set the angle of the flat plate holder so it sits close to 90 degrees to the ground (parallel to bumper).

Taking what KMPrenger said:
"Instead, you can easily glue,tape, or fasten something to front of the slider, so that when you slide out the plate,it will sit and stay at around a 110 to 120 degree angle, thus allowing it to be positioned close to your front bumper without touching it."

I think I am going to drill 2 small holes into the front of that bracket, so I can insert screws/nuts/washers/etc to be able to adjust that angle perfectly (by placing the right number of washers under the sheet metal screw to push it out right). Tighten it down from the back with a lock nut, and it should be good to go. I'm afraid glue/tape/etc will come apart - screws through metal with lock washers should hold. I'll post pics after I head to Home Depot tonight to get some small stainless screws/washers/etc.


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I have this retractable bracket also, was trying to figure out the best way to set the angle of the flat plate holder so it sits close to 90 degrees to the ground (parallel to bumper).

Taking what KMPrenger said:
"Instead, you can easily glue,tape, or fasten something to front of the slider, so that when you slide out the plate,it will sit and stay at around a 110 to 120 degree angle, thus allowing it to be positioned close to your front bumper without touching it."

I think I am going to drill 2 small holes into the front of that bracket, so I can insert screws/nuts/washers/etc to be able to adjust that angle perfectly (by placing the right number of washers under the sheet metal screw to push it out right). Tighten it down from the back with a lock nut, and it should be good to go. I'm afraid glue/tape/etc will come apart - screws through metal with lock washers should hold. I'll post pics after I head to Home Depot tonight to get some small stainless screws/washers/etc.


OK, I drilled the 2 small holes into the plate bracket, installed the ss screws (and one washer) which got it in the perfect angle. Then I wimped out. Decided I didn't like 2 things.
1) Didn't like it offset to one side.
2) Didn't want to drill into that bumper.

So, I found the post about using the stock front license plate holder with zip ties - and it looks great!!! And NO HOLES IN THE BUMPER. Now, I just need to sell this hide away frame!!!

Here's what I bought . . .
http://rpidesigns.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1672

It's in perfect condition if anyone wants it, PM if interested. I'll post it on the classifieds.

Thanks!!!
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #21
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #22
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Anyone with one of these hide aways that also has a front splitter?
I need the plate holder, but want a splitter and hope they can live happily together.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #23
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Out of interest - where did you connect the motor's electrics to in order to mount it on the passenger's side?
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #24
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And this is why I love where I love. Cops will not pull you over for no front plate unless its prime DUI hours or they're bored. If and thats a big if they actually pull you over they'll just tell you to get a front plate and move on, no paperwork.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #25
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This may be alright in some states, but in Iowa the license plate must be at the very most front point of the car. Therefore, this license plate bracket would not work...legally.
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