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Old 03-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #1

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Cheap and Easily Removable License Plate Frame (no drilling required!)

Not sure I have seen this posted here before, so I figured I would post up what I did. I live in a state with a front plate it is a must unless you want to be harrased. Putting holes in the bumper was not an option, and since I go to shows, I wanted something easily removable. If someone else posted this..I apologize.

First off, start of with a stock plate frame-

Next, I got the below supplies..basically long ass toggle bolts and washers.

Assemble bolts in frame as shown below-

Next if your worry about the frame rubbing, apply some foam tape or similar to areas the frame can make contact.

Next, I applied some electrical tape to the toggles to prevent them from cutting into the back of the grille.

Next, put frame up to bottom grille, and align so toggle bolts slide into the very first slat of the grill. Then manuver the toggles to they are securly gripping the grille and tighten. Mine grip diagonally in the corner of the horizontal and vertical slats.

Securely tighten the bolts. You should be able to pull on the frame horizontally and vertically, and not have any give.

And here is the end result- closing, if you don't trust the toggles for some other thing it appears you could do as a safe backup, is instead of putting the bottom tag bolts could run a zip tie under the tag, and through the holes and grille.

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:37 PM   #3
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pretty cool
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:37 PM   #4

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Thank you for the post and pics. Even though Wisconsin is a front plate state I just can't bring myself to putting it on unless I definetly need to.
If and when I do,this is the way I will go. Thank you for putting this up.
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:48 PM   #5

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This my wifes car. I will be doing the same for the company car in my avatar since there are no other options for cars with ground effects.

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... if you need something that will work with GFX, check out BD Speed Shop...
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good idea!
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:45 PM   #8

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I did basically the same thing, but with Cable Ties, they work just fine too
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #9
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I live in NJ which is a two plate state and I never put the front one on car and I've been driving 6 months with no problem.
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I would put some foam or cloth between the plastic and the paint to prevent scratching from friction.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:59 PM   #11
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mine was installed by the dealership, i'm livin in texas and i'm thinking about removing the bottom grille and puttin the plate there behind the bumper...think it'll fly?
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best DIY on how to install stock license plate frame to date

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