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Old 04-04-2010, 03:47 AM   #51
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Great idea!!! thanks for sharing
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:58 AM   #52
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Here is an idea that allows you to have your plate when you want it and and when you don't. Just tell the officer that you just wash and waxed your car and forgot to put it back up. LOL It works.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:29 AM   #53
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Freakin to late for me dealer screwed mines
Now what's the fix for my heated seats i would hate to take it to the dealer
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:36 PM   #54
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I went with the zip ties first, and they worked perfectly until I decided to have my car detailed when it got nice out. Despite warning the detailer not to mess with the front plate, and explaining how I had weaved the zip ties through the grill, when I came to pick up the car the plate was hanging off because he pulled on it and yanked the zip ties through the vertical teeth of the grill. Busted three of them, and the three on top as well. They only broke on one end, so unless you look you can't tell they're busted, but I can't use them to secure the plate anymore. Jerk detailer just looked at me when I explained he busted my front grill - no more business for him!

Thanks for this DIY, I'm hopeful I can use this since I haven't found a glue that will rebond the grill teeth. For everyone out there, WARN YOUR DETAILER TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR PLATE, OR JUST REMOVE IT BEFORE YOU GIVE IT TO THEM!
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:55 AM   #55
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I went with the zip ties first, and they worked perfectly until I decided to have my car detailed when it got nice out. Despite warning the detailer not to mess with the front plate, and explaining how I had weaved the zip ties through the grill, when I came to pick up the car the plate was hanging off because he pulled on it and yanked the zip ties through the vertical teeth of the grill. Busted three of them, and the three on top as well. They only broke on one end, so unless you look you can't tell they're busted, but I can't use them to secure the plate anymore. Jerk detailer just looked at me when I explained he busted my front grill - no more business for him!

Thanks for this DIY, I'm hopeful I can use this since I haven't found a glue that will rebond the grill teeth. For everyone out there, WARN YOUR DETAILER TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR PLATE, OR JUST REMOVE IT BEFORE YOU GIVE IT TO THEM!
No more business for him??? I'd say he owes you an installed grill & a no cost detailing job
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:30 PM   #56
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you could buy the remote controled unit and hit the key-fob to extend the plate when necessary. I venture to guess it could also be programed into the home-link system????? I may try this mod soon, and will report back.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:00 PM   #57
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:18 PM   #58
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You might want to modify that image, as your license plate is still pretty clear to read.
Thousands of people read my license plate every day, never really understood the need to hide it!
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:59 PM   #59
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Thousands of people read my license plate every day, never really understood the need to hide it!
thats a lot of attention for one license plate..
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:56 PM   #60
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Very good idea!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:56 AM   #61
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brilliant!
in in NJ, still havent put my tags on... and now i WILL without crying!

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #62
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Thanks for sharing that info!
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #63
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Thanks Maryland. I've been driving around for a month without one and am waiting for a 'no plate' ticket to match the speeding ticket I got in week two of owning it. It feels very snug, and should last. I hate the look, but I'd hate the citation even more. Great post!!
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:18 PM   #64
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Maryland drivers will get a $40 fine for not have a front plate.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:32 AM   #65
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:33 AM   #66
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My dealer promised when I placed the order that they would simply put the bracket in the trunk. Delivered it and the bracket was on it. Fussed and fussed...finally they said they would swap front ends with another of the same car but one that didn't have the bracket. Did it at their expense. VERY pleased! Just about threw up when I saw that bracket on my baby. A twenty dollar piece of junk, and four holes, in my beautiful new car....but thankfully they want more of my business so they solved the problem.

Since I've got eight kids and the oldest is 17 I've got many years of "kid cars" to cycle through as they beat them to death....that and I tend to change cars regularly :-). But not these three. LOVE them.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #67
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Glad they made good on their promise! When I bought my 98 Z28 (factory order) they promised the same thing but then did it anyway. When I complained they gave me this legal crap that they were required by law to install it and there was nothing they could do about it.

When I factory ordered my 2010 2SS from George @ Paul Conte before I even had a chance to request no plate holder, he offered to leave it in the trunk and let me decide if I wanted to install it. Sure enough on delivery day it was in the plastic bag in the trunk, along with every scrap of paperwork from the factory. He installed the rear plate himself and ensured nobody else touched the car but him. I could not have possibly been more happy, except maybe for a tank of 93 instead of 87
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:46 AM   #68
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The slide under mount kits do not work well on cars with ground effects..plus I didn't want to spend the money and give up ground clearance.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:22 AM   #69
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Ticket

Got my ticket this morning from Va State Trooper. Not sure if he was really concerned that I had no front plate or the fact that my back plate was covered with a tinted shield.......
ticket = $30..00
processing fee = $62.00
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:34 PM   #70
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great idea have indy pace car dont want plat on there
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:07 PM   #71
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Very Cool, I thought about toggles that is a nice job!
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:28 AM   #72
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I guess it's time for me to follow this DIY and mount my front plate. I got pulled over this morning and was told I have until Monday next week to get the plate mounted. I didn't receive a ticket, just a verbal warning. The officer also said that its to my advantage to get the plate mounted because if I'm ever out having a few beers some night and I get pulled over for the missing plate, I could end up in more trouble than just the missing plate. Words of wisdom from a pretty cool officer. He also mentioned multiple times what a nice car I drive and that he'd been watching me drive through town on a daily basis and was waiting to see the plate get mounted. I was hoping that the hot looking car would make the police miss the fact that I was missing a front plate. It worked for 8 months but my time is up!
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:45 AM   #73
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Thanks for the idea but I'm still not putting a bracket on my front bumper...It takes away the beauty of this car. The license plate in the windshield has been working just fine for me...lol..That is after I got my first $50 ticket in DC. lol
Not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but every time I see a license plate in a car windshield (Camaro or otherwise), two thoughts instantly come to mind:
  1. That looks so "ghetto" and makes the car look MUCH worse than if the plate were just mounted on the car.
  2. That license plate in the windshield (whether attached with suction cups or not) is a bad accident waiting to happen--just a sharp-edged flying projectile, aimed at neck-level!

Just plain dumb, in my opinion....anyone else agree?
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #74
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Maryland drivers will get a $40 fine for not have a front plate.
Actually in MD it's 60.00.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:49 AM   #75
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Guess it has gone up. One more reason we should all be signing this:

http://www.petitiononline.com/mdplate/petition.html
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