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Old 10-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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front license plate

has anyone asked a dealer if the camaro can be ordered without the front license plate bracket attached or is this something that comes in the trunk for the dealer to install. here in ct 2 plates are required but the law is not enforced much. i sure don't want holes in my SS front cover.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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I have asked that my dealer not install the front license plate ... if this is done at the dealership I should be good to go ..

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Old 10-16-2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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Im wondering the same thing. delaware only requires a rear plate
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Illinois requires a front plate, my dealer don't install front plate brackets unless directed by the owner. So like my Corvette the braket will be placed in the trunk.

I also made sure that was written on my order. DO NOT INSTALL FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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they are shipped with the car in the trunk. My dealer said he went ahead and ordered one because it came free with the car, but if i decided to move to a state with a front plate and needed to order one then they would charge for it. (i wouldnt put it on anyways)
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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I live in Illinois as well and I've been driving my 02 camaro around everywhere without a front license plate for months and I haven't been stopped once yet. Makes the car look so much better.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:33 PM   #7
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i told my dealer im not taking the car if it has a front plate
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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make sure you tell the dealer (every time you talk to them) NOT to install the license plate bracket onto the car during dealer prep.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:48 PM   #9
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yea def dont install the bracket, even if ur state ir country requires it. just ty-strap it to the lower grill when going longer distances, like a car show than just cut the ty-strap off and remove the plate for a clean look. i know serveral people with gt500's and z06 that do that. thats what ill be doing
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #10
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Just looking at the design of the front end, the front plate bracket would have to have a 90 degree bend and bolt underneath the car, (IMO). More than likely, there are pre-drilled holes under the front fascia.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:27 PM   #11
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I believe my dealer won't install the front License bracket, I hate IL for that. I see many cars without the front plates, I don't want to ruin my front grill look!
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:42 PM   #12
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Front plate brakets are normally order with each new car but are not installed at the factory they are almost 95% of the time installed by the dealer. Reason being if you order with the bracket its free, but if you ordered afterwards through parts dept then on average they are 150 bones.
If you are in dout then do make sure to tell the dealer you DONT want the front plate braket put on and it wont be
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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Floridians don't need no stinking brackets or bodges. Yea!
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:27 PM   #14
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It's required in my state -- don't care. Asked the dealer to please make sure it wasn't installed.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:49 PM   #15
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:36 PM   #16
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they put the mount for the plates in the trunk. the dealer puts it on. i havent said anything to my dealer yet but im gonna make it clear i dont want any holes in the bumper.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:55 PM   #17
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Our state requires them too. I had one on the front of my Silverado SS and removed it and built me an electric retractable bracket. If I find myself fortunate enough to buy a new Camaro I'll look into building one for it if there is room for one.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:06 PM   #18
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Our state requires them too. I had one on the front of my Silverado SS and removed it and built me an electric retractable bracket. If I find myself fortunate enough to buy a new Camaro I'll look into building one for it if there is room for one.
That's pretty nifty!! If you don't mind me asking... how much did that run you for that set-up??
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:18 PM   #19
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Hahahahahahah that's cool as hell!
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:59 PM   #20
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Our state requires them too. I had one on the front of my Silverado SS and removed it and built me an electric retractable bracket. If I find myself fortunate enough to buy a new Camaro I'll look into building one for it if there is room for one.
That is both coolest and nerdiest thing I have ever seen on a truck.
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That's pretty nifty!! If you don't mind me asking... how much did that run you for that set-up??
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Hahahahahahah that's cool as hell!
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That is both coolest and nerdiest thing I have ever seen on a truck.
lol, thanks, it ended up costing around $200, not including my time.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:16 PM   #22
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Our state requires them too. I had one on the front of my Silverado SS and removed it and built me an electric retractable bracket. If I find myself fortunate enough to buy a new Camaro I'll look into building one for it if there is room for one.
that is awesome. Did you use a window motor?
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that is awesome. Did you use a window motor?
No, I bought a little DC gearmotor. Thanks for the compliment.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:22 PM   #24
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Just looking at the design of the front end, the front plate bracket would have to have a 90 degree bend and bolt underneath the car, (IMO). More than likely, there are pre-drilled holes under the front fascia.
A lot of the time these brackets are installed right onto the bumper cover putting permanent holes in the front of your new car, that looks to be the case here too. It sure would be nice if it were pre-drilled out of sight holes... but it doesn't look that way. So just make sure it isn't ever installed if your not planning on using it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:40 PM   #25
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Though the above pic doesn't look terrible, I still asked the dealer if he could possibly not install it, and I'll just wait for a warning from cops or something lol. There are a fair number of cars in my town that don't have from plates, including my neighbor's hehe so I will just take my chances.
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