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Old 01-18-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

For those of us that have to use front license plates, do you have any great ideas of your own or photos from shows? Especially fenderless cars.

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Old 01-18-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

I try'd a bunch of ways to hang a front plate but to me all looked like hell. I keep the front plate under the seat, been stopped a number of times with no issues on that.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

I fold mine over, top and bottom. Makes the plate about 3" tall with only the numbers visible and less of an eyesore.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

Here's mine. I've since replaced the temporary barbed wire insert I had made with a 32 insert. The plate is a little harder to see now cause the bars are closer together but I haven't had any issues with the fuzz.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

Same here, no problems so far.

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Old 01-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

Crazy as it sounds i hold both front and rear on with several strips of 3'' Velcro, no fixings etc 3M do a good product that will do extremes of temperature, just make sure the mating surfaces are cleaned of with solvent first , no problems yet


sorry for the crappy pic it was all i could find quickly

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Old 01-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #7
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

On a non-hamb friendly car, (i have pics.) I used a sunvisor and mounted the plate to the sleeve on the shaft. Mount it to the bottom edge of the bumper. It folds and pivots so you can hide it horizontal or fold it up behind the bumper. Just leave it out of site till The Man says "Hey you gotta have a tag up here." And you can say " You blind Fucker, It's on there".
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

[QUOTE=Just leave it out of site till The Man says "Hey you gotta have a tag up here." And you can say " You blind Fucker, It's on there".[/QUOTE]

I don't think the "blind fucker" thing will work around here. I don't want to make the 10 o'clock news in San Antonio- another shooting victim.

I was hoping to see some nerf bar & plate ideas.

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:32 PM   #9
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Years ago, when I worked for Banks, they did a turbo bucket for a studio guitarist. The trans cooler was mounted in front of the radiator and was the same size as a license plate, so, they painted it to look like a license plate. It was pretty cool!!
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #10
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i cut one to fit inside my nerf bars. and was told you cant cut a plate. now i have to buy a new one.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:38 PM   #11
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Pontiac Slim - as a fellow Mainer, it's great to know you get away with that ... I suppose I'll try to pull the same thing once my car is on the road ... God knows I'm not looking forward to that huge inspection sticker impairing the view of my chopped windshield ... beureacrats ... can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:53 PM   #12
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

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Pontiac Slim - as a fellow Mainer, it's great to know you get away with that ... I suppose I'll try to pull the same thing once my car is on the road ... God knows I'm not looking forward to that huge inspection sticker impairing the view of my chopped windshield ... beureacrats ... can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.
What inspection sticker? I ain't had one in years. Got nailed pretty bad two years ago street race'n. Cop never noticed that or the no front plate.

Howz-ever he did pick up on the open headers-80 in a 45, no tail lites/plate lites etc etc
Get'n too old for that stuff! Leave that for you young guns.
I've calm'd down lately....LOL
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:54 PM   #13
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

Trailer license plate mounted between spring and lower U bolt plate.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #14
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The 32 3W has the plate mounted to the front crossmember with fabricated clamp mounts around the crosstube.
The 23 T Track Car uses a clamp-on license mount on the front axle holding the plate up next to the right wheel.
The 23 T Bucket roadster uses a license bracket which is bent to slip between suicide perch and the top of the spring. The license plate hangs down from the perch.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:30 PM   #15
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Mine:
All the parts are from the mechinical brake's:
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:49 AM   #16
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

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All the parts are from the mechinical brake's:
Something along those lines that might work for me. Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:18 AM   #17
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Plates always look ugly on the front! I just leave mine off and if I am stopped (which has never happened) I have it in the trunk and just forgot to put it back on when I washed the car.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #18
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Default Re: Front license plate mounting ideas- pictures please

Not a license plate but the mount could be the same.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:43 AM   #19
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Jim, nice sedan. Do you have an side view pictures?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:47 AM   #20
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Close up!
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