: Front Plate Ideas



DansCTSV
06-26-08, 09:04 PM
When my bumper was replaced over the winter I told the body shop not to drill holes to mount the front plate. Well now I need an inspection sticker and need to find a way to mount the plate. Anyone have any good ideas? Has anyone trimmed the plate down to fit in the lower grille area? Does the state frown upon cutting the plate?

I was thinking about zip tying it to the upper grille temporarily. Not sure if the inspection shop will like that though.

Thanks

Vecstasy
06-26-08, 09:07 PM
On my previous car, an 03 Cobra, I had a no front plate ticket. I zip tied it to the lower grill took it to the Police Dept and they signed off on it. This was in California so I don't know if it would work for you or not.

YoshiV
06-26-08, 09:10 PM
Use small pieces of double back tape to hold the bracket and plate on while you get your inspection. Remove when completed.

atdeneve
06-26-08, 09:17 PM
I was thinking about zip tying it to the upper grille temporarily.

That's what I did.

jnrandall
06-26-08, 10:07 PM
This is kinda cool. I'm almost sure someone already posted already. You can get it at www.swiftmotorsports.com.

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heavymetals
06-26-08, 11:02 PM
Here is what I did.

Bracket material is 3/4" x 1/8" aluminum 13" long (the missing 1/2" if you add up the measurements, gets lost in the bends).

Used expanding rubber lags that fit into grill so when removed almost invisible mounting studs.

FACIA HOLES = UGH!!

UnsafeAtAnySpd
06-27-08, 01:06 AM
This is kinda cool. I'm almost sure someone already posted already. You can get it at www.swiftmotorsports.com.

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I say do that but spring loaded. Manually 'load' the springs by pushing the plate down and out of view with your hand, then have a switch inside the car to release the catch. Springs push the plate up into view. Would be great for if you get pulled before the cop comes up to your window.

Then after you get out of your no front plate ticket, wait a day or two (so the same cop doesn't see you right away) and push the plate back down out of view.

tdyguy2k
06-27-08, 04:49 AM
^^That sounds like a pretty good idea...now how to get rid of the holes in the bumper from the plate holder...agggghhhhhhh!!

pveomett
06-27-08, 11:32 AM
They do make plugs for those holes. I think theres a link over on cadillacfaq.com on the vendors list. It still makes me want to:ack:, but at least it doesnt look like you walked up to your car and went:brutal:.
My stupid dealer installed the plate bracket before I bought the car:thepan:, so since it's already there I figure just leave it...

tdyguy2k
06-27-08, 12:00 PM
I kinda figured the same thing. Besides custom plates make it look better.

Natedog
06-27-08, 03:21 PM
find a hole in the wall inspection shop and leave ur front plate in the front windshiled... pay cash
worked for me in VA

thebigjimsho
06-30-08, 12:53 AM
When my bumper was replaced over the winter I told the body shop not to drill holes to mount the front plate. Well now I need an inspection sticker and need to find a way to mount the plate. Anyone have any good ideas? Has anyone trimmed the plate down to fit in the lower grille area? Does the state frown upon cutting the plate?

I was thinking about zip tying it to the upper grille temporarily. Not sure if the inspection shop will like that though.

ThanksWhen I was taking delivery at Olsen Cadillac, they needed to drill and install the plate holder. I asked if they could inspect without and they said no. Well, while I was signing paperwork, they ziptied the plate and inspected it. Every year since, I ziptie it on and bring it to Olsen and they do the inspection.

the cadillac kid
06-30-08, 01:40 AM
get a retractable plate holder

the Altec Show-N-go
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3067910/3