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So what do you all do if you absolutely, positively have to run with a front license plate?

I don't want drill out the holes in the front bumper. Any special brackets that don't impair ground clearance?

You're the greatest!
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Texas requires a front plate. I still don't run one.

This guy makes brackets that are painless. I have one that I installed when I drove to Myrtle Beach last summer. It's good quality and works.

http://forums.bradbarnett.net/showthread.php?t=436398&highlight=license+bracket
California also requires a front plate. I agree with Bullitt 736 aka"Charles" it's a great bracket, when I need to have a front plate.
My front plate rests in the trunk, with double stick trim & molding tape on it... While it may not save me from getting pulled over and earning a ticket, I can actually attach/mount the plate in front of an officer, if needed. I've been lucky so far, but there are certain cities around here, where cops look specifically for cars without a front plate; an easy ticket. I guess revenue is as (more) important than catching real criminals...

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"Craig's Custom Mustang Brackets" makes a great quality bracket.No drilling required, easy to install and remove. WWW.ccmustangsbrackets.com
I got a set as noted from Bullitt 736's link. I have the plate installed in the brackets and carry it in the back seat to claim that it just fell off crossing the tracks or hitting a pot hole (winter tank traps around here). Very sharp set.
Iowa requires a front plate as well. I dont run one and wont, I'll pay the fine if i need to. Next time a cop asks you about your missing front plate, Ask him where the front plate is on his Harley...
Bill of Ojai said:
So what do you all do if you absolutely, positively have to run with a front license plate?

I don't want drill out the holes in the front bumper. Any special brackets that don't impair ground clearance?

You're the greatest!
Bill,

I don't run a plate on the front in Dallas and I don't think the local police care, but if I were to travel I would try what I just saw last week. This guy had a tricked out Cobra and he had his plate attached to his passengers sun visor. He just flips it down and there it is... ;)

Marty
Bill of Ojai said:
So what do you all do if you absolutely, positively have to run with a front license plate?

I don't want drill out the holes in the front bumper. Any special brackets that don't impair ground clearance?

You're the greatest!
Bill,

Oh, by the way I got a speeding ticket a few months ago by a county sheriff and he didn't say a word about the plate. He was just dig'n the Bullitt close up!

Marty
Mustang80 said:
"Craig's Custom Mustang Brackets" makes a great quality bracket.No drilling required, easy to install and remove. WWW.ccmustangsbrackets.com
Not running a front plate on Bulliitt for now. Bought this for my wife's 08 GT/CS and I second the nomination. High quality, you get what you pay for, so it's not inexpensive.
I have the craigs custom bracket, very happy with it .Great qualty
You are all so happy people, I really envy you. Here in germany, not having a front plate is absolutely impossible. Guess I'd get a ticket every day and my driver's license would already be gone. But worse, here we have these ugly long plates, I so hate them!

This is what my Bullitt has to endure:



And sadly, there were already holes in my bumper :-(
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I've got one from Ben . The same link that 736 posted. Easy on, easy off :cool:
Originall posted by "oldlugs":
I guess revenue is as (more) important than catching real criminals...
That IS the probable cause I use to catch the "real" criminals. I've never ticketed anyone for not having a front plate; but it's one of the easiest PC's you can get for pulling a car over. You'd be surprised how many "real" criminal(as in felons) I get by pulling over vehicles with no front plate. Don't assume everything is about revenue.
Thanks everybody! Craig's URL not working at present.

The reason for my concern is that I live in a small town where the officers know every car. Then, I travel to West Hell Lay fairly frequently and the meter maids look for plate infractions amongst the parked cars.

Keep you posted... All the best to you!
TheGreenMachine said:
You are all so happy people, I really envy you. Here in germany, not having a front plate is absolutely impossible. Guess I'd get a ticket every day and my driver's license would already be gone. But worse, here we have these ugly long plates, I so hate them!

This is what my Bullitt has to endure:



And sadly, there were already holes in my bumper :-(
Apparently the crowd gathered knows no better. They have no idea front plates are uncool. :lol:
TheGreenMachine said:
You are all so happy people, I really envy you. Here in germany, not having a front plate is absolutely impossible. Guess I'd get a ticket every day and my driver's license would already be gone. But worse, here we have these ugly long plates, I so hate them!

This is what my Bullitt has to endure:



And sadly, there were already holes in my bumper :-(
The state or government still does not supply the plate there right? You have to go to specialist or plate businsessman for the plate to be made. Correct? And couldn't you select a square or round one instead of the long plate like yours?

But yes, I think it could be different than the monster tag you have. Could be worse, it could be that you would have to paint it to the side of your front fenders like years ago.
Well, you have to buy the license yourself, it's not given my the government. But there are strict regulations about the size of those. It's a very hard discussed thing here in germany, as the space on the rear is limited and does not allow the monster plate seen on the pic.
And sadly, the shorter No. combinations (for instance RT-A-1) were all being used already...
suction cups

I have clear plastic/silicone? suction cups which can be purchased at any hardware store. Just remove the hooks that slip into the slot in the "nipple" on the back of the cup and the slot slips snugly into the license plate bolt holes. I haven't been pulled over yet, but if need be, I can install the plate on the spot with the suction cups without any damage to the bumper. I'm sure it won't stay on at freeway speeds for long, but it could get you out of a ticket in a pinch, and let you drive away until you can pull over a few miles up the road and take it off again. A pack of three cost a couple of bucks. Here in BC a front plate is required, but there are lots of Albertan's in the area and they don't require a front plate, which is why I've probably gotten away with it so long.:wink:
Great Ideas! Thanks to all. I think I'll order brackets from Ben in Toronto.
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