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The license plate mod

Many of us, are required by our states to have a front plate. However, I think front plates are dumb. Yes they serve a purpose, but for those of us who care how our vehicles look, it detracts, from our vehicle...

So, I came up with a solution to our problem...

If you take the plate off, and the plastic holder, behind the bumper, is a large hunk of steel... using 2in angle, along with some self tapping sheet metal screws, you can put that ugly plate, behind your bumper, but yet still have it visible... And, it looks alot cleaner...


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I have had it this way for almost 5 years now, and have never had a problem.
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Nice, still rocken the wagg bar
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Thats a cool mod! I know in some states you can be cited for unclear plates and improper display for doing that though
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looks good. Down here both plates are supposed to be entirely visible. Some license plate covers are even illegal.. If memory serves, nothing can be covered past the "texas" on my plates :(
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Here in Mass, you'd get a ticket for that in a heartbeat. Even the plate frames are illegal if any words on the plate are being covered.
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I just live with it. eventually I will do the front hitch mod and make a bracket that holds it to cover it up.
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hope you don't get a ticket.
nice try though.
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my solution is to not live in a state with such silly rules.
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I know that wouldn't fly here... hope you don't get a ticket there though!
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meh. dash > that
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No front license plate laws FTW
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my grille guard obstructs my front plate somewhat, im surprized ive never been hasseled over it. both plates i sprayed down with clearcoat so they dont reflect light as well as when they were new. i did get questioned about that one but just claimed it was age/dirt & they let it go at that
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hahaha what front plate???
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i hit my front plate off a small tree last year distoried the tree and only dented the hell outa my plate so you can barely read it
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I know that wouldn't fly here... hope you don't get a ticket there though!
Adam, you'd be surprised down here. I've seen a couple drivers do that and they daily the vehicles.
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Cops have better stuff to do than to harrass me over something so dumb.

you can also attach it to your front cross member, you wont see it up close, but step back about 10ft and itll be clearly visible. However, it doesnt work so well for those of us with front skid plates
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No front plates FTW!

I like that idea, its not like its hurting anyone and the important parts are still visible.
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Where I live we don't need front plates ...
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No front plates FTW!

I like that idea, its not like its hurting anyone and the important parts are still visible.
You got that right... glad we don't need front plates here in Michigan.

Now, clear coating the plate to reduce reflectivity? Never heard of that. Might have to try that on an old plate I have laying around here.


As for tucking it right behind the bumper, it looks slick... great idea!
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You got that right... glad we don't need front plates here in Michigan.

Now, clear coating the plate to reduce reflectivity? Never heard of that. Might have to try that on an old plate I have laying around here.


As for tucking it right behind the bumper, it looks slick... great idea!
Just get one of those plastic covers, leave it in the elements for a week and never clean it.
I see TONS of cars driving around like that, you can barely see the numbers.
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That I believe is illegal. As the plate is technically supposed to be clearly visible.

However given some of the threads around here, we are all up for bending the rules a bit =P
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Im glad I live in PA...
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that push bar is awesome, where did you get it? it looks like itd afford some protection without being as obstructive as a full grill gaurd.
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that push bar is awesome, where did you get it? it looks like itd afford some protection without being as obstructive as a full grill gaurd.
That is a WAAG bar. They don't make them anymore
And if you can find a used one you are very lucky because everyone wants one.
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WAAG bars are for sissies... a lightweight but strong home brew winch bumper is the way to go.

In fact, if I had built and installed my winch bumper sometime before this week, I would've gotten to test it against a Smart car.
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