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      09-24-2011, 01:43 AM   #45
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Does that block the intercooler more than a standard license plate center mount? Is that the device that requires drilling he underside of the bumper, or does it just bolt on to the grille?
The factory holder is quite chunky and too bad it was painted in gloss black, so I decided to do this. I think this is only half to one inch lower than the factory holder, so don't think it should have an effect on the intercooler. I just used some toggle/butterfly screws to attach it to the mesh, no holes drilled anywhere. I have a clear cover on the back of the license plate so it won't scratch the bumper.
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      09-24-2011, 01:48 AM   #46
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The factory holder is quite chunky and too bad it was painted in gloss black, so I decided to do this. I think this is only half to one inch lower than the factory holder, so don't think it should have an effect on the intercooler. I just used some toggle/butterfly screws to attach it to the mesh, no holes drilled anywhere. I have a clear cover on the back of the license plate so it won't scratch the bumper.
That looks good , thx for posting

Did you reenforce the mesh some how. Where/How did you get the hardware?
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      09-24-2011, 11:18 AM   #47
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Parked on the street in New York... oh yeah.. that's EASY MONEY.
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Not having front plate in a state that requires it (where enforced) is just too risky. Gives the police a reason to pull you over. CP-E bracket will be the way I go...can't have any holes drilled in the front of this car.
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      09-25-2011, 12:44 AM   #49
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That looks good , thx for posting

Did you reenforce the mesh some how. Where/How did you get the hardware?
No, the mesh is strong enough. The bracket and license are not that heavy. When you tighten the screws just make sure it's not too tight to crack the plastic mesh. I bought the 1/8 toggle/butterfly screws with some washers from Home Depot. The 3/8 is too big to go through the holes in the mesh. In this way you do not have to take the bumper off to have access to the back of the mesh.
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No, the mesh is strong enough. The bracket and license are not that heavy. When you tighten the screws just make sure it's not too tight to crack the plastic mesh. I bought the 1/8 toggle/butterfly screws with some washers from Home Depot. The 3/8 is too big to go through the holes in the mesh. In this way you do not have to take the bumper off to have access to the back of the mesh.
Brilliant, thx. This looks like a good alternative to the tow-hook license plate holders.

Is the license plate holder with base plate and extender arms (as shown in the pictures from the side) also a ready made product? Can you pls share make/link ...?
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      09-25-2011, 06:40 PM   #51
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Brilliant, thx. This looks like a good alternative to the tow-hook license plate holders.

Is the license plate holder with base plate and extender arms (as shown in the pictures from the side) also a ready made product? Can you pls share make/link ...?
You can get it at Amazon, or if you are in US you can get it at Autozone. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Automotiv...6993613&sr=8-1
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http://www.skenedesign.com/FPBracket/Choose.shtml
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I have looked into this before but holes still have to be drilled.
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Here is my solution. Licence still front and center but no drill holes on bumper what so ever.
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Where did you find that bracket? Very nice.
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      09-25-2011, 11:43 PM   #55
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Where did you find that bracket? Very nice.
Check 4 links back. I have provided a link to Amazon, or you can get it at Autozone.
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CPE mount

I got a lot of PM's and finally got off my lazy butt and figured out how to upload photos.

This is what the CPE mount looks like.
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I got a lot of PM's and finally got off my lazy butt and figured out how to upload photos.

This is what the CPE mount looks like.
thx for posting, Can your lazy butt squeeze a pic from the side as well pls?
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      09-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #58
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I got a lot of PM's and finally got off my lazy butt and figured out how to upload photos.

This is what the CPE mount looks like.
The more I look at the CP-E the more I wish the upper edge of the license plate lined up with the upper lip/edge of the bumper. I wonder if the rho-plate or US millworks offerings facilitate that.
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thx for posting, Can your lazy butt squeeze a pic from the side as well pls?

Indeed, good sir. I will do so after I get my lazy butt to the gym!

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Here's some different views. Hope they are helpful.
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That looks tight, Thx again for posting
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Dee Pee, thanks for posting (and sending) the pictures. I replaced my temporary tag with my new license plate yesterday when I got home (and, of course, didn't install the front plate). Got nailed this afternoon on the way home by Texas DPS for no front plate. They have no sense of humor, but I did manage to get away with a warning.
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Dee Pee, thanks for posting (and sending) the pictures. I replaced my temporary tag with my new license plate yesterday when I got home (and, of course, didn't install the front plate). Got nailed this afternoon on the way home by Texas DPS for no front plate. They have no sense of humor, but I did manage to get away with a warning.
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Actually it was in a parking lot. Still sucks.
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Actually it was in a parking lot. Still sucks.
on private property? Really? wow.
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on private property? Really? wow.
Twice in two different parking lots on two consecutive days. Talk about being lucky.
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