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I now have the solution for mounting the Oregon required front license plate on my 2004 SSR.

A Fastener & Fabricating company in Milwaukie Oregon called Completely Nuts has designed a plate bracket assembly for me that mounts to the front fascia frame support allowing the plate to appear as though it were "Floating" in front of and below the grille. The plate has a higher ground clearance than the air dam.

Completely Nuts fabricated 5 systems. I took one, leaving 4 remaining. NOT CHEAP, $175 per each unit not including the brushed aluminum plate frame. In my opinion, well worth the price as there are no holes in my grille and no portion of the assembly touches any exposed painted surface. I am very happy with the quality. The assemblies are powder coated in black.

If interested, contact Dick Pruitt at Completely Nuts at 503 722-5957.

 

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That is a great solution but in Texas the alum. cover would be a problem because it covers the State name. Is this pretty rigid so that it won't vibirate and rub against the paint? It's kinds of hard to tell from the pics. Will these be available to buy?
 

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The aluminum plate frame is optional and was added by me.
The system allows you to use any or NO frame.
As it is made from heavy gage steel, no frame is required.

Price is $175 from Completely Nuts at 503 722-5957. Ask for Dick
 

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The aluminum plate frame is optional and was added by me.
The system allows you to use any or NO frame.
As it is made from heavy gage steel, no frame is required.

Price is $175 from Completely Nuts at 503 722-5957. Ask for Dick
Looks like it sits pretty low. Is it too low for state regulation?
 

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Let's see. $175 for sure for the frame. $200 in Texas for no front plate - maybe... I think I'll take my chances and carry it it the back. I've talked with a number of police officers who wanted to see the truck - not one of them mentioned the front plate.
 

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very true. They all like to look at the truck, however all you need is one who is having a bad day and you can get a $50.00 fine. I am willing to take the chance on my exotic cars that are driven once in a while but it is not worth the fine or the grief to be pulled over on the truck. I have learned my lesson. I have wasted more than a buck seventy five in the past. I call this piece of mind at a reasonable price. Can't wait to install it along with the Axiom grill I have on order. Hopefully they will arrive about the same time so I can remove the dealer installed front bracket.

It must have gotten the new prep guy because I have 8 holes in thee bumper. Looks like he installed it the wrong way then turned it around. What an ugly mess.
 

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Looks like it sits pretty low. Is it too low for state regulation?
I don't really know of any State regulated ground clearance requirements in Oregon.
I have never heard a discussion on the topic nor have I known anyone facing that particular issue or being ticketed for same.

The bottom of the plate frame is 6 3/4 inches from the ground, however, my SSR has the Ground Force lowering springs so it sits approximately 1.5 inches lower in the front than a stock SSR.
 

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Just Spoke with Dick Pruitt at Completely Nuts - There is one SSR plate bracket system left for sale.
 

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Plate Height (FYI)

79U said:
I don't really know of any State regulated ground clearance requirements in Oregon.
I have never heard a discussion on the topic nor have I known anyone facing that particular issue or being ticketed for same.

The bottom of the plate frame is 6 3/4 inches from the ground, however, my SSR has the Ground Force lowering springs so it sits approximately 1.5 inches lower in the front than a stock SSR.
Colorado has a $100 fine, and minimum distance to the bottom of the front plate is 12 inches from the ground...
 

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I ran my 57 Bel Air with the plate mounted under and back of the front bumper on a piano hinge. If it rubbed something 5" off the ground it swung back and cleared it, then dropped back down. Going to try the same thing on the Rebel rod SSR. The plate is still in a platic bag laying on the dash.
 

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I also have the front plate on the corner of the dash...........as I recall, from years past, adds to retro look.

I'll continue until told different....well ,maybe....... :)
 

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No answer

I've called the number given several times and no one ever answers. No answering machine either. I was interested in getting one of those plate holders.
Dave
 

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Bracket

I'm working on a similar design for mine. The difference will be that the factory license plate mount will bolt to the bracket and the top of the license plate will be about even with the bottom of the lower grille opening thereby blocking the least amount of airflow. Also thinking of making part of the bracket removable for shows etc. I'll try to post some pix when done.
 

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My solution

hdflstf said:
I'm working on a similar design for mine. The difference will be that the factory license plate mount will bolt to the bracket and the top of the license plate will be about even with the bottom of the lower grille opening thereby blocking the least amount of airflow. Also thinking of making part of the bracket removable for shows etc. I'll try to post some pix when done.
If you use the search button and type in 'license plate bracket' and check the thread ' California's cracking down' you can check out my removable front license plate bracket. Might help with some ideas.
 

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Read your posts

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If you use the search button and type in 'license plate bracket' and check the thread ' California's cracking down' you can check out my removable front license plate bracket. Might help with some ideas.
Actually, yours is the inspiration for the removable part. Been through those posts in the lurk mode a few weeks ago..
 

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Let's see. $175 for sure for the frame. $200 in Texas for no front plate - maybe... I think I'll take my chances and carry it it the back. I've talked with a number of police officers who wanted to see the truck - not one of them mentioned the front plate.
That's cuz they didn't have their ticket books and their irons with them.
 

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Front License Plate Holder Nearly Done

I posted 3 photos to my gallery of the bracket I've made to hold the front license plate holder. Still using the GM holder but now I don't have to 'screw up' the front fascia and it has two pip pins to hold it in place so I can remove it for show in about 15 seconds. I'll post a couple more photos after it is complete and powder coated.
 
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