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There's been numerous posts regarding the front plate, but they were pretty spread out.

It appears as though I can attach the front plate to the radiator support at the same location of the plastic air dam. I would not drill holes in the support, rather I would either drill holes in the license plate so that it matched up with existing holes, or make a conversion bracket out of billet.

Also I would play with the plate to gound height, so as not to totally mess with the air flow. It would kind of hang low, but I should be able to find a happy medium between having it tucked up there and having Johnny Law accept it. (I can say that cause I am one)

It's either that or plead for a warning as I refuse to dril holes for the plate. I thought about putting it in a portable sheath of some kind on the dash, but law requires it be at the front of the vehicle.
 
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Wouldn't it be nice if someone came out with a unit that mounted under the front bumper, when I say under I mean under the front bumper to where you don't see it at all. At the push of a button the plate it moves out and pops up, it can be done, just needs someone like Jesse James to make it.

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You've inspired me, I'll see what I can fabricate. Have not looked under there all that much but looks as tho there is enough room.
 
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geunther said:
You've inspired me,
I have, that's a first for me.:D I'm sure it can be done, there might be already be something on the market like it? I'll surf the internet and see if I can't come up with a front pop up license plate bracket.
 

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plate

a product is available that hides the plate when parked and folds down when engine is started a lot of streetrodders use them I think the company is hideaplate but not sure
 

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yea thats the one i was talking about
 
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There's no front plate here in Michigan, if I had one I would like to be able to lower the plate only if I saw a cop.
 

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Here in Colorado front tags are also required, however my dealer was kind enough to leave the front tag bracket off at delivery, and that's how it will stay. I like the hideaway tag idea back under the front facia, but for now if I happen to be unlucky enough to get pulled over for not having a front tag, I guess I'll simply accept the fine as a cost of ownership issue. Of course - that's something you usually get *after* you screwed up doing something else...say, for example, speeding? :angel
 

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Here they will stop you for the fron plate violation alone. They usually wont scratch you a citation on the first or even second time. I don't like getting stopped, so I will display, just not with the fatory's idea.

The only time i've been stopped in my 70LT-1 was for lack of front plate. I have a trooper frined who is also into vettes. He informed me to explain to the troopers the corvette exemption. I am wondering if that exemption will also apply to the ssr.
 

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I think the more you try to hide the plate, the less integrated it appears. Putting it as close to the bow tie seemed to be a decent solution as opposed to putting it way low and not being integrated. Just my preference though. It is a hard decision to have to live with. I hated having to mess up such a beautiful grill like the SSR's but the law is the law. I think putting it way down under the radiator may be a problem when going over bumps and stuff.
 

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I bought mine in Maryland and the front bracket was already attached so I didn't have to worry about this particular dilemna.

Wish I had a choice though.....
 
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