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Old 07-06-2003, 11:45 PM
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Does anyone know how to attach a front license plate to the front end or bumper of a 1987 Mustang GT Covertible without destroying or drilling into the bumper?? There doesn't seem (unless I'm missing it) to be factory made area on the bumper or front end to place the license plate. My bumper is nice and smooth with no indentation area or holes like I have seen on some other bumpers.Looking for the least intrusive way not to ruin my front bumper. Are there any kits out there to do this??? My state require a front and back plate on the car.
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Old 07-07-2003, 12:34 AM
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is jamming the plate in the windshield legal because i see folks do it
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:05 AM
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...on the front where the bumper is...where it splits in the middle...thats where you put it you have to drill holes no way around it <img src=uploads/D76C2_ford-mustang-1993a6.JPG border="0">
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:18 AM
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Pop rivits are much cleaner.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:21 AM
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move to a state that has one plate*L*
go to the junk yard and pull the plate kit of one
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:21 PM
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i had the same problem and i found a kit that has the screw mounts under the bumper. still have to drill but wont be visable. i would put something behind the plate holder so it will not scrape the paint.
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:37 PM
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well......there's an industrial velcro patch that has one mean **** glue in the back.....but then that would defeat the "save the paint" deal cause if you ever remove it, it WILL take the paint with it.....as a matter of fact it'll probably take the bumper off too <IMG src=smileys/smiley4.gif border="0">.</P>


You are just going to have to drill, no way around it. Just make some nice small holes, reinforce them with some sort of pass-thru (they usually come in the plate kits) and do the needful. --- Don't worry, it'll look ok. -- You legally have no choice about the plate.</P>


There are different kits out there, but they are all going to require some sort of drilling or cutting. </P>


Example is the kit that goes flush IN your bumper, basically, cut out a box type hole, the kit comes with a plate holder that sinks into the bumper where you just cut so the plate looks as if it came from factory with the stang. (if you do a nice enough detail job)</P>


shop around for plate kits....see what suits you best.</P>
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:19 PM
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I dont even have a front license plate mounted, I just leave it in my glovebox incase I get pulled over. Looks better like this anyway.
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