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Old 05-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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License Plate Holder thingy-majigger-jabobber?

Well I've seen civic's and various cars where the license plate hangs off to the side of the bumper, a tad bit lower than OEM.


I've seen the Tow Hook license plate holders, but I'd really rather find SOME way to make mine look good, without spending $40-100.

Anyone know of an idea?

I COULD drill holes, but that's tacky.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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Go to this site and check this bracket out,It can be adjusted low or high , to the left side , right side , etc....

After Years of running no front plate I finally got pulled over a couple months ago and instead of paying the ticket I had the option to put a front plate on but of course didnt want to drill, This one worked out perfectly (i did have to make two tiny drill holes underneath the lip)

http://www.skene.org/bmw/plate/

http://www.skenedesign.com/FPBracket/index.shtml

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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Go to this site and check this bracket out,It can be adjusted low or high , to the left side , right side , etc....

After Years of running no front plate I finally got pulled over a couple months ago and instead of paying the ticket I had the option to put a front plate on but of course didnt want to drill, This one worked out perfectly (i did have to make two tiny drill holes underneath the lip)

http://www.skene.org/bmw/plate/
So you ordered one from the the link? Did it fit right? And how credilble is the seller...the site seems amatearish. How long was the shipping...just want to know how long I will have to drive without the front plate.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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Yep, ordered direct from that link (I was desperate at the time) actually this link looks better : http://www.skenedesign.com/FPBracket/index.shtml

The cop that pulled me over and gave me the ticket for no license plate was a REAL JACKASS, I didnt ever want to give another cop that was in a bad mood a good excuse to pull me over again

But It fits incredible (just study the instructions and take your time) and is well made , The guy who designed this thing is a genius (imho),

there was NO WAY i was drilling into the front of my bumper

The shipping was pretty quick (3 or 4 days)

Its worth every cent
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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Yep, ordered direct from that link (I was desperate at the time) actually this link looks better : http://www.skenedesign.com/FPBracket/index.shtml

The cop that pulled me over and gave me the ticket for no license plate was a REAL JACKASS, I didnt ever want to give another cop that was in a bad mood a good excuse to pull me over again

But It fits incredible (just study the instructions and take your time) and is well made , The guy who designed this thing is a genius (imho),

there was NO WAY i was drilling into the front of my bumper

The shipping was pretty quick (3 or 4 days)

Its worth every cent
Did you have to pick the size from the drop down or you just mentioned the year and model of your car when ordering? And size should I get for my 04 330 ci vert?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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Yes, I checked the drop down and mine was a Short, Put your year and model where it asked when you are ordering - Your 04' falls into the same size - Short
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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Yes, I checked the drop down and mine was a Short, Put your year and model where it asked when you are ordering - Your 04' falls into the same size - Short
Thanks man. Just ordered it but the website only asks for year, make and model of the car during checkout and does not select anything automatically. I had to manually select the short size based on your input. Hope they fit!!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #9
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No Problem,
it will be fine, the short is perfect - let me know what you think when you get it and take your time and read the instructions carefully and there shouldnt be any problems
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #10
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No Problem,
it will be fine, the short is perfect - let me know what you think when you get it and take your time and read the instructions carefully and there shouldnt be any problems
I will probably let the body shop handle it since my car is going back in. Hope it arrives by this weekend.
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