rawhog
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Front License Plate

Tue May 31, 2011 10:25 am

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VIN=868 CA License plate= 99 MPGE
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GroundLoop
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Re: My license plate mod

Tue May 31, 2011 10:30 am

Oh yeah, totally legit. 8-)

rawhog
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Glenn
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Location: Oakland, CA

Re: My license plate mod

Tue May 31, 2011 1:05 pm

rawhog wrote:CA VC says the front plate has to be visible to law enforcement and the public, and the original markings cannot be altered. That's ALL it says about the front plate. So, yes it is legit!

Did you cut off the top portion of the plate? Would having the entire plate not be visible be legal? I've seen license plate frames which seem to cover significant real estate; wonder if this is any different? A minor point might be that venting through the numbers on the plate could be viewed as "altering the original markings."

Still, it's another creative thinking-outside-the-box,

Glenn

Mx5racer
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Location: Yorba Linda, ca

Re: My license plate mod

Tue May 31, 2011 1:58 pm

The dealer drilled my bumper, even though I asked for it not to be
here is what I came up with using the holes that were drilled
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rawhog
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VIN=868 CA License plate= 99 MPGE
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awiegel
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Delivery Date: 08 May 2011
Leaf Number: 0747

Re: My license plate mod

Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:37 pm

rawhog wrote:The rest of the plate is there, I just bent it back. I interpret the "alteration" as meaning for example to change a 3 into an 8. Some kind of alteration that would conceal the real identity of the vehicle. Since what you see matches,the rear plate, stickers and registration, I seriously doubt there will ever be an issue. Have been running PT Cruisers with NO front plate for ten years.



I have always folded the front plate to fit better. It started with an '85 Jaguar which had the thin space on the front bumper for a Euro plate.
One time a bored CHP officer in Sutter Creek wanted to give me a hard time, so he started in about "what did you do? Cut the plate? That's State property you know, you can't cut it."
I said "No, it's just bent. Do you give people tickets for bent plates?"

No ticket. But he didn't look too happy......

I like your location, but I don't want to block that much air, even with louvers.
I will probably fold my plate up to fit in the space just above the chrome strip.

I would use the plate if you come to San Francisco. The meter maids will give you a $100 ticket for no front plate on a parked car!

TEG
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Re: My license plate mod

Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:21 pm

In case someone hasn't it seen it yet, I am going to link back to my license plate mod:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4130
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TomT
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Re: My license plate mod

Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:34 am

Just bring it with you and leave it in the front windshield when you park...

awiegel wrote:I would use the plate if you come to San Francisco. The meter maids will give you a $100 ticket for no front plate on a parked car!
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Spies
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Location: Foster City, CA

Re: My license plate mod

Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:45 am

mogur wrote:Just bring it with you and leave it in the front windshield when you park...
That might work but it is still not legal.
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