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Old 04-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Have had my '09 coming up on four weeks now and I'm getting used to it & setting it up how I like it. I'm from Cleveland, OH, and that means three things---

1- My C-6 and my '65 Malibu are seasonal cars.
2- Learning in the Corvette that avoiding potholes is kind of like a video game.

And my question---

3- I'm looking for a front license plate system. I'm not going to show, just to drive and enjoy... Any suggestions?

Anybody a fan of this:

http://store.gmpartshouse.com/partlo...catalogid=8669

Thanks, everyone. I've gotten some great help here at this forum already and I appreciate it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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Many of us use this one from Top Flight Reproductions. Probably the nicest one out there if you don't want one of the motorized hide-a-way types:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...e-bracket.html
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Many of us use this one from Top Flight Reproductions. Probably the nicest one out there if you don't want one of the motorized hide-a-way types:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...e-bracket.html
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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I placed my front plate to the inside passenger side windshield and pushed it down into the dashboard opening. I attached small suction cups to the top of the plate for a secure mount. So far so good.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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Go without if you can get away with it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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Go without if you can get away with it.
Love to.... But.....

I have several friends who are cops in the town where I live who say that the youngsters on the force really will write it up. As in stop you just for that. I don't mind obeying the law (in this case..)

I'll look into the top flight one. Any thoughts on removable vs. not?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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13 yrs without a front plate. No issue so far. If you get stupid and get pulled over, they "may" add that to offensives. Most LEO here in Ohio understand how ugly a front plate looks on a vette and will turn a blind eye if you are very curteous yes sir no sir. Otherwise, go with TopFlight.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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Any thoughts on removable vs. not?
Top Flight has a removable model.

Again that's what many of us use. Easy to take off for cleaning or shows, etc.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #9
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13 yrs without a front plate. No issue so far. If you get stupid and get pulled over, they "may" add that to offensives. Most LEO here in Ohio understand how ugly a front plate looks on a vette and will turn a blind eye if you are very curteous yes sir no sir. Otherwise, go with TopFlight.
Same here in TX, except the DPS. They will stop you and give a warning if they are running a check point.

On my 6th vette and only the C4 and C5 have had front plates. Over 200,000 miles in C6's with no front plate and have never been pulled over.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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Do you guys keep the front plate somewhere in the car so that you can show the cop and suggest some story as to why it isn't installed? Like, I'm waiting for the plate holder to come in the mail or some other story. Wondering what would be the best creditable approach/story to tell ? Thoughts ?

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Same here in TX, except the DPS. They will stop you and give a warning if they are running a check point.

On my 6th vette and only the C4 and C5 have had front plates. Over 200,000 miles in C6's with no front plate and have never been pulled over.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:38 AM   #11
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Drove my C5 in Lima and Columbus without a front plate for 4 years and haven't been pulled over for it yet. Same for my C6 I bought earlier this year. I'll leave the plate in the window before I'll ever put one on the front of a Vette.

**IMHO** If u do go the route of a plate, try to avoid any mounting system that involves drilling holes in the bumper at all costs. I just got done paying a cool $400 to properly fill and blend paint from the previous owner's mounting holes. Its everyone's right to do as u please, but just as TopFlight offers, there are some very good mounting options that don't require anything permanent.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:52 AM   #12
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Do you guys keep the front plate somewhere in the car so that you can show the cop and suggest some story as to why it isn't installed? Like, I'm waiting for the plate holder to come in the mail or some other story. Wondering what would be the best creditable approach/story to tell ? Thoughts ?
I keep the plate in one of the cubbys in the back. If stopped just tell the LEO you forgot to put it on after washing or after the car show (meet)...
Life must be great if that is all we have to fret about :}
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:50 AM   #13
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I would suggest the top flight removable front plate along with the body colored frame. Looks good
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Thank you folks we have brackets in stock and ready to ship http://www.topflightrepro.com/
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:17 AM   #15
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It is a hard decision...plate or no plate. I don't want a reason to be pulled over. Spoke with some police friends, some police my area pull you over if you don't have a plate and some do not.

I went with Top Flight and I'm very happy with my decision.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #16
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where I live you would probably make it 3 days without a plate before you get pulled over, I made my own bracket:

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13 yrs without a front plate. No issue so far. If you get stupid and get pulled over, they "may" add that to offensives. Most LEO here in Ohio understand how ugly a front plate looks on a vette and will turn a blind eye if you are very curteous yes sir no sir. Otherwise, go with TopFlight.
Oncoming OSP noticed no front plate. His eyes instantly went up to see if I was wearing a seat belt. (yep) His brake lights didn't even come on.

BTW - I wasn't speeding either.

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #18
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Oncoming OSP noticed no front plate. His eyes instantly went up to see if I was wearing a seat belt. (yep) His brake lights didn't even come on.

BTW - I wasn't speeding either.
Y'all still have fools driving w/o their seat belts up your way too ?
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Many of us use this one from Top Flight Reproductions. Probably the nicest one out there if you don't want one of the motorized hide-a-way types:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...e-bracket.html
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Y'all still have fools driving w/o their seat belts up your way too ?
Yes, but it's a secondary violation which means you can't be stopped specifically for not wearing a seat belt.

That's why OSP will stop you for 2 mph over speed limit etc., just to write the seat belt ticket.

"click it or ticket"
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