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Removable Front License plate
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I live in Texas and have no choice but to have a front lisence plate...at least when on the road. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make it removable or hideaway when I get to a show or event? Anyone else already done this or got any better ideas? Idea Idea Idea

Thanks,

John
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#2
The front license plate holder on my '73 is attached with two bolts under the bumper. Unscrew and remove the entire assembly.

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#3
Are you required to display the plate on your bumper or can you stick it to the grill when needed and take it off when not? If so, I see some strong rare earth magnets and some plastidip (so they don't scratch anything) in your future.
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#4
Thanks for the ideas but I think it's solved permanently! I just talked to my local tax office and they told me that I only need the rear license plate if I register it as an antique. I also do not need an inspection sticker and the registration is $50 for 5 years. It does come with the not a daily driver requirement but that is fine with me as I don't plan to drive it daily anyway.
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#5
VA is much the same. I kind of like my front plate bracket, and I was able to pick up a pair of '71 plates (we had front plates back then too) and restore them. VA let's you use restored vintage plates to register as a normal vehicle if you're willing to put the stickers on them (and I am). Cops here are rather aggressive about antique cars being parked places that antique cars aren't supposed to be used to go to, and I use the '71 as my daily driver.
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jhawk635;163136 Wrote:Thanks for the ideas but I think it's solved permanently! I just talked to my local tax office and they told me that I only need the rear license plate if I register it as an antique. I also do not need an inspection sticker and the registration is $50 for 5 years. It does come with the not a daily driver requirement but that is fine with me as I don't plan to drive it daily anyway.

Yeah - that won't cut it for me... I plan on driving the crap out of mine. I thought about it for about 5 minutes... then I read the 'conditions.' I'll just be getting standard plates.

Front plates don't look all that bad on our cars anyway.

Eric

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#7
I thought about it myself but the conditions basically said only to the shop and car shows. Not going to drive mine much but I don't want to be limited. Might only be a big deal if I'm pulled over or with insurance if I wrecked it.
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Mister 4x4;163142 Wrote:Front plates don't look all that bad on our cars anyway.

+1!

Though I never planned on doing so, I stuck a green 1975 New Hampshire front plate on mine (FL is a rear-tag only state). Not only does it nearly match the color of the car, but the width of the tag visually reinforces the recess between the NACA hood scoops.

That, and a period tag on the front just seems to help take the visual aspect of the car back to it's era. I never cared for those stylized model year plates or "FORD RACING/MUSTANG" novelty tags. Too kitsch.

-Kurt

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cudak888;163160 Wrote:
Mister 4x4;163142 Wrote:Front plates don't look all that bad on our cars anyway.

+1!

Though I never planned on doing so, I stuck a green 1975 New Hampshire front plate on mine (FL is a rear-tag only state). Not only does it nearly match the color of the car, but the width of the tag visually reinforces the recess between the NACA hood scoops.

That, and a period tag on the front just seems to help take the visual aspect of the car back to it's era. I never cared for those stylized model year plates or "FORD RACING/MUSTANG" novelty tags. Too kitsch.

-Kurt

Florida will also allow you to use a period correct FL license plate as your legal registered plate. It's a bit of a process requiring you to mail the plate as well as the application to Tallahassee, for what reason I'm not sure, and then they'll send it back to you all legal like. I have a 73 license plate, just haven't gone through the process yet.
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#10
Arkansas is a rear plate only state, and they don't have driving limits on antique tags
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