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@ChasingCoral What do you think about the James Bond approach? https://tegoautoproducts.com/ I kinda like it if it doesn't interfere with the sensors and doesn't hit the ground all the time.

Not a bad concept. You'd definitely have to drive with it folded under, though, as it will block part of the air flow into the vents and completely obscure the radar sensor we believe is in that central panel. The the license plat is in the up position it would disable lots of safety systems.
 

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Not a bad concept. You'd definitely have to drive with it folded under, though, as it will block part of the air flow into the vents and completely obscure the radar sensor we believe is in that central panel. The the license plat is in the up position it would disable lots of safety systems.
Just need to put it up if I get pulled over.
 

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I have been conflicted with this topic - being in CA the front license a requirement So I have been observing cars when driving around past few days. What I noticed is that a majority of Teslas I see drive around and there are a fair number around, they dont have front license plates. I have not yet seen a Tesla with a front license plate. I am thinking its going to be OK given the number of these Teslas that seem to have no problems. I dont know of course how many of them got tickets are are ignoring it or if local cops dont care for this. Otherwise the 3M dual tape seems to be good option to consider. Its funny though because most ICE cars seem to have the front license plates including some really nice looking Porches. Cant understand this ICE versus BEV difference.
 

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I have been conflicted with this topic - being in CA the front license a requirement So I have been observing cars when driving around past few days. What I noticed is that a majority of Teslas I see drive around and there are a fair number around, they dont have front license plates. I have not yet seen a Tesla with a front license plate. I am thinking its going to be OK given the number of these Teslas that seem to have no problems. I dont know of course how many of them got tickets are are ignoring it or if local cops dont care for this. Otherwise the 3M dual tape seems to be good option to consider. Its funny though because most ICE cars seem to have the front license plates including some really nice looking Porches. Cant understand this ICE versus BEV difference.
If I still lived in California I'd get one of those vinyl warp license plates for the front and wrap it right where the plate would ordinarily go. No worries about the police and tickets or points.

As it is now, I'm not sure just what I'll do. EV's here are issued special EV plates with no personalization allowed. Switching to personalized or one of the special plates, such as the volcano park plates, give up the benefits you get for having an ev, which matter for those on Oahu but not so much here. My delivery will be far enough out I can wait to see what happens with the Craig's Custom Mustang Brackets. If those work out with the early delivery folks, I'll follow suit. Otherwise, I'll just have them mount the bracket and get over it. HPD writes tickets for this stuff.
 

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I understand the reticence to drill a couple of holes. But, if you're going to tape or otherwise put a convoluted mount so the plate is in the same place, I am not sure what difference it makes. If you live in a state that requires the front plate it is going to be there for the time you own the car, so you might as well use the proper bracket that holds it sturdily in place.
 

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I understand the reticence to drill a couple of holes. But, if you're going to tape or otherwise put a convoluted mount so the plate is in the same place, I am not sure what difference it makes. If you live in a state that requires the front plate it is going to be there for the time you own the car, so you might as well use the proper bracket that holds it sturdily in place.
When it comes right down to it Tim, it doesn't really look bad with the front license plate bracket on it. There's a huge spot there anyway for the EU style plates. This will neither detract (much) nor add (much) to it imo.

I'm more concerned about just what type of plates to get. Actually, I ought to be more concerned about when I'll get the car (February 1 build week), insurance, clearing out the parking bay next to where the MME is going so I can park what's in the MME's spot in the center bay, PPF and/or ceramic coatings and the like. The front plate is really small potatoes.
 

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I ought to be more concerned about when I'll get the car (February 1 build week).... The front plate is really small potatoes.
Agreed. With a 2/1/21 build week, you might be looking at delivery to your fantasy island by 7/8/21. Your dealer will contact you next November to arrange payment and handover of keys.
 

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Why not? Its a wrap, it can fit the curve of the body.
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I agree you could put a wrap where the plate is shown in the picture, but it would be very curvy and look kind of strange I think. Would have to try it I guess.
 
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At this point it looks like Craig’s Custom Mustang Bracket is my leading contender. Today I took a good at the space under the nose:
IMG_6176.jpeg


The panel is pretty flat, forming a nice shelf just above the panel between the shutters.

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IMG_6211.jpeg

It's about 1-1/12 inches deep (just under 4 cm).

The shelf is long, running flat over the shutters and the center section between them. The center section alone is 20 cm (7-3/4") across at the bottom and actually wider at the top.
IMG_6213.jpeg


Craig's Universal bracket should fit:
This bracket will fit any car that has a space at least 3.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep of flat painted surface on the bumper cover to attach the mounting base to. Should be mounted on the center of the bumper cover. (see images for example)
from (http://ccmustangbrackets.com/product/universal-front-license-plate-bracket/)

Here are photos of the bracket:
20160323_183435-1_resized-768x607.jpg
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I'm going to email Craig to see what he thinks.
 

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At this point it looks like Craig’s Custom Mustang Bracket is my leading contender. Today I took a good at the space under the nose:
IMG_6176.jpeg


The panel is pretty flat, forming a nice shelf just above the panel between the shutters.

IMG_6212.jpeg
IMG_6211.jpeg

It's about 1-1/12 inches deep (just under 4 cm).

The shelf is long, running flat over the shutters and the center section between them. The center section alone is 20 cm (7-3/4") across at the bottom and actually wider at the top.
IMG_6213.jpeg


Craig's Universal bracket should fit:
This bracket will fit any car that has a space at least 3.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep of flat painted surface on the bumper cover to attach the mounting base to. Should be mounted on the center of the bumper cover. (see images for example)
from (http://ccmustangbrackets.com/product/universal-front-license-plate-bracket/)

Here are photos of the bracket:
20160323_183435-1_resized-768x607.jpg
IMG_20200313_185534_857-1.jpg

I'm going to email Craig to see what he thinks.
Let him know he has at least one other customer whenever the GTs start coming out. This looks like a great solution. Thanks for putting in the research
 



 









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