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    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

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    jamesf9217 said:
    I've got a black 2005 Boxster S and don't want the plate or a ticket. I'm working on a bracket that will hide the plate horizontally under the front and when needed, like when I see the law, it will slide the plate out and up in full view. Hope to have it working in a couple of weeks.



    How will you activate it? Will it have it's own button to activate, or will you use the existing "sport chrono" button?

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    james.... your last name wouldnt happen to be bond would it?

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    now about that ROTATING license plate bracket...

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    I'm still in the mechanical portion of the build, however, it will have it's own button. It will use either a solenoid or screw actuator. I'm not sure if the smoke screen, machine guns, ejection seat or oil slick is next. Maybe just the beautiful blond in the passenger seat. I will post picture if I get it right.

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    James, I think I saw those hiding license plate stuff a few months ago. You can get it from Taiwan.

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    Would be best to use a push/pull cable mounted under dash or seat area. Electronic/electric actuation adds a needless level of complexity and unreliability(IMHO).

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

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    jamesf9217 said:
    I will post picture if I get it right.



    of the blonde or the plate?

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    No, use wireless activation so you can minimize drilling to get the cable system through to the cabin. Even better would be to utilize the Homelink so you don't have to add anything new to the cabin.

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    Quick update to conclude the story.

    Used the 997 front plate plastic mounting that came with the car, attached the license plate to it first. The bottom screws attach the plate to the mount itself no problem, but the screws at the top are designed to go right through and into the bumper itself (terrible). So, used some double sided sticky foam tape (thin) to attach the top of the license plate to the plastic mounting element. Looks pretty solid and its screwed on at the bottom anyway so it will never fall off.

    Next, built up layers of double sided foam tape (about 2-3 mm thick tape, stuck one on top of the other applied one layer at a time) along the center where the plastic of the mounting plate will be flush to the bumper itself. Lined it up with the center marker under the bumber (small point of plastic on the bumper which sticks out a little) and pushed it firmly on. Then, added one layer of the same thin double sided tape to the top of the plastic mount so that it created a nice flush fit. Its actually looks ok (as good as a front mounted plate can look) and is pretty stable (ie you cannot pull it away very easily and the wind resistance actually pushes it firmly on).

    So went to get my "fix it" ticket signed off at the local DMV office. It was pretty busy, and the lady at the info desk asked where the car was, I said outside, she then signed it off without bothering to look! Looked to be the normal practice. Job done.

    Thought I'd share the story as Im sure that over time too many of you are going to get fix it tickets which may otherwise result in plates being screwed into the front bumper which is irreversible (I know you can plug the holes, but after spending $95k on the car I dont relish the idea of having 4 holes in the front to mount a plate which can be stuck on instead).

    Should the plate fall off afterwards when you get home, I can confirm there are no marks left on the bumper.

    Re: License Plate - Any alternatives to drilling holes?

    All that work and she didn't even bother to look. Jeez.

     
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