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Call for non-destructive front license plate bracket

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by dsm363, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I know a number of us would like a easily removable front license plate bracket. I'm not sure if or when Tesla will get around to it but thought it might be a small business opportunity for someone with the expertise to manufacture something like that. Does anyone know someone with the skills or ability to design and sell something like this? I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated by many Model S owners who would love to buy a removable front bracket. Thanks.
     
  2. GDH

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    The whole front plastic nose needs to go, it makes the car look cheap. It should be metal like Maserati's nose.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That may be true but would be nice to have a simple to add and remove front bracket that works with the car the way it exists now.
     
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    I agree. I'm happy to obey the law, but just hate the idea of drilling holes.
     
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    Funny that a state as dysfunctional as Florida is with some things doesn't require a front license plate.... The two plate deal just seems ridiculous to me.
     
  6. bluetinc

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    Hey DSM,

    Has anyone tried to attach the plate bracket to the car using double sided car molding tape?

    If not, I plan on trying it in about a week, I can let everyone know if it worked, or if I'm ordering a new bracket and front plate!

    Peter
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I should have looked at the bracket more closely but the back doesn't appear to have a large enough surface area to make it work since it is deigned to be drilled in place. It might work though.
     
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    Done that with my Volt. Velcro is much better.
     
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    I don't know how easy the back of the nose cone is to access and how much room is available between it and the frame member, but epoxying some super magnets back there and on the plate bracket could also work.
     
  10. montgom626

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    Anyway to post pictures of your setup?
     
  11. FlasherZ

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    The back of the bracket really only affords three places to attach -- where the holes are drilled. Using the strong "plastic" type velcro in those three locations might give you enough sticky power to hold it in place.
     
  12. dsm363

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    Would something as simple as a mold of the nose cone work? The frame would have plenty of surface area then for lots of Velcro.
     
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    I'll take and post a few photos as soon as I can.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks. I have that too sitting in my house but was trying to decide wether or not to install it or not. At least its an option.
     
  16. montgom626

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    If you can, let us know how you did the install. I am not sure how it would be done. Thanks
     
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    Here are photos of Watt-Up's car. He shared them with me and gave permission to share. He has a very nice setup so mine will probably emulate his.

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  19. montgom626

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    nice pics!!! How do the brackets attach?? Where do you drill the holes?
     
  20. fengshui

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    I've used tape to attach our California plate directly to the front bumper of our Toyota. On a Model S, you'd have to put it up unattractively high. However, it is an option to consider.
     

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