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Call for photos of front plate mountings

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Francis Lau, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    I know there are threads about front plate issues already but it will be good if we can have a thread that shows photos only. Please use this thread to post photos only. Please include factory, skene, custom, zip ties, Velcro, show and go etc. This thread with photos will be very helpful for new owners to see what options they have. Thanks all!
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I realized an hour or so ago that I don't seem to have my front plate bracket/holder. Even with the "don't install it" option, I believe I was supposed to get the holder...
     
  3. Francis Lau

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    In the delivery questionnaire, it says if you change your mind on installing the plate after you decided not to, you can go to the service center and they will install it. I am sure you can ask for the bracket from the service center too.
     
  4. brianman

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    Good to know. Oddly the machine lady answered with "We're closed today" for Seattle, Denver, and the other 4 service centers I called.
     
  5. Francis Lau

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    Does no one have photos of the front plates in a non-factory installation?
     
  6. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    My plates haven't arrived from IL yet, so all I have is the cardboard temp on the back only. Even when I get the front I'm considering not installing it until I'm asked to kindly by an officer of the law.
     
  7. Ceilidh

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    I would love to see the mount if anyone has the Skene front plate bracket system on their S. I have the brackets in my garage awaiting the car. If nobody posts before me, I will post it when it's on my car.

    Cheers.
     
  8. ChadS

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    #8 ChadS, Jan 5, 2013
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    Sorry, I don't have a non-factory mount photo. But perhaps to get the ball rolling, here is the default front plate mounting using Tesla's license plate holder:

    IMG_5350.JPG

    Why yes, I did just wash the car; thank you for noticing.

    I have my Roadster plate in a non-factory spot. And I agree it would be better to not have a front plate at all (or to have one of the options that hides away and pops out, so you can have the best of both worlds). But given the alternatives on the front of the S, and that I don't want to block the air intakes, I think it's fine where Tesla put it.
     
  9. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Thanks, ChadS. Given the change to the nose cone for General Production, the Tesla-installed bracket should look a little different. Someone mentioned elsewhere that the bracket designed for the Sig nose cone doesn't work well for GP.

    Love that "100% Electric", "Plug in America" frame! Where can I order it?!

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    Found the frame here!

    http://www.cafepress.com/pluginamerica/7661550
     
  10. Francis Lau

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    @WattUp sent me these photos of his Skene bracket mounting and gave me permission to post:

    SkeneFrontLicense (1).jpg

    SkeneFrontLicense (3).jpg

    SkeneFrontLicense (4).jpg

    These are where the screws are - 2 small ones:
    SkeneFrontLicense (screws).jpg
     
  11. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Here's my non-destructive bracket version Alpha 0.3. Still don't have a plate so . . .

    20130105_200428.jpeg
     
  13. ModelS1079

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    I got the Black Twinkie EZ Pass (Teslachusetts) and tied this through the top of the plate with black plastic ties (what are those called?, buy the 14 inch ones as it make sit much easier. You then cut them so there is no extra tie left). The ties go thru the front grill. Looks pretty great and I gotta post a pic...is low and looks fast.
     
  14. brianman

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    "Cable ties" according to the packaging on mine.
     
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