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My own Model Y Front License Plate Mod

Morningsun

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The stick on front plate is so ugly and seem very flimsy for such a nice car. I can go spend $100 buy one of those removable grill mount holder, but then people can easily steal them. If I drive without it, which in California, is illegal, I was told I can get fine up to $500. Looks like there's isn't much solution out there. So, I decided to make my own using aluminum bar and table vise. I like the outcome a lot. I have drove to Yellowstone from LA for one trip. From LA to Sacramento another trip. It holds up very well so far and show no air flow issue.
 

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@Morningsun, do you have a photo from further back of the front of the car with it mounted? I should have mentioned in my prior post- regardless of what California offers, what you've done actually looks like a rather nice solution. I too have been put off by the "easy/quick removal" aspects of many/most of the other license plate mounts.
 

my8888

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Jun 25, 2021
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The stick on front plate is so ugly and seem very flimsy for such a nice car. I can go spend $100 buy one of those removable grill mount holder, but then people can easily steal them. If I drive without it, which in California, is illegal, I was told I can get fine up to $500. Looks like there's isn't much solution out there. So, I decided to make my own using aluminum bar and table vise. I like the outcome a lot. I have drove to Yellowstone from LA for one trip. From LA to Sacramento another trip. It holds up very well so far and show no air flow issue.
You could scratch the bumper with your bar. Is it heavy?
 

my8888

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Jun 25, 2021
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I was going to buy stainless steel bolts and wing nuts from Home Depot but it ended up being about same price (before shipping) so I just decided to get this one from Etsy. Has great reviews and easy to do with the front plate bracket Tesla gives you. This is very affordable and no need to spend $100+ for the other removable front plate brackets.

 

Mike_TV

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Just make sure nothing is touching painted surfaces. Any movement or rubbing at highway speeds will remove the paint and reveal the black plastic underneath.
 

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