I am trying to bolt a removable home made license plate bracket to the
heavy sheet metal member that is just behind the nose of my C6 coupe. When I
lay in front of the car and look through the grill I can see three holes
punched in the bottom side of this formed steel support and I want to be
able to use them to bolt my bracket on. BUT I can't seem to find a way to
get to the back side so I can thru bolt or nut everything together.
How can I get inside this piece? Hopefully without having to remove the
front end of the car. Is it possible to reach in there, or will I have to
use some sort of toggle bolt?
I found a C6 last weekend at a local Chevy dealer and it had
almost everything that we wanted in a C6. I was ready to
make a deal and then noticed the front license bracket that
someone has installed. I asked why they did that and upon
closer inspection, it appeared to not be on tightly. The
salesman said that they would take it off and repaint the
front. We said sorry and walked away from it.
I don't run a front license on my C5 and have never been
stopped. Some of the club members mount their front license
on the inside of the front windshield with suction cups when
Inside the windshield? Humm......
Possibly a solution, but I already have the bracket to bolt on. Bought it
reasonably on ebay, but then perhaps this inability to easily install
through the pre-drilled holes was why he was selling it. If I use grade 5,
or even 8, bolts I could probably find a strong enough toggle to make it
work. I am going to my local fastener guys today to see what solutions they
might have available.
Took my front plates to Kinko's and had color copies made. Had those
laminated. Where needed, I stick the copy inside the windshield. Safer
than placing a metal plate inside the cockpit with no helmet.
I have had a 94 and now I own a 05 C6, don't ever plan on running a
plate and I live in TX where it is required.....I'll take my chances
but I can tell you this I have never been stopped and If I do I'll pay
my fine and go on with life....chances are if you don't act like a
fool the cops won't bother you.....drive like you should and all will
be good with the world!
GOD made the corvette to run without a front tag....if would be
a shame to defy the LORD!!
On 27 May 2006 08:40:36 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Offered a couple of years ago by an old regular, <Diode>:
Alongside your registration, keep the expired copy of your insurance
proof slip in your 'documents folder.' Hide the current copy from view.
When stopped, produce your driver's license, registration, and the
expired slip. Apologize when the officer notes the expiration date.
Accept the ticket, go to court with the current proof and apologize to
everyone one more time. In my state, the missing plate will cost bucks.
The expired proof slip is free.
Have a good Mem-day everyone & say a prayer for the guys/gals on the
I was really impressed by yesterday's show of engine reliability--looks
like Honda's got a lock on the business for a few years. At $125K a pop
they might even be making a profit!
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