Does anyone know where I can get a front license plate frame for a 77
or 78 Firebird?
My car came from a state that did not require front license plates, and
now I live in a state that requires them, and I cannot attach the front
plate to the car. The nosepiece is also not flat on the car so I need
something that will hold the plate.
The only place I can think is the salvage yard, but these cars are long
gone from the yards already. It is also a rather unusual thing to be
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Try SLP. They make one that is for the 98-02 F-body that should work. All
it is -is an agled piece of metal that attaches under the bumper. This way
you can run a front plate without damaging the grill. Take a look at it,
I'm sure it would work for you.
$22.50, not to mention they have a $25.00 min purchase. For a part I
could have made at any sheet metal shop for $10.00. Never mind it would
look Horrid on a 1977 Firebird.
Why do the tasteless always want to ruin F-bodies?
Depending upon the area you live in, You may or may not find a car in a
salvage yard with the parts you need. First Tip: Look in the local
yellow pages under; Auto Parts Used, Auto Salvage, Auto Wrecking.
You should find a few listing for Salvage Yards. Call around, look for
pull your own parts type place, or yards advertising a wide year selection.
If that fails get your local newspaper, or car trader/trading post.
Look for ads where someone is parting one out. You might find more then
just your plate frame.
Your next resource is New Body Parts Supply Shops. A lot of Second Gen
parts are available that way, with out having to order from a catalog.
After That a good weekend at a swap meet, E bay, or a call to one of
the many Restoration Parts Retailers (ie:Year One, The Paddock,
Harrmon's)should yield you a plate frame, with hardware.
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