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Hello everyone. First time poster. I recently moved to Iowa which requires a front license plate and got a "fix it" ticket the other day because I was driving without a front license plate. I purchased the manufacturer bracket (part # 30762264) but couldn't find the recommended screws to attach it to the front bumper. Would ordinary screws from a hardware store work? I was wondering what you all would recommend for attaching the front plate bracket to the bumper with. I would like to do as little "damage" to the front bumper as possible but don't want the plate flying off while cruising down I-80. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Re: Front License Plate installation (YIP24)

I believe they have some special anchor type bolts that most people get from the dealer. I keep mine under the carpet and place it on the dash if need be <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> So much cleaner without it....
 

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Auto parts stores sell the kind of body hardware you need. Basically you drill a hole in the plastic of the bumper, then there is a plastic nut that expands after you put the screw in it, so it gets tighter as you tighten it.<p>That's what's used from the factory, and if you get a medium sized one it'll work just fine.<p>There are also a wide variety of brackets you can buy that will allow you to mount the plate to the bottom of the bumper instead of the cosmetic face. There is even a cool corvette plate holder that allows you to fold and tuck the plate under the bumper, only to be pulled out when driving, for legality.
 

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How about something like this?<br><A HREF="http://www.corvettepartsblog.com/new-corvette-parts/1997-2009-corvetteremote-show-n-go-license-plate-holder" TARGET="_blank">http://www.corvettepartsblog.c...older</A>/<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.corvettepartsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/licenseplate.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I was looking at that yesterday...thats insane haha!!
 

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that's cool, until you hit a bad dip in driving into a driveway/parking lot and scrape the front.. and say bye-bye to your license plate <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>i've had mine off for a good month.. kept it in the windshield for a few day in the beginning but i think as long as you don't do anything that might catch attention of popo's (speeding/dark tinting windows if your state doesn't allow it/talking on the phone while it's in your hand/expired inspection sticker/etc), you're okay. yesterday even, there was a police stop on one main street a town over and they were checking both directions of the street for talking on the phone while it's in your hand/expired inspection sticker and even with my front NJ plates missing, they didn't bother me at all and let me pass. :]
 
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