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Default Front license plate bracket

I need to fit one of these as in the UK we have to have a front number (license) plate.

I've found the bracket on a couple of websites

http://www.classiquecars.com/58tblicplatebracket.jpg

I believe its part number 17736.

What I can't see is how it fits to the bumper, particularly the top hole.

Also, would I be right in saying that once its mounted you still get a plate holder and put the plate in that ?

Thanks for your help guys
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There are two holes under the bumper where it bolts to. The hole at the top is for a rubber bumper not a bolt. You can use a plate holder if you want or you can just mount the plate without one. Here's a picture of the rubber bumper. You would think they would include it with a new plate bracket.

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Use the holes John described, but I suggest you make your own bracket. American brackets are not designed to GB license plate dimensions. In fact, ours do a good job of blocking air flow into the radiator because they stick up too high.

OEM brackets are nothing to write home about. They do the job but that's about it. Some states still use front plates (like NY and so does Canada), but others (like Michigan) do not. Consequently, you may find a front bracket relatively cheap from states where we don't use them.

Our dealerships install these brackets, not the factory. Some folks get very upset when 'extra holes' are drilled into their new car for superfluous items like dealership badges. Squarebird license plate holes are already in the bottom of the bumper but new car fascia's have little dimples where the holes are to be drilled, if used. - Dave Dare
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Thanks for that John,

Would it point inwards towards the car or outwards ?
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The rubber bumper points outward to cushion the license plate.

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so between the back of the plate and the front of the bracket ?

We can use US style plates apparently, as long as the letters are of a certain size etc.

I am waiting for the registration to be completed then I can start enjoying her .... really can't wait.
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so between the back of the plate and the front of the bracket ?

We can use US style plates apparently, as long as the letters are of a certain size etc.

I am waiting for the registration to be completed then I can start enjoying her .... really can't wait.
Yes, it goes in between the license plate and the front of the bracket.

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Thank you John
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Well I finally got the car today and guess what I found in the trunk ... a plastic bag with an old front plate bracket in.

Just need to get the rubber bit now so that should save on shipping and especially customs duty into the UK, which is a nightmare
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I wouldn't be surprised if that frame sat in the trunk since it left the factory.

Take a picture of your new plate setup. I would like to see how you get all those numbers on a small plate.

BTW, who makes your license plates? Is it the government, or do they simply generate the number?
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