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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Someone posted this link on the FB site
2017 Ford Fusion Sport - Removable Front License Plate Bracket | eBay

I just ordered it and it said should be here on Thursday. Sadly I live in a state where the front plate is required and the plastic bracket was put on my car before I was able to pick it up. So I'm going to have to drill out the rivets on it and figure out what I'm going to do with the holes. I already got a no front plate ticket with my Camaro and it was like $100!!

Anyways I'll upload some pictures of the unit and install when I get it
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I saw it, want one but just way too much$ for what it is


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Agreed kinda expensive but that stock one blocking the intercooler just drives me crazy
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I wanted to do the same but unfortunately the dealer already drill the holes in the bumper
I ended up removing the bracket and drilled 2 new mounting holes in the plate.
To keep the plate from scratching the paint I added foam weather striping to the back.


You can see in the attached pic I had to drill the holes a tad crooked, that's because the detail guys
drilled the mounting holes in the bumper crooked!
Nothing like paying a guy $12 bucks an hour to drill holes in your $37,000 car.


Not sure is legal but I doubt a cop is ever going to say anything about drilling 2 new holes in the plate.


I actually like how it turned out, I plan on tinting the windows and didn't want 2 reasons to get pulled over.
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Personally, my problem is that they say "No holes!!!" but way at the bottom they say "requires small holes to be drilled on the underside of your vehicle."

If I'm paying that much for a plate bracket, I don't want to drill into my bumper at all. I ended up making my own removable bracket that clamps onto the radiator support behind the lower grille for $8.

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Personally, my problem is that they say "No holes!!!" but way at the bottom they say "requires small holes to be drilled on the underside of your vehicle."

If I'm paying that much for a plate bracket, I don't want to drill into my bumper at all. I ended up making my own removable bracket that clamps onto the radiator support behind the lower grille for $8.
I think for this one they use the existing holes and screws holding the bottom lip of the bumper on. Not 100% sure but I will find out soon
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Yeah definitely post pictures if you don't mind, and/or let us know. Thanks!

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Just ran across this...

ELECTRIC HIDE-AWAY LICENSE PLATE BRACKET tag holder hidden no holes mount 2017 | eBay
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I was out of town a few days and missed the package since USPS wouldn't leave it at my house. Just picked it up. Install super easy. Just unscrew 2 existing bolts under the bumper and put it on. Interesting enough the directions said that you can put it on the left or right side, BUT if you have adaptive cruise control you have to put it on the drivers side or else you will block the sensor. So that might be good news for anyone who thought this wouldn't work with ACC. Also instructions say this lowers ground clearance by 1/2". I'm waiting for my drill to charge before drilling out the old one.
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Man I'm PO'ed. Tried drilling out the rivets and they both started spinning so I can't get them out. And second I thought that there would only be 2 holes in the bumper but there are 4! Not cool
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