I pre drilled mine with a 1/8 bit first. but, I said the same thing ....can you believe Ford didnt give us a front plate bracket??????? I like the idea of not having nothin there at all for the states that dont have to run front plates but make something for us that have to ...it can be put on if need be.........ya know?JTEarp said:This might sound funny but for the GT is there a front plate holder that attaches to the bumper or do you just run self tapping screws in the bumper cover?
Man, I feel for you guys. No front plates in Florida. Ford should have made a bracket. That would suck to have to drill into the bumper, just for a license plate. I only want to put holes into mine if I can get some additional HP!Railrider said:Sorry guys,
I live in Richmond, VA and I too was disgusted with the idea of a front plate but the law requires one here, Thinking luck was on my side I decided not to put the holes in my front bumper and leave the plate in the trunk...NO SUCH LUCK!! After only 2 weeks I was pulled over by the State Police for no plate on the front...Damn! After talking to the nice officer and receiving a nice present for the holidays from him..$500 dollar fine Thank You ,I went to the nearest FORD dealer to see about purchasing a bracket/holder for the front, And what do you think the parts clerk told me?? No such animal, your only option is to get out the drill and have at it, I know it sucks but that what it takes to avoid the High price of not having the plate up there where it is required by state law, Merry Christmas.
You guys are so anal about 2 holes in plastic, 9 weeks and do you think they will believe you are still waiting for a brackettStoenr said:damn, 500! I sure hope its not that much out here. I figure a warning is what Ill get 1st. 9 weeks and no problems yet.
I am prepared to tell officer Im waiting in a bracket from ford to come in.
Yes, bought 05 GT went back to dealer when tags were ready and they said they'll help me out and throw them on. Big mistake, two holes with screws right into the bumper. I was ready to pass out or kill someone. Why in the world would they not have a bracket even off something else.:sterb:PTLM4LIFE said:i just hope the dealer doesn't take it upon themselves to drill out the holes. it is required by law in nj, but not strictly enforced(depends on what town you are flying thru). anyone else from nj deal with this issue, or did the dealer mount the plate prior to you driving off lot w/o talking to you about it??
Russtang said:Yes, bought 05 GT went back to dealer when tags were ready and they said they'll help me out and throw them on. Big mistake, two holes with screws right into the bumper. I was ready to pass out or kill someone. Why in the world would they not have a bracket even off something else.:sterb: