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This idea addresses two common problems with license
plates.1) License plates are frequently stolen, and 2)
locales require a front plate which annoys folks who
a flat framed rectangle is ugly or affects aerodynamics.
Solution: Build license plate compartment(s) inside the
with an arrangement of mirrors and possibly
to make the plate visible through a tempered glass or
plastic window in the bumper. In the rear this could
a simple compartment in the boot, and two flat mirrors.
In the front, placement would be tricker and the bumper
window would have to be curved to match the vehicles
This would not be a simple aftermarket fix, but part of
OEM stratospherically priced option package.
Make license plate conform to bumper
On my Subaru, I simply pressed the front bumper into a snowbank until the plate conformed to the bumper
[a1, Sep 06 2021]
||I have never heard of a license plate being stolen. It doesn't even make sense, what would the thief use it for, identity theft? Impersonation?
||Though I did know someone whose bike was so ancient and rusty that a thief stole the rather nice lock, and left the bicycle.
||// never heard of a license plate being stolen //
||Dunno where you live, but its common in some
places . Plates and renewals are expensive.
People steal license plate for many
||They dont have insurance
They have a suspended license
They're driving a stolen car
there are probably more reasons but those are
the most likely ones.
||-You're about to commit a daylight robbery with a likelihood of someone getting the plate number so you nab one from a vehicle similar to yours. Cops go sniffing around them first.
-You hold a huge grudge against your ex and constantly steal their plate and call it in so that they get towed over and over again. (A friend of my mom's used to brag about doing this to her ex... along with having placed nails on angles front-and-back beneath all four tires of his ride, and a bunch of other crap I don't recall right now... a vindictive bitch is what she was)
||+ I like this because I am a #2. I fought off the
front plate until the state changed the colours and
took my plate off when I got my annual inspection.
Then I was forced to get 2 plates with the new
colour. Car does not look so cool with front plate.
||[xandram] what model car? And what colour?
||2011 Subaru Legacy, dark grey
has a great front!
||I know* how to make your license plate look
perfect on your Subaru Legacy. Next time it
snows, drive your car SLOWLY into a snow bank. It
will gradually bend perfectly to the bumpers
contour. Cant do anything about the plate colour
||* not originally my idea, I read someones forum
post elsewhere saying they had done this. linked.
||Licence plates can be viewed from a range of angles. It is
going to be tricky to get the periscope display visible in the
||Doesn't need to be a periscope (with mirrors etc), just a
fixed window that the license plate goes behind. Front:
accessible from inside the engine bay. Rear: accessible from
inside the boot/truck or rear hatch.
||[a1] great idea, but a few years ago I let someone
use my car to go get coffee and he had an accident
which crumpled the front plate and now it has the
crinkle look,so I put my dragon license plate holder
on it as they also made me take it off the back
because it slightly covered some of the states