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Retracting front plate frame.

Discussion in '308/328' started by Dino944, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Dino944

    Dino944 Formula 3

    Aug 11, 2007
    1,581
    Rhode Island
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    Dino
    I saw this on a Porsche website. Has anyone ordered one of these retracting front plate frames for their 3x8? Just curious how it mounts and if the purchaser was happy with it. My car is now registered in a state that requires a front plate, but I don't like the traditional mounting options and I don't want to do something that will block air flow to the radiator.

    manual version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3cLA...eature=related

    remote version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC0SX...layer_embedded

    Thanks in advance.
    Best regards,
    Dino
     
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  3. Jeff328

    Jeff328 Formula 3
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    Sep 5, 2006
    2,276
    WI
    Those links don't work for me.
     
  4. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Feb 24, 2006
    14,311
    Cerritos, CA.
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    Mike
    Looks like James Bond:D
    But I like it:D
     
  5. FF8929

    FF8929 Formula Junior

    Apr 12, 2008
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    Livonia, Michigan
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    Fred Flynn
    What am I missing? Doesn't the front plate have to be displayed at all times (unless you have "a license to kill")? Seems it would invite a "traffic stop". But, yes, it is cool.
     
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  7. Paul_308

    Paul_308 Formula 3

    Mar 12, 2004
    2,335
    I placed considerable time into a drop down license for my 308.

    It was hinged to fold back under the hood emblem.
    It was to stay up out of sight unless I energized a
    release. Presumably were I given a 'traffic stop',
    I would pull the release and if challenged simply say,
    "Sure I have a front license plate...look again."

    I put the project on hold when I decided my license retractor
    wouldn't be reliable unless I could trim the plate height
    about 3/4 inch. I used ball bearing drawer slides, cut down,
    and some 3" door hinges, fastening to the grill just under the
    bonnet.
     

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