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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Split license plate "tearing"

I noticed the other day that my license plat has spilt about half way across just under "michigan" its a stock mount and only holds the plate with the two top holes. I have made a 1'16 steel plat for it, drilling 4 holes monday. Any one ever had this problem?? Noone iv talk to ever heard of it happining.
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mine did that... split under the Michigan as well.. I bought a steel frame and it's been good since...

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A stell frame, like a novilty one??
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I bought a $10 smooth, chrome plate frame for mine from a local auto parts, and while the fender mount has two holes, the frame has 4 holes and I added two screws in the other two holes to hold the plate snug within the frame and my plate has not ripped/split like this. (the frame also come with nifty little chrome buttons to cover the heads of the screws)

Several months ago I then moved the whole thing up the fender a bit so it was less "mud flap" like. Prior to relocating it, the back tire picked something up and flung it into the plate putting a golf ball size dent in it, but it still didn't split.
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quite a few years ago i noticed one day that my plate was missing, the only thing that was left was the two ears where it was bolted to the mount. after paying for a replacment plate i bought a frame , got a some rubber and made a washer to put between the mount and the plate , used four bolts and never had any problem since.

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it was a blinker plate frame from ebay... works great so far

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i have my plate all bent up and missing a piece. so i got some 2mm thick aluminum and created a backer. works fine and very stiff
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This is an age old problem any brace on the plate will stop the vibration. We used to back the plate with plexiglass and it worked fine.

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i have lost 2 plats and have broke 2 license plats frames all the said ohio state buckeyes on theme on my 3 plat cents 2006 and thay spilt all the way across the top and fall off the dmv does not like or out here the plats are just geting cheaply made out here in az
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