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Another solution using parts from Home Depot:

20-Gauge Simpson Strong-Tie
Simpson Strong-Tie 20-Gauge 1-1/4 in. x 9 in. Strap-LSTA9 at The Home Depot

Cut the piece in half. Make a few bends. Drill a couple of extra hole then paint it matte black to match the front grill.

Also added a few foam strips to the lower half of the license plate to protect the painted clam surface.
 

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Blackwatch racing makes a good mount via the tow hooks... Us in NY have had front plates for decades !!! Get ready for the police state across the country .
 

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This is great, any reason why it wouldn't work on the Evora?

I didnt see if this was already done before so forgive me if this is not new and I know this has probably been beat to death, but my solution to the front plate mount came from Home Depot. It is a steel framing tie made by Simpson part number 128T. Cost about $6 or so and found near the framing lumber isle. Two bends about 45 deg and drill one hole for the M8. Used some double sided foam tape along the bottom.
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In Texas? Say it ain't so.

Tell the cop the Elise/Exige has a bumper exemption, it's on the sticker on the driver's door hinge. No bumper, no plate mount. Sorry, popo...
 

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It sounds like the 2005 models had some exemption notice on the door. My 2009 Elise says "this meets all the legal requirements...".

Up here in Ontario we need a front plate. What bothers me is that between our 10 provinces and 3 territories, only 4 of 13 require that. It seems that one could argue that if the majority don't require a front plate that the other regions should drop that requirement.

Anyways I have been pulled over a few times and depending on the cop you can get a warning or a ticket. I've been able to go to court for each ticket and promise to add the plate. In each case the ticket was dismissed.
 

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It sounds like the 2005 models had some exemption notice on the door. My 2009 Elise says "this meets all the legal requirements...".

Up here in Ontario we need a front plate. What bothers me is that between our 10 provinces and 3 territories, only 4 of 13 require that. It seems that one could argue that if the majority don't require a front plate that the other regions should drop that requirement.

Anyways I have been pulled over a few times and depending on the cop you can get a warning or a ticket. I've been able to go to court for each ticket and promise to add the plate. In each case the ticket was dismissed.
Bummer. The exemption IIRC was for 2 years. So all cars MY08 and newer would not be exempt.
 

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I have lived in the DFW area for about a year. Both my previous car (a bright red C7) and current car (a bright kawasaki green Evora) have no front plate and I have not been hassled or pulled over yet. However, now that I have posted this, I expect to get pulled over everyday. Thanks Obama!
 
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