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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:22 am    Post subject: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

Hi, I have just fitted new stainless steel bumpers for my beetle. The bumper didn't come drilled for number plates and don't want to drill it really. Is there a way to fit the plate under the bumper without drilling it? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

You can pick up two rubber coated clamps that wrap around the round tube. The holes in the clamp will line up with the holes in the top of your license plate. WW sells the clamps or you can find them at most hardware stores.

Here's a pic of my 62 that shows how to mount them.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

if you point the ends of those clamps UP ; then put the plate on ; they aren't so obvious .
no ; not with the plate sticking up Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

Sorry I should have said I just have the blade bumpers with overriders
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

maby make a backing plate the same size as the licence plate and sandwich the blade between the two pieces ;
rubber protection ALWAYS Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

Jaiscossie wrote:
Sorry I should have said I just have the blade bumpers with overriders


Now you're confusing us. Wink Did you mean without overriders? If that's the case, Vintage Speed makes brackets for that case:

http://www.vintagespeed.com.tw/Accessory/FRONT-LICENSE-PLATE-BRACKET.html

I think there may be others available, too, but this one looks pretty slick.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

I have new blade bumpers with the overriders fitted, not the other towel rail part though if that makes sense
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

You have bumperettes. Do you have the factory reinforcement rail under the blade? If so- drill into it and make brackets. If you don't have one- get one.
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I wonder what the nut looks like.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

Now THAT is nice Joe.
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I wonder what the nut looks like.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

Thanks guys I have just ordered the vintage speed ones Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: How to mount front plate ? Reply with quote

https://www.zoro.com/ruland-manufacturing-shaft-co...ifications

These are also very clean looking polished up, with a longer screw to accommodate plate.
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