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Old 03-10-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any pictures of the "AutoLoc Retractable License Plate Kit" on an F-Body? I see Summit sells the kit online but I don't know if it would mount under the bumper or what. Any ideas would help!
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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The guy with the pewter Z on the ground does. I'll see if I can dig up the thread
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Are you planning on filling your license plate box? They do mount under the bumper and flip down either via switch or when you turn the vehicle on, depending on how you wire it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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Well eventually i want to fill the grille in, but I also just don't like the look of the plate mounted in the grille area. It's required in VA to have both front and back plates. Id like to have the flip down one that way when I'm parked or if I get pulled over I can flip down but other than I'd just have it up. I'm just curious as to if it would mount right under the bumper or if anyone has even tried it before...thanks for the help though guys!
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http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...=plate+license

Kinda like this?
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License plate up



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I have the "Altec" manual one...
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:47 AM   #7
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dam i didnt even know they had such a thing. i want one
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:18 AM   #8
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I have some for sale if you (or anyone else) wants one. I had the idea to make my own as well but had to order all the $hit in bulk...

I AM NOT PLANNING ON MAKING AND SELLING A BUNCH OF THESE... I just have some left over parts from mine.

I have enough to make ONE more electric one that flips down like this BUT IT DOES SO ON IT'S OWN WHEN YOU PUSH A BUTTON:

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Now you see it

Now u dont
You retract it manually but again, it pops out when you push a button (just in case you forget to put it down and a cop pulls you over, push a button and good to go ) I'd sell it for $100.

I also have a design I made like this:

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License plate up



License plate down


BUT mine slide WELL under the car so there is no bracket visibly sticking out from under the car (as it is with the bracket in the pic) when the plate is supposed to be hidden... I also used a ball bearing slider instead of plastic. I have 3 of those. I'd sell for $50 each.

Basically, I couldn't buy single parts I needed, I had to buy:

6 License plate bracket/holders

2 of all the electronic parts I bought

6 of the sliding brackets I bought

Etc...

I originally was going to go electric on my car but then decided I just want the ability to hide the plate at car shows so I am selling the first electric one I made to a friend and will have one more available.

I then made the slider for my car. That leaves me with 4 plate brackets I can use to make other ones. One will definetly be made into the electric so I will have three manual ones available.

I NEED to get my money back. I didn't know there were other ones out there, just spent a crap load of money so I could make one for my own car .

If I sell them all for that price I get my money back and others benefit as well. I made two (mine and his) and have the parts for the rest. I'm off this weekend so whomever wants them I can make them and have them shipped out Saturday or Monday...

BlackIce2123 gets first choice and free shipping if he/she wants one since they started the thread...

After this weekend, if they aren't spoken for, I'll make a thread in the for sale section. Again, once they are spoken for I am done with these PITA things so don't ask for me to make more
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:25 AM   #9
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Here's what the manual one looked like (without the custom mounting bracket I made to fit our cars):

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I won't have to roll up with my license plate ziptied on anymore... Got my first license plate bracket done

Here's how it would be folded up under the car (picture a lic. plate on it):



and here it is full extended and folded up:



The point is to be like this bracket:



but mounted further back so when it is retracted it is out of site and doesn't look like this:



I will go test it out now, I might not need the full length to achieve this and if I don't I will remove the last slider making it like this:



All this because of dumb @ss Cali laws
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hey thats my car! and that lasted maybe a week, it hung wayyy to low and it smacked every curb, speed bump, road kill, and to top it off, it swayed in the wind while it was parked.....way to crappy for a camaro or TA.....threw it in the trash!
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hey thats my car! and that lasted maybe a week, it hung wayyy to low and it smacked every curb, speed bump, road kill, and to top it off, it swayed in the wind while it was parked.....way to crappy for a camaro or TA.....threw it in the trash!

Ha!

Yeah, that's why that design I made electric... It's basically made so that you keep it up untill you are pulled over, hit a button and it is displayed properly

Works great but I'm WAYYYY too much of a chicken $hit to actually use it

Want a retractable one? It is totally flat with the bumper, slides forward and then UP so it is ALMOST in the factory spot...
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:17 AM   #12
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dude, you should just start a little business on these, I'd buy one off ya
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #14
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The electric and the one manual are tentatively spoken for... Two manuals left.

We'll see, I've already looked into sponsorship when I started this and it is REALLY REASONABLE on this board. If I clear these out and find a cheaper place to buy stuff so I could actually turn a profit I might...
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Your next invention should be one that raises the license plate straight up like a flag going up a flagpole 6 inches so you can see it from inside the car.

Sometimes I go a month or more without driving either Camaro, and I forget where the front end is and have to get out of the car and check when parking LOL!
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Your next invention should be one that raises the license plate straight up like a flag going up a flagpole 6 inches so you can see it from inside the car.

Sometimes I go a month or more without driving either Camaro, and I forget where the front end is and have to get out of the car and check when parking LOL!
Ha! That would be easy... Just use a power antenna and mount it to it
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Wow I like that Altec one, thinking about not using the SLP bracket I have laying around and buying that.
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Wow I like that Altec one, thinking about not using the SLP bracket I have laying around and buying that.
Yeah, I sold my SLP one and made one like the Altec one...
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:55 PM   #19
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I see everyone is liking the Altec one...Just wondering why no one likes the AutoLoc one? I mean it is automatic both ways, wouldnt that be alot more convienent? Just wondering...
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