License Plate Recess
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|A standard license plate will over hang the
back of the car. It looks sloppy. I modified my car to fit the plate up
higher so it does not overhang.
Keep in mind I have already made modifications to the latch area as this comes close to the locking tumbler. You could do this with the lock tumbler using less of a bend in the metal but it would be a tighter fit on the plate.
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|Plate hangs down.||Area cut out with rotary.|
|Cardboard mockup. A separate piece is made because of the structure in the opening. It requires a slight angle to the flat plate holding the license plate.||Notice top portion is bent at a 90.|
|1/4-20 nuts welded on back to mount license plate.||Area where welding will take place cleaned.|
|Plate inserted and tacked.||Piece curved and welded in. Right side is done. Left side shows the piece curved for the left.|
|These really helped in shaping the corner curved piece. They helped keep the edge straight while curling the end.||Plate fit much better.|