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Old 10-09-2013, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CarManDSL View Post
Many P guys on the coast use a vinyl replica plate. Had one made but it didn't match 100% and liked my solution better as it left the bumper clean.

Police could argue that vinyl it is not a real plate, but some could argue I altered my plate by bending it.

Whatever, that is the chance we take in our OCD pursuit of that clean look!
The vinyl plate is not legal in BC. However the guys using it (one even used his own photocopier to copy the real plate onto the vinyl) seem to be getting away with it. To me not worth the risk so I used the Skene mount.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by lbahoshy View Post
Yes, in Ontario it's the same thing. Strictly speaking, the highway traffic act says you cannot alter the plates.

Any issues with the cops so far with the new set up?
No issues so far.

BC Motor Vehicle Act as it relates to license plates.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:40 PM
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BC Motor Vehicle Act section about license plates.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyScotty71 View Post
I think I'd rather drill holes in my teeth vice holes in the front bumper of a new 991.

...Just sayin'

Agreed! It would be more painful to drill holes in the front bumper!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CarManDSL View Post
BC Motor Vehicle Act section about license plates.

Interesting. So according to the BC motor vehicle act your modification of the plate does not seem to violate anything.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lbahoshy View Post
Interesting. So according to the BC motor vehicle act your modification of the plate does not seem to violate anything.
There must be a definition on what a "number plate" should be. I assume the sticker is not considered a "number plate"

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by lbahoshy View Post
Interesting. So according to the BC motor vehicle act your modification of the plate does not seem to violate anything.
I agree, there is nothing mentioned in the act about that.


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There must be a definition on what a "number plate" should be. I assume the sticker is not considered a "number plate"
. . . .
Section 3.011 states "Number plate issued . . . ." The sticker is not an issued plate.


I now keep a printed copy of Division 3 of the Motor Vehicle Act in the 991, just in case I find myself in an argument with a less than reasonable office.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:20 PM
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Similar to my set up.

Mine is attached at the top of the plate on the underside of the cut out.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:53 AM
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No shot in hell my bumper is getting drilled. Lol.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:12 AM
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I haven't looked at it yet, so no idea how it goes on, (not that I'll ever use it) but my car came with a front plate frame in the frunk.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:17 AM
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There are many license plate holder that are attached under the car on a bracket, so no holes in your bumper.
Another thing to think about is placement. The law does not require that the plate is in the center of the bumper. So something like a sto'n'sho holder off to one side may be an option


Sadly, the dealership had mine drilled in when I bought it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:42 AM
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rglbegl, pix please.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Explorer7 View Post
@Chuck that is an awesome idea ! I would def pay if I could use a custom vinyl sticker
I am going to look into that. You don't happen to know a company off hand that does it?
As Hammer911 pointed out, I would advise against this route. Most state laws will consider this counterfeiting. Best to take a chance and get the occasional ticket instead ...
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CarManDSL View Post

I should mention that the officer did not see the plate mount and therefore could not comment whether legal or not. Some might argue that I modified the plate as it was now bent, but BC law only states that all letters and numbers must be visible. A matter of opinion.
Typical dealer license plate cover blocks the lowest row of Provincial message anyway, it serves no purpose to see "Yours To Discover" on the Ontario plates, so unless someone was doing something really naughty to tick off the LEO, it's highly unlikely bending that bottom part will get you any ticket at all.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by STALKER99 View Post
Similar to my set up.

Mine is attached at the top of the plate on the underside of the cut out.
This would be a cause for you to be pulled over since the "Ontario" part of the plate is not visible, that is of material information.
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