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Old 08-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Replacement grill without license plate area?

Anyone know of any OEM looking replacements that don't have the license plate box thing in the lower grill thing? TX will soon no longer require it (source: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Search/...ighlightType=1) and I was just curious if there was one available or in the makes. I have a piano black insert so I would like the replacement to be the same.

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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The Zetec S are the only ones I can think of.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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The Zetec S are the only ones I can think of.
I think the Zetec S still has an area for the plate, it's just much wider for Euro style plates, so less obvious.

I wish there was an insert you could pop in after removing the plate that would just make the grille lines continue across.

Something like the corvette used to use (not sure if the new ones have this):


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Old 08-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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The Zetec S has spots for the bolts, but continues the pattern across.

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Borrowed from Shade-010's thread.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=321738
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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The Zetec S has spots for the bolts, but continues the pattern across.
Yes, it appears you are correct sir!
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:45 AM   #6
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Dude your in Addison, I am sure you get on the tollway. State troopers WILL pull you over for no license plate. Happened to me , son, now ex wife within less then a yr. Son is the only one who got a ticket.

Off topic. When I got pulled over was a Friday night. I had to work late. Late being 9PM. I wear contacts and apparently my eyes were red. Could be 6:30am-9pm. Anyway searched the truck for beer or drugs while I laughed at him. Anyway he made me to the drunk test. Ya know walk on a straight line and all that. When I had to touch my nose with the finger I used my middle finger. He never caught on. Guy was such a douche
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I don't use the tollway :) I try not to support NTTA. Inwood to work, midway back. I wouldn't care if I did get pulled over though, because there is nothing to charge me on. Either way the license plate is staying till the bill passes, but when it does I want to get rid of it asap.

Edit: Just saw in your profile you're an IT manager, I too am part of the IT brotherhood. You're not left handed are you? :P
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I don't use the tollway :) I try not to support NTTA. Inwood to work, midway back. I wouldn't care if I did get pulled over though, because there is nothing to charge me on. Either way the license plate is staying till the bill passes, but when it does I want to get rid of it asap.

Edit: Just saw in your profile you're an IT manager, I too am part of the IT brotherhood. You're not left handed are you? :P
Nope, right handed. Yea my point they pull u over for nothing looking for something. Plate is an excuse.

Does that pass Sept 1st ?
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Nope, right handed. Yea my point they pull u over for nothing looking for something. Plate is an excuse.

Does that pass Sept 1st ?
Yeppers

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Search/...ighlightType=1
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