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    Call for photos of front plate mountings

    I know there are threads about front plate issues already but it will be good if we can have a thread that shows photos only. Please use this thread to post photos only. Please include factory, skene, custom, zip ties, Velcro, show and go etc. This thread with photos will be very helpful for new owners to see what options they have. Thanks all!

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    I realized an hour or so ago that I don't seem to have my front plate bracket/holder. Even with the "don't install it" option, I believe I was supposed to get the holder...
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    In the delivery questionnaire, it says if you change your mind on installing the plate after you decided not to, you can go to the service center and they will install it. I am sure you can ask for the bracket from the service center too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Lau View Post
    In the delivery questionnaire, it says if you change your mind on installing the plate after you decided not to, you can go to the service center and they will install it. I am sure you can ask for the bracket from the service center too.
    Good to know. Oddly the machine lady answered with "We're closed today" for Seattle, Denver, and the other 4 service centers I called.
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    Does no one have photos of the front plates in a non-factory installation?

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    My plates haven't arrived from IL yet, so all I have is the cardboard temp on the back only. Even when I get the front I'm considering not installing it until I'm asked to kindly by an officer of the law.

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    I would love to see the mount if anyone has the Skene front plate bracket system on their S. I have the brackets in my garage awaiting the car. If nobody posts before me, I will post it when it's on my car.

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    Sorry, I don't have a non-factory mount photo. But perhaps to get the ball rolling, here is the default front plate mounting using Tesla's license plate holder:

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    I have my Roadster plate in a non-factory spot. And I agree it would be better to not have a front plate at all (or to have one of the options that hides away and pops out, so you can have the best of both worlds). But given the alternatives on the front of the S, and that I don't want to block the air intakes, I think it's fine where Tesla put it.
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    Thanks, ChadS. Given the change to the nose cone for General Production, the Tesla-installed bracket should look a little different. Someone mentioned elsewhere that the bracket designed for the Sig nose cone doesn't work well for GP.

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    @WattUp sent me these photos of his Skene bracket mounting and gave me permission to post:

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    These are where the screws are - 2 small ones:
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