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LICENSE PLATE FRAME - MOUNTING

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  • LICENSE PLATE FRAME - MOUNTING

    Need a consensus. Do you attach your license plate using the bottom holes, or the top holes? Please provide info for both front and rear.

    Thanks

    SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.

  • #2
    Hi Bill,

    I can only say with "Charlene", that on the rear, we only
    have top mounts to use and there has never been any for
    the front....thank goodness AZ doesn't require any on the
    front. That is my 2cents worth....


    Glen Brose
    East of Chino Valley, AZ
    The Home of "Charlene"
    53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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    • #3
      Bill, is your Hawk a '56? If so, get an original NY '55 plate and the metal '56 tab. Because NY only used a rear plate that year, only one is required. If it's a '57 or '58, you'd still need two.

      I saw a '57 here in FL last spring and the plate (single) was mounted with the upper bolts only. The car had no front plate. I believe the Larks all hung from the upper bolts. Using the lowers would block the grille and the fuel cap ('64-'66).

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      Tom - Valrico, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona

      Tom - Bradenton, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
      1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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      • #4
        I was always taught that if there is a bolt hole... Put a bolt in it.
        (Which explains a lot of wimmen' problems I have had in the past)
        Jeff[8D]




        DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
        Brooklet, Georgia
        '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
        '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
        '61 Hawk (project)
        http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Swifster

          Bill, is your Hawk a '56? ------------------------------
          Tom - Valrico, FL

          I am asking for a different question, since taking over as the SDC Store "keeper" I need to com up with new product. I have been looking at some upscale, chrome license plate frames. I need a consenus on how people mount their plates. Also trying to determine if folks want it to say Studebaker Drivers Club, or Studebaker and model.. Champion, Commander, Hawk, etc.

          SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

            Also trying to determine if folks want it to say Studebaker Drivers Club, or Studebaker and model.. Champion, Commander, Hawk, etc.
            Offer both!!! But personally, I always liked the bright chrome ones with just the narrow frame running around the outside of the plate edge. Especially with a YOM plate. These usually still had the 4 mounting holes.

            You do know that prior to 1956 that license plate sizes were not standaradized? Plates issued since 1956 are 12" X 6". As an example, Michigan plates from 1950 to 1955 were 13-5/8" X 6". Adding to this, Texas has a law that the state name can not be covered and niether can the numbers.

            What would be nice, especially for some older models (pre-1950?) would be a license plate topper for the club (SDC). Some examples are below.









            In any case, good luck with your project.

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            Tom - Valrico, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona

            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #7
              All the Studes I've owned, the plates mount from the top holes...front and back. There are probably exceptions to this.

              How about some repoped Stude dealer frames...either real or made up...like this Chevy one...




              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                [quote]quote:Originally posted by Swifster

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                You do know that prior to 1956 that license plate sizes were not standaradized? Plates issued since 1956 are 12" X 6". As an example, Michigan plates from 1950 to 1955 were 13-5/8" X 6". Adding to this, Texas has a law that the state name can not be covered and niether can the numbers.
                Boy oh Boy did I find that out. I found a company that makes chromed and polished brass frames. They had a template for each state.

                A few years ago I won a pair of original Studebaker frames, they are polished stainless steel wnd have a riveted brass plate on top with the word STUDEBAKER in bare steel color. When I put a current NYS plate in them, the back of the frame showed thru. When I tried to use a 1955 NY plate, with the 56 year tag, the plate was too big for the frame...You cannot win.

                Topppers sound neat.

                SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.

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                • #9
                  Add to the state-to-state differences, some states went back and forth on plate sizes. Think you'll be able to make license plate frames for these two...? [:0]



                  Just because I know how many plate frames you'd need to make everyone happy, I'd just stick to 12" X 6" frame and just note that it won't fit most pre-'56 plates. Check out Griot's Garage and their polished stainless frame ***nice***! This place is expensive. But they buy their stuff like everyone else. I'd check around and see if you can't locate a supplier putting out a similar style frame.

                  Griot's Garage = http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog....2520&SKU=10326

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                  Tom - Valrico, FL

                  1964 Studebaker Daytona

                  Tom - Bradenton, FL

                  1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                  1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                  • #10
                    I would use the top holes at the rear, and lower holes on the front of my 1947 M-5. Note that the holes in a 1947 Arizona plate are 10 3/8 inches apart, and don't even fit the original Studebaker mounts. I have had to extend the slots in both the front and rear mounts to use the new, never-used set of 1947 plates I paid way too much money for (please don't tell my wife).

                    jj

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                    • #11
                      I like the topper idea, if it can be done without making the thing too huge. I can't use my "My other car is a Studebaker" frame because it obscured 10% of the registration tabs and Mr. Highway Patrol told me to take it off. The topper wouldn't cover anything.
                      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                      • #12
                        Another little accessory for your Hawk. There's a guy who sells vintage state inspection stickers for your windshield. He sells the correct 1956 piece. He might be familiar as his Ebay handle is Studebob .

                        http://www.inspectionsticker.net/zen/

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                        Tom - Valrico, FL

                        1964 Studebaker Daytona

                        Tom - Bradenton, FL

                        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Swifster

                          Another little accessory for your Hawk. There's a guy who sells vintage state inspection stickers
                          That is a very neat product. I will get one. Don't know if it is legal here though. Great movie prop for authenticity. I have been getting away without the two NY State required stickers on the windshield as the car is registered with a movie company. I did not remember that NY had an inspection program that far back. What is the worse thing that could happen, arrest?

                          SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by bondobilly
                            What is the worse thing that could happen, arrest?
                            We'd bail you out, Bill




                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

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                            • #15
                              Both my front and rear on the Cruiser bolt at the top. I'd love one that says Studebaker Drivers Club.



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                              Mark Anderson
                              1965 Cruiser
                              http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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