Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: '04 C 320, '07 SLK 280
Location: Yukon, OK
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RE: WTB: chrome plated METAL Euro license plate frame.
This part worked great. It is basically a "tray" with raised edges around it. The Euro plate sits in the "tray". The whole part is stainless steel, that looks like chrome. The plate holder has a slight "V" bend in the center to accomodate curved bumpers. For my installation, I used some clamps to pull a bit of the "V" out, and then shaped a curve in it by pulling it on the edge of my bench (easy to do). Then, I had to drill two holes to accomodate bolting on my "L" brackets that allow me to screw in on the bottom surface of the bumper to aviod holes in the front. I had to use a grinder to grind down the heads of the bolts that would attach to the "L" brackets, to avoid "lumps" beneith the plate. The same grinder helped me reduce the length of the bolts so they would not mar the bumper. Then I mounted the holder with the "L" brackets to holes drilled underneath the bumper. I attached the top of the frame to the top of the bumper using 3M double sided adhesive tape. After shaping the plate to the curvature of the holder, I attached the plate to the holder using the same tape.
After inststalation, it looks just like those European cars in those car mags where the tests are done "over there", and they show those neatly mounted, shiny metal surrounded Euro front plates.
'07 SLK 280
'04 C 320 sedan
(Mercedes -- you can't have just one.)
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