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Old 02-05-2018, 08:57 AM   #21
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I have a 1916 Illinois plate with vertical slots stamped between the #'s so someone thought of it.
I've never seen one like that.
How about a picture of that vented plated?
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:39 AM   #22
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Take the wife to a major national event and don't say a word. You know they will all be as originally designed. What looks funny is just what is different today vs. 80+ years ago.
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I modified a tail light license bracket & mounted it under the R/H bumper clamp, like on a '32, one of my favorite cars I've owned.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:24 AM   #24
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I've never seen one like that.
How about a picture of that vented plated?
here ya go - looks like they stopped in 1918. Im honestly suprised IL would do this and not a state that melts your face like arizona or texas or new mexico
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:04 PM   #25
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You CAN have "your cake, and eat it too"!

During the twenty's and thirty's and forties - there were available accessory license plate holders that mounted on the 'horn' of the front bumper. Looks (and is) very professional in both placement and mounting. I have these on both of my Model A's. The only down-side, is that the inside edge of the license plate puts your arm at risk during the hand-cranking of the engine.

Alternatively, the front plate can be mounted on the front bumper itself. That would meet with state requirements (if any), without interfering with the airflow cooling of the radiator.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #26
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when I got my 29 a few months ago, the plate was mounted on the light bar in front of the radiator like most of them. My wife thought it looked funny, so I moved it on to the bumper. looks good there but now the radiator kinda looks bare. Is there any reason that it should be on the light bar? Would it help protect the radiator? I know that for judging it needs to be on the bar, but this car will never be judged. At least not while I own it. I kinda think I would like to put it back where it belongs, but also important to keep the wife happy. So if there is no compelling reason to put it back, I guess I will keep it on the bumper.Thoughts??
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:16 PM   #27
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Sometimes I wonder if people read the other posts in a thread before adding their own comments...
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:13 AM   #28
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Seems to me that if you went to an event where you want it mounted on the headlight bar, it would only take a few minutes to change it. Put it where you like it and enjoy driving the car!
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:35 AM   #29
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I did not like the look on the light bar and moved the plate to the bumper. Yes, that big radiator with bent fins (from the plate mount) and other stuff isn't the greatest look. I plan to put on a guard to cover it some day.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:58 AM   #30
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here ya go - looks like they stopped in 1918. Im honestly suprised IL would do this and not a state that melts your face like arizona or texas or new mexico
Those are pretty cool, first time I've seen anything like that.
Thank you for sharing
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:18 AM   #31
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Heres a question: Why do teens/20/30's plates always seem to have the 4 "nail holes" in the corners? This is true for multiple states ive seen. Are they just alignment holes for the number stamping process?
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:21 AM   #32
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Heres a question: Why do teens/20/30's plates always seem to have the 4 "nail holes" in the corners? This is true for multiple states ive seen. Are they just alignment holes for the number stamping process?
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:05 AM   #33
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Get a new wife that likes it on the bar.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:58 AM   #34
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What are you - man or mouse? Put it back where it belongs. She probably won't even notice!
Or he could always tell her he needs to buy another "A" and put a plate where he wants it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:32 PM   #36
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Blocking air flow? What about the fan behind the radiator that sucks air through?
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