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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rear license plate holder for 71 GTV?

Having imported my 1971 GTV 1750 from Kenya to Canada, I now have to attach my Ontario license plates (standard North American size plates) which are different from the size in Kenya. Photo of the plate holder from Kenya attached and it less wide and much taller.

Is there a special license plate holder to accommodate the inward curve of the back of the car? Who sells them? Or how else do people attach the rear plate?

Do holes need to be drilled front plate to line up with the bolt holes? (I get the new plates next week so I don't have them in front of me.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 01:13 AM
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Hi Blair

Not clear from the pic, but the plate holder you have should have a 'curved' back already. If they are like ones in Australia, there are 4 studs on the back with nuts that are accessed through small holes in the rear panel. You need to remove the boot (trunk?) lining (easiest to do that rather than trying to hold it out of the way) and undo the 4 nuts - the top ones may be fiddly to access - and then the whole thing should come off. Take the opportunity to clean behind the mount and go from there. I personally would put the Canadian plate on over the Kenyan one as it's part of the car's history and you could see the Kenyan plate behind the new one. I think it looks cool anyway! You would have to drill a couple of holes through the Kenyan plate and mount the Canadian one with short screws/bolts to fit within the curve of the back panel. Hope this helps and I hope the Canadian authorities don't want to take the Kenyan ones off you!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 10:04 AM
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here's a link to a pic of my 69 (the black one). I brought it in from Europe, and it had a license plate holder similar to yours. I founds an American frame that I liked. I just used the top two mounting holes, and used light 'n boltz license plate lights.

Flickr Photo Download: IMG_5813

I have some more detailed pictures if you need them, but don't have access to them right now

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 03:04 PM
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Rear Plate Brackets

Blair,

Here's a couple of pics of my 72 GTV brackets...hope they help...

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did you make them yourself?

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 07:42 AM
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License Plate Brackets

No those are stock (US Market) brackets.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Andrew, Peter and SurfCity,
Many thanks for your suggestions. I will play around and see what can work.
Happy motoring.
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Can you send the website..or that place they sale this brackets
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Finding existing ones is definitely easier but if you search is not successful, you can make your own. I posted a drawing of the brackets ...see below thread.

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car...tml#post843519


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