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#689113 - 05/31/09 09:21 PM Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade  
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3rd generation Camaro rear plate holder that stays down when fueling unlike the factory Monte piece.Screws/plastic inserts one left off for mounting black finger hook, Round file for making holes slightly larger on plate, 10mm socket,extension,ratchet

Bare(old one in garbage can)don't over tighten screws on the black plastic housing

Lower longer screws used, leave loose for alignment once plate is installed


One white plastic insert left out of the square cut hole with black finger hook between plate and mount, fold up and align visually, fold back down when aligned and snug tighten lower screws.
Besides gas prices and fuel consumption you should enjoy fueling up again, set gas cap on plate holder when down, no more spring loaded plate holder.





#689167 - 06/01/09 01:18 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: KickinSS]  
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Just to add to the above info, B-body plate holders also stay down and are a direct swap as well. One of those nice simple mods that make you wonder why the general didn't do it for us!

Another tidbit you may not know for those that would rather not do the swap - our factory g-body plate holders have a half moon shaped stamping on them that is intended for the gas cap to be wedged into to hold the door open.



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#689611 - 06/02/09 04:10 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: 85_SS]  
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You mean 2nd gen Camaro, right? 3rd and 4th gen are in the body.

#689719 - 06/03/09 12:13 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: SinCitySid]  
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3rd, 1982-1992 Camaro, Firebird, etc, you have to drop it down to open the glass hatch on the camaro, as 85 SS pointed out other GM models can fit(crazy never heard of the half moon or noticed it before, around here Iroc style camaros are dime a dozen at the boneyard. I did leave out you will need a large flat blade screwdriver.





#690706 - 06/05/09 11:50 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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Not all 3rd gens had the fuel door under the license plate. My 85 T/A had the filler door in the drivers 1/4 panel.
I beleive thats what Sid was refeering too.


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#690799 - 06/06/09 06:23 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: Aeroaddict]  
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Originally Posted By: Aeroaddict
Not all 3rd gens had the fuel door under the license plate. My 85 T/A had the filler door in the drivers 1/4 panel.
I beleive thats what Sid was refeering too.


All 3rd gens had the fuel door in the quarter panel - it's the rear hatch lock/release that was under the license plate (which makes you wonder why they had the stay down plate holder??).



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#690833 - 06/06/09 02:04 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: 85_SS]  
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Hmm, my 85 never had the plate holder. The key hole/release was in the panel between the tailights. (bird panel)
Must be a Camaro only thing.


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#690852 - 06/06/09 03:05 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: Aeroaddict]  
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Firebird's had the license plate pocket molded into the bumper and Camaro's had the holder:







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#690860 - 06/06/09 03:56 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: 85_SS]  
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ok, so no Firebird my fault, mine was from a mid 80's Camaro, I love it, Enjoy,Jon





#698808 - 06/29/09 04:55 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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You can also use a plate holder from a mid 90's caprice or Buick Roadmaster. The nice thing about these is that they come with a rubber drip flap to keep fuel from getting on your bumper. I just installed one on my car. They stay down too.


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#705290 - 07/20/09 06:03 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: SPR-PWR]  
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I did mine a couple of years ago using one from an 80's caprice. Had to be around 86-89 since I used to have an 87 and it looked the same as the original one on the SS.




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#815016 - 08/05/10 03:22 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: sslover85]  
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Bump! bought one of these from the local F-body salvage and will be installing it tomorrow! After having two third gen camaros, myself, I cant believe I never thought to pull the tag bracket off of one to put onto my monte


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#815017 - 08/05/10 03:34 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: somcamaross]  
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Got mine off of the B body car. Love it. Like someone above said, why didn't GM do this form the factory.

#879544 - 06/15/11 04:43 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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Does the plate hold snug? seems like it might rattle around a little. and i cant tell exactly where the finger hook holds onto

#880097 - 06/18/11 08:37 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: sapper82]  
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it does hold tight
here is mine


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#889209 - 08/09/11 12:52 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: tonys57chevy]  
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I changed mine a number of years ago. It is a definite necessity. But I thought I got mine from a G-body cousin of ours...a Cutlass or Regal. I could be wrong, though...swapped mine 5 years ago.


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#892679 - 08/30/11 04:20 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: QuikZilver]  
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I pulled mine from a B-body. But I didn't throw the old one away. It wound up on the back of our Blazer to hide the hitch behind the plate. Flip-down.

angela

#906426 - 12/02/11 03:57 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: Dad's SS]  
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thanks for the tip imma be doing this to my ride soon . i usually just jam the gas cap between the hinge lol .


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#906533 - 12/02/11 10:37 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: MonteMan29]  
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Got mine off of a 94 caprice but I had to drill the holes more to the sides


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#1023551 - 04/27/15 08:39 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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jest did this to mine 84ss at 70,ooo miles why I didn't do it sooner I will never know and as said before WHY THE F DIDN'T GM DO IT ! iroc one bolts right on .

#1024929 - 05/26/15 09:22 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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I did this mod and love it! Good write up

#1055644 - 02/05/18 02:18 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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Don't mean to revive an old, I very new to G body's, 1 month to be exact. When the reference is made to B Body, what models are being pointed to? Thanks

#1055733 - 02/08/18 03:05 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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B bodys were the gm full size cars, like the caprice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_B_platform

#1055888 - 02/13/18 10:50 PM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: gmguy3car]  
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Here is a full list of the GM platforms, some I didn't know.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GM_platforms


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#1055903 - 02/15/18 01:32 AM Re: Rear License Plate Mount Fold Down Upgrade [Re: Warriorridge]  
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Thanks Warrior!


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