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Focus ST "No Drill" front license plate bracket

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  1. TORQJNKY

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    I've had a few requests for a "No Drill" front license plate bracket for the new Ford Focus ST because guys don't like the license plate in the middle of the upper grill. Turns out that the 99-04 Mustang bracket I sell fits the Focus ST as well. There aren't too many places to attach the bracket so here is what I've come up with.

    Below shows the bracket attached centered and off to the side (drivers side). You can also put it out to the extreme right or left under the fog light, but it doesn't look as good.

    30 of the 50 U.S. States require a front license plate to be displayed and some, like CA, have fines as high as $157.00. I am not saying you have to run a front plate and I realize it's that last thing most Cobra/Mach 1 owners want to do. I am only providing you with a solution and 100's of Cobra customers so far, like this solution as well.

    Craig's Custom Mustang Brackets is offering it's "No Drill" Front License Plate Bracket at a 10% discount off (non sale prices) to SVTP members. "Absolutely No Drilling" is required and install/removal can be done in a matter of minutes. Put it on to drive and take it off to show/race. Heck, keep it in your trunk or behind your seat with your plate mounted to it and if you get pulled over, get it out, install it and say you forgot to put it back on after you washed your car last time. :shrug:

    All my brackets have rubber bumper protection in place, so no metal part of the bracket ever touches the painted portion of the car. They are hand crafted out of architectural grade aluminum, powder coated or polished and come with all stainless steel hardware.

    Satin Black Powder Coated: $43.95 (Shipping $7.50) (This is a SVTP forum member only price).

    PM me for details on how to purchase this bracket at the discounted price. I accept Paypal, Check, Money Order or I can take your order over the phone with a Credit Card (Visa, M/C, AMEX, Discover). International customers contact me for shipping options.

    Please visit Welcome to Craig's Custom Mustang Brackets for more info!

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    I am one of those people that refuse to run a front plate especially if I have to drill through anything. My only concern with the positioning your showing is that is where most of the air comes from for the intercooler.
     
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    I am going with the COBB intercooler. No worries about block it with the plate down low like that.

    Thanks for posting Craig. I will post it up on the other site.
     
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    Let me just chirp in here and say Craig makes a very fine product, and is a fair person to deal with.

    That's my ST in the photos, and had I known the damn dealer was going to *rivet* the freaking plate bracket onto the front grill, I would have told them to back off and not touch it. Guess I assumed they were just going to bolt it on.

    Got a service appt coming up, and will ask them how hard would it be to remove it, as I'd much rather use Craig's bracket.
     
  5. TORQJNKY

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    It's an option so guys don't have to drill their car. You can run it off to the side to free up air flow if that's a worry. If your worried about looks, take it off and put it in your back seat. If you get stopped, you can say you forgot to put it on after you washed/showed your car. Pretty simple. Some guys can go a lifetime without being hassled about a front plate, but others aren't so lucky and a $100+ fine can be painful.

    No problem Jason. Appreciate the support!

    Thanks Jeff! Appreciate you letting me take her for a spin around the block. These are cool little cars. :beer: I was thinking about it last night. You should be able to drill those rivets out and put a couple of black push clips in the holes and you wouldn't even know they were there. You could even paint the head of the push clip gloss black to match the upper grill.
     
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    I also got one of these brackets for my cobra bumper. But I never got a chance to put it on. But I dont realize I could use it on my ST. I just sold it to a friend. He put it on his charger. So I will get another in the near future. Great Quality as well!
     
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    I'd like to see pics of the 03/04 Cobra bracket installed on the Charger :rockon: If it looks good, I can expand my offerings to that car as well. Thanks.

    r/Craig
     
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    Soon as I can get a pic and upload it. If the bottom bar that the swivel part sits on could be a little longer it would be perfect for a charger. 1/4-1/2" is all it would need.
     
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    I have my 03 Cobra bracket sitting around the garage, AWESOME news that it will fit. I've gotten 2 no plate tickets on the ST within 3 weeks of each other from Meter Maids of all people. :cuss:

    Craig's brackets are awesome. :beer:
     
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    Yes sir, fits like a champ. :beer:
     
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    I appreciate all the sales to date! TTT.
     
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    And I appreciate your avatar.

    Haven't decided what I am going to do yet with mine. I wanted the motorized front plate setup, but after installing one, they aren't as sturdy as I thought they would be and that car is back for me to do some stuff to and the plate now hangs down to where it will get caught on speed bumps.

    I might try my luck with putting it in the dash, but who knows. I really just want nothing up there, even temporary. LOL

    What I may end up doing is picking one up from you and just leave it in the car and if I get pulled over just tell them I just got the bracket and didn't put it on yet.
     
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    I saw on another forum a guy said he put one on a 2013 focus SE. Do you happen to have a pic of that? I don't want to drill up my bumper.
     
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    I don't have any other pics. I don't see why it wouldn't fit the SE and Titanium as well, I just haven't tried it myself.
     
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    Left you a message Craig.
     
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    Got your voicemail. I'm playing golf with a wedding party today. I'll give you a call tomorrow. Thanks!
     
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    Ordered mine earlier this week. Thanks Craig. :beer:
     
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    Thanks! I should get more in today or tomorrow. Waiting to hear back from my powder coater this morning with a status. Sales have been ramping up on this bracket!
     

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