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Flip Down License Plate Holder - Manual (79-17 All)

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  • Great for Customized Mustangs
  • Hides Front License Plate
  • Fits All Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out these flip down license plate holders, available either motorized or manually operated, fitting all 79 and newer Mustangs. If you live in one of the many states that burden your ride with the unsightly front license plate, I totally feel your pain, not only is it not very attractive, but it also forces you to drill holes into your front bumper cover which is never a good thing. This flip down license plate holder is a great way to hide that front plate whenever you’re at a car show or your next spy mission, and is available in 2 different options: a motorized version that operates with the simple touch of a button, or a more budget friendly manual version. Both options mount to the underside of the front bumper but ultimately it’s up to you to decide where you’d like to place the kit. As you can see on our 2013 GT behind me we had the kit installed dead center on our front bumper. I have seen some of our customers install it on either the left or right side which does look good as well. Depending on which option you decide to go with your install time may vary slightly, for instance the manual version requires no wiring whatsoever, therefore you can expect to get that one done in about 30 minutes, on the other hand the motorized version does require a small amount of wiring in addition to the small work needing to be done underneath the car, therefore you can expect to spend about an hour on that one. Either way, if you should need any help whatsoever, you can always reference the detailed instructions on this product page. Even though Johnny Law may require a front plate in your state doesn’t mean you have to display it all the time, right? Well, if you’re looking for a cool way to hide that front plate at your next show, be sure to check out one of these flip down licence plate holders right here at AmericanMuscle.com

Great Custom Touch. Lets face it a front license plate is a big eyesore on any Mustang at a car show, but what if there was a way to hide it at a show and have it reappear when you're ready to go? Well now you can with the Flip Down License Plate Holder from AmericanMuscle.

Manually Operated. The Flip Down License Plate Holder installs under your bumper so that you can slide your license plate down under the front bumper for a clean sleek show winning appearance. And when you're ready to go back on the roads you can slide your license back out to return it to it's original upright position for everyone to see.

Application. This Manual Flip Down License Plate Holder is designed to fit on all year Ford Mustangs with it's universal mounting kit. Intended for show use only.Technical Note: This is a universal license plate holder that will require drilling into the factory bumper for installation. It is not compatible with the CS/Boss Front Fascia with Splitter, Roush Body Kit, 03-04 Cobra Chin Spoiler or Mach 1 Chin Spoilers. It may not fit with other aftermarket chin spoilers as well.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (1) One polymer transport plate
  • (4) Four zinc machine screws
  • (3) Three rubber expanding nuts
  • (3) Three washers
  • (3) Three tapping screws
  • (2) Two rubber stick pads
  • (1) One 12 inch hanger bracket
  • (3) Three flat nuts
  • (1) One 3/8 phillips truss
  • (1) One 10-32 nut
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • Bullitt - 01, 08, 09
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
  • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
  • GT350 - 16, 17

Not compatible with the CS/Boss Front Fascia with Splitter, Roush Body Kit, 03-04 Cobra Chin Spoiler or Mach 1 Chin Spoilers.

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5/5
FLIP DOWN LISCENSE HOLDER

works well, instalation easy

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5/5
Works Great

This item works awesome, hides the plate perfectly so it's not an eye sore, yet allows you to show it so the big bad policeman doesn't pull you over. Installation was a breeze, you can either follow the ...

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Works at track days? Hello, I was just wondering if the license plate would stay secure on this holder during a track event.

Foster

  • The license plate secures to the holder just like any other. This holder needs to be rated for highway use, so I see no reason why it wouldn't hold tight for a track event. Just stay out of the gravel pit and you'll be fine!

    Brazen11

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Will this work with a chin spoiler Wondering if it will fit good with a lower front chin spoiler on an 05 GT

Terminator916

  • Yeah, you just have to bolt it below the bumper where the air goes for your radiator. That's what I had to do with my 04 Cobra.

    Trevor04Cobra

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will this work on A Cervini Eleanor Body kit?? will this work on a Cervini Eleanor

Maggieo

  • It just needs a flat under bumper area to attach. Or you can fabricate a bracket to facilitate somewhat horizontal surface to attach it to. The plate itself is spring loaded when it becomes fully extended.

    Eedd

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How will this work with RTR front Chin Spoiler Thinking about installing the RTR Front Chin Spoiler and was wondering how this would work with it. Also any advise on how to fix the holes left by the factory installed front license plate holder, in NY so they come with them.

joshsmith3178

  • You would have to drill at least two holes in the spoiler - if your car is lowered, you will scrape it a lot on uneven road surfaces. I have a stock front fascia on my '06 and lowered car 1.5" and I always had to check it and repair. It takes up about another 1.5" once installed - but it's a good product - just a bit delicate and takes up room. I am looking into the other type now, the type that you only attach a small flush bracket to the underneath of the car (sticks out only about .5" when installed) and the license plate attaches/detaches from car entirely when not in use or for car shows. Hope this helps!

    Inquisitive

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Does it fit on a 2015 eco boost?

Scantu07

  • If the front end is stock, it should. The thing to keep in mind, that bumper has a more curved surface. My solution if it needs to be "kinda shimed" is to go to a hardware store. They have various rubber washers. These are black and easy to use. (I went out and bought some to have. It has saved me more than a few trips out for them.)

    Jaayee2

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Will this plate bracket work on a 2015 Mustang GT with the Performance Package? I only see pictures of older body styles, and the Performance Package has a different splitter.

Brandon

  • The kit works great and comes with multiple sets of fasteners to make it work pretty much anywhere with all type lower fascia. It will work on all mustang years and most other models of cars or trucks for that matter. It can be placed in very unique locations as a result, making it great for those who like to customize the look and even venture outside of traditional placement. I have a 2006 GT lowered and it looks great - it was nice to have multiple ways to attach it. Holder itself is sturdy I have scraped it up many times on parking blocks - which sucks, but is my fault - point is it has/will withstand some abuse as well.

    Inquisitive

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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.064748 4.1
  • Appearance 4.601449 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.362319 4.4



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 24, 2016

    Excellent

    I got installed and locks very nice, in my Mustang GT 2017, I do loved

    Bob

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 11, 2016

    Flip Down License Plate Holder

    great product easy installation keeps the front bumper looking clean front plate stays out of site till you need it operates smooth and easy

    als2000

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 06, 2016

    Flip down plates

    I think it's really helpful when you want to show up to a car show and hide your license. I also think it looks better even if you don't flip it down at all.

    Hima

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 17, 2016

    Mustang

    It look very cool and really easy to installed. i would definitely recommend to everyone.

    Mustang

    Year: 2016 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    July 15, 2016

    Flip down license plate

    I think the product is great. The instal was pretty easy took about 1/2 Hr the only anoyying thing was I had to jack up the car. But I haven't had any problems with it.

    Hockeybro11

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    June 16, 2016

    Good idea bad design

    Good product setting it up is a lot more complicated than what it should be according to the instructions

    Mohammad

    Year: 2016 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 17, 2016

    OUTSTANDING

    To me.... Nothing kills the look of a car more then a plate on the front of Stang. 99 SALEEN 3" off the ground

    Speedracer

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 23, 2016

    Not for a 2015 mustang

    I ordered this piece for my 2015 mustang and there is an air deflector that does not allow This piece to be installed in the center. I had to put it off to the side. It looks nice because I usually leave it hidden but it's not what I expected...

    EE1230

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 23, 2016

    Real clean!!

    I just got a cobra front end and I didn't want to drill no ugly holes so I got this and when it's down you can't even tell its there!

    50KID

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 03, 2014

    Fell off after 2 days

    This item fell off the car after two days...it was secure on the car but freeway speeds were too much and it fell off.

    twstd50

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Bay Area

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 14, 2014

    Front plate holder

    I had the dealer install my front plate with this kit. The spring is very weak and won't stay flipped up.

    Sutton32

    Year: 2012 Submodel: Other Miamisburg, OH, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      The spring very well may be defective if it's not functioning properly. We can have a replacement shipped out to you without a problem. I'll be sure one of our CS representatives gets in contact with you shortly and have this handled.

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 16, 2013

    Works as it should!

    Good product, works like a charm. I am a photography student so i take a lot of images of my car this makes it very convenient to get that ugly rectangle out of the picture. The only downside is that you can see the bracket when the license plate in down. But that is just nitpicking. Either way this is a great product, if your in the market for this, its worth every penny.

    GHIG13

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Chicago, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 01, 2012

    Best idea for a fox body GT

    Looks great on my fox GT. plate sits nice when displayed and folds away perfect when I don't want it displayed. Installation is a breeze and only 3 small holes need to be drilled underneath where they will never be seen. If you have a fox GT and are sick of being hassled by the local "smokeys" this product is for you. Highly recommended!!

    5LugCriff

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Chicago, IL, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 2/5

    February 19, 2011

    Flip Down License Plate

    The mounting bracket does not conform to the underside of my 08 Bullitt. And the metal strap cannot be used because the area behind the bumper bottom is sealed and there is no place to mount it. I had to shim the bracket to conform it to the curve under the front bumper. I suggest that either shims be included and/or better yet, the bracket be curved to match the underside. If it is flush with the bottom of the bumper, it is more out of sight and mounts more securely.

    tom

    Year: 2008

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    FLIP DOWN LISCENSE HOLDER

    works well, instalation easy

    David S

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Works Great

    This item works awesome, hides the plate perfectly so it's not an eye sore, yet allows you to show it so the big bad policeman doesn't pull you over. Installation was a breeze, you can either follow the instructions or get a little creative like I did. Highly recommend this product to everyone with a mustang that wants to hide the front plate.

    Chris Holmes

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    awesome product!

    installation is easy. awesome product works just how i expected it to work!

    William Cappella

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Did you know you don't have a license plate on the front of your vehicle?

    Every true mustang enthusiast knows that a front license plate ruins the steaming sexuality of our cars. How could you possibly love "8LT BFQ" standing out like a sore thumb on the front of your insanely customized beast? Some may ask why not get a personal plate? If we think about it for a minute its like having an extremely hot naked woman hold up a license plate in front of her...you get the point. This product allows you to hide the ugly scar your car is otherwise burdened with, and still be street legal. If that doesn't convince you to buy this product, there is also the feeling like being the bad ass Jason Statham from "The transporter" with your own mechanized flip down license plate. Still not convinced? How about it only takes a few (well worth it) minutes to install? Lets do a quick recap, Hot Chick, Mustang, You're a Badass in just a few minutes.

    Austin Santoro

    Helpful (26) (7)

  • 5/5

    April 22, 2010

    Great fit

    I drive a 2007 Shelby GT and had never put the plate to the front of my car until now. The flip Down holder made it easy everything you need was in the package and I put it on in about 15 min. This product is Great would recommend it to all even my Ford Dealer is going to look in to it.

    Bob

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (7) (1)

  • 4/5

    November 24, 2011

    Not for Mach 1's

    I would have given it 5 stars except it doesnt fit 03-04 mach 1. Wish the website would have recognized that fact, otherwise I wouldnt have bought it.

    Mach1

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

    Helpful (5) (0)

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