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SpeedForm 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 SpeedForm Flip Down License Plate Holder from AmericanMuscle.

Manually Operated. The SpeedForm 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 SpeedForm 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
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 ...

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1/5
not so good

I have a 2012 V6, Mustang Club of America package car. This holder requires either cutting the air dam or using it in the flipped up mode only. It\'s a one size fits all item that does not fit on my 2012. ...

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Will this fit on the 2016 GT with the performance package?

Bone

  • The Flip Down License Plate Holder - Manual (79-17 All) will work with the performance package mustangs.

    Ricky36

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Why do some reviews says no drilling required? 2013 btw.

Radtaco

  • Everyone has their own specific ways of installing this holder. Our required method for installation will be to drill the holes that are stated within our instruction guide.

    KevinD92

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Will this fit a 1995 Mustang GT with your chin spoiler. Thank you.

JamesL

  • Since this will require you to drill into the factory bumper for installation, this will not be compatible with the SpeedForm chin spoiler available for the 1994-1998 Mustangs.

    KevinD92

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will this fit my 17 with the cervinis C-series chin spoiler???

FernandoO

  • Hello! The SpeedForm Flip Down License Plate Holder is designed to fit a factory chin spoiler, and may not fit as well on your Cervini's C-series spoiler.

    VincentV

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Will this work on a 2015 with the MMD chin spoiler?

BrettW

Will it fit on 2003 mustang cobra

bilalc

  • Hello! The SpeedForm Flip Down License Plate Holder will not fit a 2003 Mustang Cobra

    VincentV

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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.11399 4.1
  • Appearance 4.572917 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.333333 4.3



  • 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)

  • 1/5

    August 23, 2011

    not so good

    I have a 2012 V6, Mustang Club of America package car. This holder requires either cutting the air dam or using it in the flipped up mode only. It\'s a one size fits all item that does not fit on my 2012. wasted my money on this one!

    Dan

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (8)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 5/5

    April 06, 2011

    Mustang Flip Down Plate

    This is an awesome and versatile product. Just got my bumper done and i didnt want to drill holes in it. The license plate holder was the perfect solution.

    Kevin T

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    February 26, 2010

    Awesome

    I love the this plate bracket! It came with everything I needed to make a custom install on my Cts-V. Would deffinetly recomend for anyone who needs a front plate to be legal, but want a clean front bumper!

    Jason

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Flip Down Holder

    The Flip Down License Plate Holder is a great product because being from Maryland you are required to have a license plate on both the front and back of the vehicle. Instead of drilling holes in the front bumper of my Mustang I chose to go with the flip down holder. Its a great product thats easy to install and also doesn't hurt the body of your Mustang that can be seen. If I am driving through Maryland and need to have my license plate seen its there but if I am going to a show or driving in another state and don't want the license plate to be seen to take away from the car I just flip it down and slide it back under the bumper. This def. a great product for your Mustang if your thinking about buying one.

    Sean Shehan

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    April 01, 2011

    Great flip down plate for my 2012 Boss

    Perfect fitment for 2012 Boss Mustang. Does not block cooling airflow when installed in center of facia. One problem on installation was the rubber expanding nuts; they pull out, so I had to use the washer head screws on the front attachment points as well as the rear single slot.

    Charlie

    Year: 2012 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (3)

  • 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)

    • 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

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 09, 2013

    Best option without drilling holes

    Install was a snap with this one. The kit includes everything you'll need to complete the project. Just drill 3 holes in the bottom of the bumper and you're good to go. A small amount of the mounting bracket is visible when the plate is stowed. If you have a v-shaped front, I would recommend installing the plate holder off to the side. The plate hangs a bit low - under 8 inches.

    MrBad

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Denver, CO

    Helpful (2)

  • 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

    Helpful (2)

  • 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)

  • 3/5

    July 24, 2011

    Does not fit 2011 V6 without some cutting

    On the 2011 V6, there is a plastic lip below painted bumper that impedes this license from being flush with the front bumper unless you cut into it. Thankfully, I actually had my local Ford dealership install this for me, and they did a fantastic job. But, beware if you have this body style, because you will either have it sticking out about 3"... or you'll have to cut that black plastic lip to make it flush. Still, it was better than drilling holes into the front of my bumper.

    Erika

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 02, 2017

    Wish we had Michigan law here in Ohio

    Easy install. Couldn't stand look of front plate on an American Icon! Now it's time to bondo and fix the bumper holes.

    163MFordFan

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

    Helpful (1)

  • 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)

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