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Cobra4me
08-17-2005, 12:39 AM
Well went to the body shop today to get an estimate on repair of my front bumper. To fill the front holes made by the license plate holder on the front of my 04 will cost me 475. to put on the black license plate holder is not an option. what do you guys think about the price? what would you do in my place??

cobrabitn
08-17-2005, 12:52 AM
Well...if it were me and I had a car that already had one installed and I had to pay $475.00 to fix it, I would do this.... :)

InfamousSVT
08-17-2005, 01:38 AM
Yeah, since it all ready has the plate holder on it, I'd just purchase a SCMC plate to put on it.............or if you just really really wanted it painted and fixed, rearend someone and have insurance pay for it :rotf: :rotf:

casey99COBRA
08-17-2005, 05:23 AM
you can buy a whole new bumper cover and just about have it painted for that much. i can get the front cover for $260

ausie
08-17-2005, 08:46 AM
I think that is stupid that some states require two plates on one car. What is the point of that anyway? I would hate to see what the cost would be if it was a mystichrome.

sssvtcobra
08-17-2005, 02:15 PM
RobK17th,

I too have been getting estimates to remove the front license plate bracket and repair the front bumper. The two estimates I got were around $450 from my local Ford dealer, and about $465 from a reputable shop in town. I'm going to check out two more shops then make my final decision. I have thought about doing what Casey99 had said. That way they don't have to repair anything, just paint it. It wouldn't be alot more.

wvmystichrome
08-17-2005, 07:19 PM
Hey RobK17th, I pm'd you on something I thought you might be interested in. Its also in your post in the lounge. It has links to the items and all.

beerkat
08-18-2005, 10:49 AM
I had only had my car for about a week when a lady decided that she would put her front license plate bolts through my rear bumber. This is how I repaired the holes:thumbsup:

Cobra4me
08-18-2005, 06:57 PM
your crazy man lol

nckissfan
08-19-2005, 10:17 PM
good thing your car didn't blow up, beerkat:thumbsup:

Fig
08-24-2005, 06:00 PM
This might be an option. Its a molded urethane piece that fills the front license plate recess for a smooth appearance. It just needs painted to your color type. Seen it at FastForwardLtd.com show at $34.00

Cobra4me
08-25-2005, 01:34 AM
This might be an option. Its a molded urethane piece that fills the front license plate recess for a smooth appearance. It just needs painted to your color type. Seen it at FastForwardLtd.com show at $34.00 Do you have a link??

Fig
08-25-2005, 11:04 AM
I may have jumped the gun for this on a cobra. Looking at some pictures it did not look like the Cobra has a recess like the standard GTs, but I don't own one:( so I could be wrong. If you want to look at it go to www.fastforwardltd.com (http://www.fastforwardltd.com) under Ford Mustang, and Ford Focus body kits. It is toward the bottom.

ORANGE CRUSH
08-25-2005, 05:35 PM
I'd just get a new bumper.