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Old 03-14-2009, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Custom Ecomodder License Plate Frame- 11.99

Picked this up at Autozone for 11.99 plus tax, but I had a gift card left over from last summer... so I ended up using that.

Here is the stock photo from bellautomotive.com



I've been after one for a long time but they seem to be a little hard to find. I got the only one they had on the shelf.

Mine is silver, which I actually like better than the white because I have silver wheels and a couple chrome accents on my car... I think white would have looked too cheap.

I haven't had a chance to put it on the car yet, because I don't have any plate bolts that will fit in the holes on it, but here is a scan of the frame with my "personalized message". It fits perfect:


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Old 03-14-2009, 03:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool find. I think I have seen a similar version at Target. I would do that, except my frame is "already taken".

Ha ha, inplace of "save fuel", maybe you could use magnets to have a "## MPG"

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Would be cool to have an official ecomodder plate frame to alert other drivers

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Old 05-12-2009, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks great, I like it. I've never seen a make-your-own license frame before.
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Maybe one of the moderators should look in to CafePress. They have a license plate frame option that includes pictures as well. Looks like the starting price for the frame is $9.99. See example below.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The problem with the frames from cafeexpress is that they corrode after just one winter in the North East. I had one that said "My hybrid kicks gas", and I had to toss it after one winter. Just looked crappy.
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That's unfortunate. Even though cafe press is nice, I haven't decided to use it because EcoModder won't be able to guarantee the quality.
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Seems fair. I can't say I've tried one of the frames. Rather poor choice in materials I guess.
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Make a few calls to local machine shops, I bet somebody could crank one out in solid aluminum on a CNC mill. Pricey but sturdy.
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Make a few calls to local machine shops, I bet somebody could crank one out in solid aluminum on a CNC mill. Pricey but sturdy.
I doubt we'd be able to make the sales volume to make it cheap enough for users or use to buy though, which is the trouble with things like that.

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