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Anyone know how to remove the front license frame?

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    Anyone know how to remove the front license frame?

    There seems to be 3 rivits holding it to the frame to the stock plastic grill.

    I was scared to pry it off. as not to damage the "camaro" plastic grill behind it.


    Any suggestions appreciated!
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    What I did was drill out the rivits.

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    Can't help you. While I have the front license plate frame for the 02 (still in the plastic wrapper) it was never installed.

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    I pried mine off as carefully as I could working each side of the rivits untill they popped out. There's a few light scratches in the plastic of the grille, but more obvious now is the 2 big holes. I need to start looking around to find something to put in there to kind of mask them. Any ideas out there?

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    not sure if the ws6 is the same as my old GTP which had a front cover.....on the bottom theres 2 hidden little screws u gata take out before it pops out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassplayer92 View Post
    I pried mine off as carefully as I could working each side of the rivits untill they popped out. There's a few light scratches in the plastic of the grille, but more obvious now is the 2 big holes. I need to start looking around to find something to put in there to kind of mask them. Any ideas out there?
    So there are 2 big holes behind the frame/backing??

    Maybe I'll try to drill them out...


    I did sneak a little peak behind it, because its a little flexible...
    and noticed the "Camaro" logo on the bumper. It would seem nicer than just having a black plastic license plate holder doing nothing.

    Since I dont need it anymore I just want to rip it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassplayer92 View Post
    I pried mine off as carefully as I could working each side of the rivits untill they popped out. There's a few light scratches in the plastic of the grille, but more obvious now is the 2 big holes. I need to start looking around to find something to put in there to kind of mask them. Any ideas out there?
    I bought an undrilled grill on Ebay for $20, and replaced my drilled grill.

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    I pulled mine out today. I just pulled it straight out. The previous owner used three long screws to hold the license frame on and drilled them into the bumper cover....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExStanger View Post
    I pulled mine out today. I just pulled it straight out. The previous owner used three long screws to hold the license frame on and drilled them into the bumper cover....
    You unscrewed them?

    I have dumb rivits!

    I'll try to post some pics.

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    I unscrewed the license plate frame and pulled out the black trim piece that fills in the front of the bumper cover. It popped out.

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    I have an undrilled grill...

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    I bought an undrilled grill on Ebay for $20, and replaced my drilled grill.
    I used for a week before I replaced with the SLP bowtie grill, didn't even get any bug guts on it.

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    hahaha i totally misread this post.....thought u were talking about the front lisence cover haha oops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich L View Post
    So there are 2 big holes behind the frame/backing??

    Maybe I'll try to drill them out...


    I did sneak a little peak behind it, because its a little flexible...
    and noticed the "Camaro" logo on the bumper. It would seem nicer than just having a black plastic license plate holder doing nothing.

    Since I dont need it anymore I just want to rip it off!
    No the holes are in the black plastic part where it says Camaro.

    I'll keep my eye on ebay for a new grill at a good price.

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    if you have a pair of snips i would cut the rivets off. What I did was take the whole grill piece out and then I work on the license plate. it was easier for me to do it that way... just my .02


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    I just tore mine out by hand cuz it made me angry, my grandpa would be pissed to hear that, anyways it was still totally fine.

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    you would have to know my grandpa total car guy but everything has to be super perfect, random thought.

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