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Some of you have followed my adventures in buying a C6 Corvette, and I pulled the trigger on a 2013 Crystal Red model from Edmonton. The car was delivered on Monday, and I managed to get it registered/temporary plates. I'm getting the Ontario Safety Certification tomorrow, and will also be replacing the rims with C7 ones that I got a smoking deal on.

One of my first orders of business was to fashion a front license plate mount. After shopping online, I was shocked at the cost of some of them. $100 USD for a bent piece of metal sounded attrocious, so I did what any engineer would do and spent 5 hours making my own! I 3D printed a bracket, which I mounted to some angle brackets that I got from home depot. A bit of spray paint and 3M mounting tape, and voila!

Here are some photos so far, more to come once I "make it mine".

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Welcome to the club! That's a real beauty!

What are you planning on doing with the wheels you're removing?
 

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Post them in the "Parts for sale/wanted" portion of the Forum. You've got good odds being in Ontario with its larger population base.
 
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Seriously … Great Creativity on the front bracket :thumbs:

not as serious ...
always wondered what the net hourly rate of an "engineer" would cost … :Biggrin:
I was inspired by this one:

I have a 3D printer, so anytime I can make up an excuse to use it is a bonus. "Penny Wise/Dollar Stupid" perhaps, but it was a fun project, and I could tweak it so that i wouldn't have to bend the plate.

FYI: the front bumper angle is almost exactly 170° if anyone wants to know.
 

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I need to get my one of those removable mounts, though the police haven't pulled me over for not running a plate for many, many months.
 

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Yes, I am interested.
Are you getting rid of the split spoke wheels as pictured on the yellow one in your avatar? I was originally looking for a set of those, but settled on some C7 rims I found.
 

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Are you getting rid of the split spoke wheels as pictured on the yellow one in your avatar? I was originally looking for a set of those, but settled on some C7 rims I found.
These actually are C7 rims. I bent my original rims on the track and replaced them with these.

I intend on keeping them. Need a second set of wheels for hitting the track.
 
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always wondered what the net hourly rate of an "engineer" would cost … :Biggrin:
Minimum wage is basic net pay for a P.Eng until he has 30 years in. Then a small raise is usually in order. :angelic:
 

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Engineer bashing? I'm all in!

Ya know why they bury engineers 500 feet (152.4 m) deep? Because deep down they're not so bad.

PS. Just funnin' around. I've worked with many P. Eng. over many years. I have great respect. :happy:
:rofl: One of the nicer engineer jokes I have heard Richard.... lol
 

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Minimum wage is basic net pay for a P.Eng until he has 30 years in. Then a small raise is usually in order. :angelic:
Pretty much, unless you start your own business. Engineers are a dime a dozen, like MBA's these days ;)
 

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