After refurbishing a pair of 51 year old plates I could see certain disaster striking the front plate if I left it mounted in it's stock location (like bending over the top of the bumper). Refurbishing the plates took me about 4 hours, so an extra hour to make the bracket seemed like time well spent to place the plate where it's less likely to get bumped. I also think the plate looks better dropped down, slightly below the top of the bumper. Opinions??