Rusted/peeling paint ones go for $40, I spent $100 for My NOS one; even came with original factory installation instructions.Thanks for the help. BTW, WIW $25???
Works just fine.It appears in the pic you show it is a little different for the one I posted. Still work? Someone said it fits a 80 F body also? Correct?
I looked in the parts catalog ('79) everywhere I could think of, including the alphabetical index and there isn't a plate bracket listed for any car. Plate brackets were never installed at the factory. If it was going to a state that required a front plate, the bracket came in a bag in the trunk (along with antenna, wheel covers, etc) and would be installed during the PDI. Probably (a wild guess) there's a dealer accessory catalog that has it listed.
It also sticks out further. The 80-89 plate almost touches the bumper. The one you have was meant to be mounted in the middle of the 77-79 bumper and sticks out to clear the point.Works just fine.
The early 77-81 plate frames (what I have) used a full mounting plate instead of the two little tabs.
Cant comment on if they fit F bodies.