Has anybody come up with a solution on how to attach a front number plate without drilling holes into the bumper?
Nailing it is probably the most secure way. I'll probably use ringshank nails to be sure they don't pull out.
Tesla ships it with a very strong two-sided tape, which I've heard is quite reliable.
+1 Xerogas. Tape is good, but Tesla is also recommending some spot welding around the edges to help secure it.
BTW Silo I'm not trolling your thread, I'd like to know also. I think ultimately it will require drilling, though.
IDC - I live in GA
Does the current Model S front license plate bracket have screws securing it to the bumper? I've seen videos of it being removed and there's a bracket that is held to the bumper with adhesive. A second bracket is screwed to the first, then the plate is screwed into the second bracket.
Why would be Model 3 be different?
The refreshed Model S uses two screws in the bottom, and is not visible if the plate holder is removed. I'm about 95% sure the Model X has drilled holes in front, so the 3 could follow the S design (good) or the X design (not so good).
I made a magnetic holder so there are no holes for my first (pre-refresh S): https://teslatap.com/modifications/magnetic-front-license-plate/
Something similar might work for the 3. I spent quite a bit of time making a magnetic holder for the refreshed S, but alias, it hasn't worked out well (yet). I know of another company that is working on a different design that will attach without drilling. Once that's available, I'll add it to my modifications list.