I chopped 8 inches off my tail. I removed the license plate light and used the rubber grommets and metal inserts with a bracket I made from aluminum sheet. I installed my bracket in the holes left from the license light and chopped just below the original holes for the stock plate bracket. If I want I can re-install my plate light and stock plate bracket. I wanted a stockish look and wanted to keep the original turn signals. Much cleaner looking IMO.