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Better Front License plate mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrubicon, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    jrubicon

    jrubicon [OP] Active Member

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    Got my truck a few days ago and im already busy with custom fabs.

    this one just moved the lic plate up, making airflow to radiator better. the only holes i did are under the plastic, nothing in the front. Used scrap aluminum. Ill be making more custom pieces on this truck, welder fabricator here...

    BEFORE- [​IMG]

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  2. May 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    gasgasman

    gasgasman ASE Master Tech.

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    When I mounted my plate, I tried going up high. It just didn't look right.
     
  3. May 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    StrikeSwiftly

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    Wow OP, im amazed at how tight of a spot you got that truck in!

    Plate relocation looks good IMO.
    Will be interesting to see what types of things you come up with.
     
  4. May 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    why some states still require a front tag is beyond me. :notsure:
     
  5. May 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    Jux

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    It's been years since I've seen someone chasing the cops here but the state still wants me to have mine ...
     
  6. May 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    Did you crawl out thru the rear slider? lol. Nice plate mount btw
     
  7. May 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    stay in point guys, licens plate not garage space, lol.

    Ya, you can get a ticket without front plates in CA, mostly just the desparate cops. To be honest, every car ive had, ive never put front plates on. But i have custom plates i want to put on from my old truck. KRTHALR

    Next project, alum flush tonneau cover.

    oh yeah, garage is a tight fit only park it in at night. im 130 lbs, i fit anywhere, your sister? lol jk
     
  8. May 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    Did you consider rubber washers on the bolts and 2 rubber spacers up front to eliminate damage to the plastic from vibrations? Even 2 way 3M foam tape would work.

    I'll leave the sister comment alone in the interest of staying on topic;)
     
  9. May 3, 2013 at 3:33 AM
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    stump jumper

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    in Texas you see several people every day with front plates on the dash. Also, a lot of people (mostly in BMers, etc.) think they can put a personal plate on the front. Obviously the law is not enforced here. I am looking for a light bar for my 13 and noticed a lot of them cover up the plate. A couple of years ago Tx passed a law that a frame cannot even cover part of lettering on plate. Why they pass these stupid laws is beyond me.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    any plans on selling these?
     
  11. Aug 20, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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    just wrap it around the lower cross bar, no need for a bracket...
    [​IMG]

    looks like this from the side

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    Nice mount. Here in VA you must have one. I know several people who have gotten tickets.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    Did you have to drill holes for those bolts you mounted to the bumper?
     
  14. Jul 6, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    yes, if you look closely at the 3rd picture from the top, from pic of truck form dealer, you can see 2 6 mm bolts.
    Its impossible to drill since nothing will fit in that small of a space,
    so i use a allen wrench, L shaped, with a vice grip on one end, and a candle on the other to heat the allen wrench.
    melted a hole.

    the allen wrench provides a way to get it in there and melt a hole for bolt
     
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