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front licensce plate installation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by capt14, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    capt14

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    I just recieived my metal tags from the MVA. When I went to put them on, i noticed the previous owner installed the tag without any protection. Now the front bumper has a groove in the paint where the bottom of the plate was.

    Did anyone do anything to keep the front plate from scoring ( deep groove) the bumper? i would like to keep it original for the time being.
    This is the first auto I have had where there is not a designated recess for the plate.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    mine started to do that, so i put a few washers behind the plate to space it out 1/8" or so from the truck. Doesn't rub on the bottom now.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    thanks, I was thinking about how to get it off the bumper.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    Pugga

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    I bent the bottom of the plate forward so it wouldn't rub :D
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Welcome to TW!!! When I bought my truck the same thing had happened so I put a layer of that foam weather stripping along the bottom and that worked great.
     
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