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Front License Plate Drilling

Discussion in 'New Members' started by dcbaker15, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    dcbaker15

    dcbaker15 [OP] New Member

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    Any recommendations on exact drill bit size and type of screws to use to mount a front license plate? Also, is there any non drilling options for 2012 Tacos?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Rich91710

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    I bought a bracket kit from Pep Boys to hold the plate away from the bumper cover.
    It included self-tapping screws... similar to wood screws... and just drove the screws in. Took a bit of pressure but they bit and threaded in.

    If you look carefully, there are two dimples where the screws go.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Yep, what he said.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Norton

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    Welcome to TW! Since this section is for introductions only, recommend you peruse the 2nd Gen. Tacomas and Technical Chat forums for advice on your license plate question.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Try finding a bracket that won't cause you to drill into the paint in case you change your mind , eba or autozone should have some
     
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