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Front License Plate Frame?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EvilBetty, May 8, 2007.

  1. May 8, 2007 at 2:19 PM
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    EvilBetty

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    Anyone in a state that requires a front license plate figured out a solution for installing the front plate OTHER than mounting it right against the plate? Toyota tells me they do not offer a frame of any kind to mount the plate. I just can't stomach mounting a peice of cheap metal against my paint like that.
     
  2. May 8, 2007 at 2:21 PM
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    spp

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    I used foam weatherstrip to pad mine so no metal touches the paint.
     
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  3. May 8, 2007 at 2:32 PM
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  4. May 8, 2007 at 2:46 PM
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    I guess I was just looking for a more OEM solution. I hate having to jerry rig something like this.

    Why they didn't make a frame that stands off from the bumber / valance I have no idea.
     
  5. May 8, 2007 at 3:39 PM
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    evile

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    i went to autozone got a generic frame 2 screws hold it on then two more hold the plate on. it put 4 holes total in my bumper but im not gonna see it cause the plate is there and its never coming off so no biggie
     
  6. May 8, 2007 at 6:03 PM
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    I use the foam weatherstrip idea too. A strip on the top and bottom works great & keeps the plate off the paint. Done it with my Tundra and now with my tacoma.
     
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  7. May 8, 2007 at 7:11 PM
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    EvilBetty, at first I thought "what???" but your right nothing for padding. I'm going to buy one of them plates that has maybe a team logo or something and made of plastic and double it up.:cool:
     
  8. Feb 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM
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    Atleast you have the choice. When I went to pick up my 7.8 mile new truck, the dealer already punched two holes in the bumper for their Puking paper logo. And since I live in a state that does not provide or require a front plate, I was a little pissed. But I put a winch on two days later and not they're out of sight, so it was a wash.
    For polling purposes, I would choose the weather striping idea.
    Now that you mention it, My 97 Tacoma, mothers 06 Avalon nor my Ex-Fiance's 99 Camry have a front plate bracket. I would yonder to believe that they don't make such a thing.
     
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    good idea on the weatherstrip.....anyone know the best type/size crews to use?
     
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    Walmart sells a plastic generic frame that is the same size as a license plate. I used the stock plate screws with it and just flush mounted it with the plate. Too bad that the damage was already done from the plate when they screwed it on at the dealer (Nice 8 inch long scratch where the top of the plate rubbed against the bumper). I'll try to take a pic of it in the morning if I remember.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    Get a sticker of the plate printed and stick it on. so you wont have holes
     
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    I mounted mine right over the plastic dealer plate, same size and keeps the metal off the paint.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Just get a cheap black plastic (you could color match if you want) frame, flip it backwards then set your plate inside and mount. That way it's just plastic on plastic.

    *edit*
    Just noticed this is an old thread. Glad it came up!
     
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    daaaaaamn thats fancy as hell man, I like that a lot.
     
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    I took my front plate off. Washington requires a front plate, but I decided I'll take the ticket. Been driving for almost a year now without being pulled over.
     
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