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License Plate Frames

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by matt636, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Feb 3, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    matt636

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    So I would think license plate sizes are pretty standard, although I could be wrong. with that said, the rear plate is waaaaay tight as far as height.

    I'd like to get a couple license plate frames (front & back), but am worried about the back one considering the height issue.

    Does anyone on here make them or recommend ones that fit good? I looked for TRD ones online, but all had mixed reviews. If possible I wouldn't mind even a cover (smoked or clear)...

    Let's see what you got! A link would be appreciated too :)!
     
  2. Feb 3, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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    what? no no no no.
    is this real life? are we really talking about a damn plate frame?
    second thought, bet that scotty guy knows of a good one
    thanks for being a firefighter.
     
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    I had to redrill holes in the proper place to use a standard metal frame.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2017 at 9:41 PM
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    I bought a clear cover one time. It didn't fit. So now I'm running pretty bare.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2017 at 2:08 AM
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    I don't use a frame either just because of my preference on the look. I did use galvanized washers for mounting to avoid a rusty ring on the plate.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    Stay tuned. I will have fully customizable black plastic frames listed in my store soon.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    Good to hear, i'm happy with your decals on my inlays so happy to give you more business for this :)
     
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    Here is mine it's at least 20 yrs oldimage.jpg
     
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    Little boys and big dogs? I don't get it

    :notsure:
     
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    Standard pedophile plate.... likes dogs too apparently. :D
     
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    It's from a 1998 Nissan truck commercial
    I just added the part about little boys also
    Because my wife says I will never grow up but will just grow old
     
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    Please check local regulations. Some frames can be judged by law enforcement to obscure plate info.

    Remember, to get pulled over, the LEO only needs to believe the frame is blocking plate info.

    I would rather go with no frame. My work hours put me on the roads at low traffic times. I've been pulled over just because my travel times were near bar closing times. I don't need the hassle. I just want to go to bed.
     
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  18. Feb 4, 2017 at 6:44 PM
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    not sure about for where you guys all are but here cars get different plates than trucks.
    Not sure if the size is different though.
    Just my plates are black writing where others are blue.
    and for trucks that stupid sticker you need to buy is on the front not the back.

    Never looked at the size. I mean they look the same but never know could be a little smaller or bigger and just can't tell without measuring.

    For the covers though...check state laws. I know here in Ontario Canada they're illegal if smoked, and if they 'obstruct' the plate. So in the winter if they are dirty you'll get pulled over. I've been pulled over for them multiple times and been given a written warning. In which I was pulled over again for it and the cop told me if I do not remove them right now he's writing me a ticket. I don't think he expected me to have tools in my car to remove them haha.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    I'm too lazy to go get a picture. I don't have one on the truck, but my fun car has a plate frame on the back that says "Have more fun" (top) and "drive a manual" (bottom).
     
  20. Feb 4, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    On one of my previous cars, I literally wanted a silicone rubber like cell phone case... something that just grabbed the edge of the frame to keep it from rubbing on paint. Never found anything, so ended up with a length of rubber door sill protectors kinda like this https://www.amazon.com/MATCC-Shape-...6263688&sr=1-1&keywords=rubber+door+protector
    but with a bit of sticky glue in the U and just cut it around the plate. Looks pretty stock and clean (no pic, sold the car) and only added about a 1/16 or so to the plate border. About the smallest you can get.
     
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