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License Plate Mounting Ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Brad H, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    Brad H

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    I recently bought a Marlin Crawler Rear Bumper. I'm now looking for ideas on how to mount the rear plate. I've searched and so far it looks like a hitch mount seems to be the best option. Pics are appreciated.

    Thanks for any help,

    Brad
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    JimBeam

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  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Looks good, but I'd prefer something on the bumper
     
  4. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    FWIW i saw some license plate brackets that mount to the receiver hitch....
     
  5. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    If you wanted it offset on the bumper, you might be able to create something with hose clamps to go around the tube and some type of looped metal or make a hole in the clamp and put a screw through it.

    There's also something similar which might be what you're looking for. http://www.autotrucktoys.com/jeep/R...Bumper-License-Plate-Bracket-P29188C3098.aspx (not sure on the diameter of the tubing, but you might end up having to do some bending/drilling for it to fit.) (that was just the first link I found - may find better pricing elsewhere)

    That might be a bit too redneck for ya though, in which case leaves drilling holes in the bumper, a hitch plate mount, or on the tailgate. If your state requires lighting your plate, dont forget to do that as well.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Yeah I saw that one. I decided to go with the hitch mount, but unfortunately the only size hitch I've seen is 2" and mine receiver is 2 1/2".

    Thanks for all the inputs
     
  7. Apr 29, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    the part of the mount that goes into the hitch is 2".... the reciever on your truck is 2 1/2"... thats what your looking for.

    we offer one that comes with an led light for the plate if your interested...
     
  8. Apr 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Put it in the back window. Less likely for a speed camera to get ya.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Sounds like that's my best option.
     
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