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"No drill" front license plate mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by teamfast, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 7, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    teamfast

    teamfast [OP] Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    Will soon be moving to a province that requires front plates. I'd rather not drill into a nice bumper. Anyone fabbed brackets? Im considering making a bracket that bolts to the front skid. The truck is lifted enough for it to be legal.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    I used double sided tape.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    Use zap straps/cable ties to the lower grill. There is a bracket too, my buddie has one on his civic, was really hard to find. Its like a L bracket so it can get screwed into the inside of the lower grill.

    Double side tape can work, I would recomend 3M VHB tape, can be harder to find but the best tape around. Make sure its automotive/exterior tape (not carpet tape)
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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  5. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Hmmm, I should design one and sell it!
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    I've been tinkering with the idea for a while now, but with no avail.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Here you go for $60 before shipping:
    http://passwordjdm.com/PasswordJDM-License-Plate-Re-Locator-V2-P2355C329.aspx

    Ebay has them for a fraction of the price:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-J...ator-HONDA-CIVIC-CRX-/190566532868#vi-content

    Ebay also has the swivel mounts (something I'm looking at):
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Add-Front-Universal-License-Plate-Bracket-Holder-JDM-Mount-Relocator-Support-/190611808903?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BUA%252BFICS%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D190566532868%26ps%3D54
     
  8. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    i think i am going to weld tabs to the lip of the skidplate. Might cost 2 dollars and the plat could be unscrewed before a trail or just bent back if i go through some high snowbanks.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    My skidplate idea isnt going to work, its too far back and the cops will ticket me because its obstructed.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    don't see what the big deal is about drilling the bumper.. mine had two "dimples" marking the hole locations.. double-sided tape probably isn't going to look too good on your bumper anyway, sans license plate, especially if you attempt to remove it..
     
  11. Mar 15, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    [​IMG]

    Did this to make way for my undercover HWMS, which is on hold now. I didn't mind drilling 2 new holes as I plan on switching to a plate bumper in the future.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    Front plates suck. vehicles look so much better without them. And if i get posted to another province that doesnt require them i have some holes in the plastic.

    I had a look at where the front fascia mounts to a small subframe. I will pick up a short peice of angle iron, mount it with bolts and then the plate will be quickly removeable. Will post pics when I am done.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Anyone have a good way of filling unwanted holes? My truck came from a dealer in Texas and when I received it from my dealer in LA it had my dealer's license plate frame on the front. I assume the dealer in TX had drilled the holes as their standard practice when they received the truck from the plant. I took the front license plate frame off, but now I have 2 holes in the bumper.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    The whole license plate thing gave me the excuse to buy a light bar. I picked up the Nfab bar and used a couple of conduit clamps to hold my plate.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^Damn I like that..
     
  16. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    Get some push clips,the black ones you can get some touchup paint and make the match.I did this on my old 08.You notice them there but looks so much better.Oh you can get the push clips at any autoparts store
     
  17. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Bumperplugs.com. I will be designing a fabricating one up soon. I'll post pics when complete.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    good ideas here
     
  19. Jul 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    I would hate to have a front plate on my truck. My buddy bent his around the bottom grill and never had a problem. It's still visible.
     
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    I live in VA and hate having a front plate.
     
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