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Plate installation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CNW, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Mar 25, 2008 at 10:24 PM
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    CNW

    CNW [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the place Toyota has for the plate. I just used a "pull out" license plate gizmo from rpidesigns. It is for Corvettes, but I used it here. I have happy with the results.

    Will need to remove and fill holes above plate.

    Photos attached.

    Craig

    Tacoma Plate 001.jpg
    Tacoma Plate 002.jpg
     
  2. Mar 25, 2008 at 10:41 PM
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    jungleman

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    I like it

    That`s a good idea, thanks.

    I just had to replace my wolf plate with the one with all the stupid numbers at the request of my friendly law enforcement, I`m sick of looking at it already.

    Don`t you just love the way they drilled those huge screws right into the plastic? My dealer didn`t even drill holes first. Plastic sticking out everywhere....morons
     
  3. Mar 26, 2008 at 2:57 AM
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    vivafire

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    That does look sweet!
     
  4. Mar 26, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    SteelCity

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    Me likey. Where did you get that??
     
  5. Mar 26, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    LazyRyan

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    i kno this is sorta off topic, but whered u get ur grille?
     
  6. Mar 26, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Oh Yeah!!!
    Not sure if it's cause North Carolina, but when I picked up my truck, there were no holes. Guess I got lucky...
     
  7. Mar 26, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    06tacoma

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    Yeh i had no holes either but just two very small indents
     
  8. Mar 27, 2008 at 12:12 AM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I wish I had the choice. The dealer punched the holes to only mount their advertisement logo plate. And we aren't even required to have a front plate. I was really pissed at first, I almost made them fix it. But now I have a grill guard and a winch up there so you can't see them. Actually I forgot about it, Now I'm getting pissed all over again!

    Thanks People!!:frusty:
     
  9. Mar 27, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    CNW

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    Ryan,

    The grill is from GrillCraft. It is great. They have several styles. Check it out. Also ordered (not arrived yet) hood struts from Redline. I think I am going to like the, as well.

    Craig
     
  10. Mar 27, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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  11. Mar 27, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    RedruM29

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    Just enough, and never enough
    once again i hate california for these stupid little laws like this one... as you can tell from my earlier pictures i had the gay dealer plate on then i got pulled over the only reason was the front plate:mad:
     
  12. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    45longcolt

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    Anyone know where to get a cheap black plastic frame like the pix above? I do not like attaching a metal plate directly against the painted bumper. I'll check out that rpidesigns but does anyone know another place to get these black plastic frames. Got mine in Texas and we do have to have a front plate but mine only had the indentions. I am sure some place has hundreds of them for sale, just got to find that place.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    That's BS!!! I'd be pissed too, especially since you don't need the front plate. Around here, they paint the name of the dealership on the rear of the vehicle, near the emblem. Bastards!!!
     
  14. Mar 27, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    ^I always tell them to take the label off or $5K off the price for the advertising I am providing for them.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    I'll have to remember that one.:)
     
  16. Mar 28, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    rlg0613

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    Super White! Dealer's decal was white to show up on the average color vehicle. They didn't bother on mine.
     
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