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Rear license plate option's, simple to complex

I've got the plug for the hole thats left when removing the license plate bracket...I already painted it to match...

I'm looking to mount my license plate in the rear tire ...any idea's?

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I called my chums at ORO and ordered up the Lite Plate thingy. It has wicked-bright white LED's that illuminate the plate, and red LED's for a 3'd brake light. It includes a generous length of sheathed cable. I wired the cable of the Lite Plate to a EFI connector so I can unplug it when I remove the spare.

I then went to Casa DePot and bought a piece of aluminum flat bar. Made a couple cuts and a couple bends and rivoted the Lite Plate to the new bracket. I then bolted it through the center cap. I used a fender washer on the inside of the center cap, so it's plenty sturdy.

If I ever have to remove the spare (haven't yet... knocking on wood), I can unplug the connector and drop the whole thing. Then I can remove the plate assembly from the center cap. Kind of a hassle, but how often do you use your spare?


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Kind of a hassle, but how often do you use your spare?


I use my spare two or three times a day.

Nice Job Famous Jon. Looks awesome. I keep meaning to copy you on this.

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I use my spare two or three times a day.

Nice Job Famous Jon. Looks awesome. I keep meaning to copy you on this.
It's things like this that make me Famous Jon.
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It's things like this that make me Famous Jon.
It's better than being the Red Rocket!

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i made mine out of some ABS plastic and th plate light off my gsxr


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i made mine out of some ABS plastic and th plate light off my gsxr

What is your GP that rocks? Like Moto GP, or gramma's Grand Prix SE?
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What is your GP that rocks? Like Moto GP, or gramma's Grand Prix SE?
JP was taken so i went with GP

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What is your GP that rocks? Like Moto GP, or gramma's Grand Prix SE?
I thought it was "My Girl's Pusssy Reaks"

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JP was taken so i went with GP
I get it... just razzin' ya.
And don't listen to Bach. He's drunk and had a bad experinece with his reference.
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Famous Jon that mount looks great and the Colorado plate tops it off, I love the plate. I really must get out there and wheel damnit


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A Jeep just zipped past my house and I could swear I heard the driver yellin:

"The tkob is coming!! The tkob is coming!!"

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Famous Ron that mount looks great and the Colorado plate tops it off, I love the plate. I really must get out there and wheel damnit
Ron? Come on!! How am I supposed to get famous?!! It's Jon
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Ron? Come on!! How am I supposed to get famous?!! It's Jon
thats what I said




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thats what I said


Stop that! I'm drinking and stuff!
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You guys got some kick a$$ ideas. Anyone else? I"m looking to put something together from the hardware store...

Current project jeep 08' wrangler 2dr
Past jeep:
- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
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RockHard also has a couple of options you might want to consider.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for some pictures and ideas.

http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/jk-rear.html

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I just made one today from the hardware store to tide me over... till I can get my shop and build something truly custom... I've been having troubles posting pics But I'll see what I can do.

anybody know what this means:
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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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What are you guys doing to cover up the hole where the old tree-catcher was? I've seen a plug, but don't know who makes it.

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chrysler makes the plug

PM Prozack he will square you away

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I made one out of an old front bumper license plate mount I had laying around and LED bolts for a motor cycle. Since I sold my bumper and while I wait for the new one the plate is just attached to the plastic stocker with no light.
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U want the mopar part# 55397112AA. My girlfriend works at jeep and her part guy didn't even know what it was.. I laughed and it came in the next day.Its $8 cost, but i might be like $15 for everyone else. If you lived close by, I'd hook you up with an $8 one. Any of the guys living here locally I'll hook you up with employee cost on parts...just let me know

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Do any of you have a close up of what the plate cover looks like? maybe even a picture of what the thing looks like when its installed? Thanks!!!
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My plug isn't painted yet...
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My plug isn't painted yet...
You should paint it blue
Nice BallC o c ks

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You should paint it blue
Nice BallC o c ks
It will match my Jeep, when I paint it black. Only you would notice the ball thingys.
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