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post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2018, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Front License Plate Solution

On the CHEAP.

Total investment $6.97 in hardware, 38 minuets in time.
(Includes cleaning and putting away tools)

2) well nuts
2) isolator washers (rubber backed)
2) clamping knobs w/ male stud.
All from big box home improvement store.

Gets the plate out of the way, and allows for quick easy removal for the trail.

Hope this helps someone.
Sure beats the cost of the aftermarket brackets that are available.

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if you’re unfamiliar, a well nut is similar to a rivnut but won’t hold the same weights.
As you tighten down, the rubber compresses into the hole.
The well nut combined with isolation washer prevents vibration of the plate.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-24-2018, 12:53 PM
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love it and actually happy you posted this because i got my new bumper in and was thinking about this the other day. did you drill into the bumper? i assume you did but you dont mention it unless im stupid

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love it and actually happy you posted this because i got my new bumper in and was thinking about this the other day. did you drill into the bumper? i assume you did but you dont mention it unless im stupid

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Yes.
I used the holes in the plate as a template.
Center punched.
Started with small bit and stepped up to appropriate size.

Well nut should be very snug(almost hard to get in) so you can get it tight as you tighten down the knobs.

Do not make your holes too big.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-24-2018, 05:32 PM
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Yes.
I used the holes in the plate as a template.
Center punched.
Started with small bit and stepped up to appropriate size.

Well nut should be very snug(almost hard to get in) so you can get it tight as you tighten down the knobs.

Do not make your holes too big.
Thank you so much!

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Or live in a state that doesn't require a front plate.

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Or live in a state that doesn't require a front plate.
Texas is one of those weird states. We use to not require them, but have since. I have never run a front plate and have never gotten pulled over for it. I do live out of the metropolitan areas though, so that definitely helps me.

It is one of those items though that the police can use to pull you over, after a few drinks. Therefore it's beneficial to have it. No reason to get pulled over for a crappy reason.

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-28-2018, 01:54 PM
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Here's another cheap and easy method.



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^^^^^^^
Cheap & Easy is the Bomb.

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